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Creams, Injections, Patches & Pills: What’s Best for Treating Low T?

March 18th, 2014

Self-administered testosterone injections mimic the body’s natural testosterone delivery system

There are many different products on the market today that claim to boost testosterone levels and help restore a man’s natural vigor and zest for life. However, not all of these products are effective or even safe. It’s very important to consult an expert physician before using any sort of testosterone replacement product, not only so that you can get a high-quality product, but also so that you can get therapy tailored to your unique needs. Testosterone should not be treated in a vacuum, but instead should be carefully balanced along with other relevant hormones. At Renew Man™, we provide balanced care for men suffering from low T using the most effective form of testosterone delivery available, namely self-administered injections. Read on to learn why you should use injections, not any of the other methods of testosterone delivery.

Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements are not subject to the same quality control regulations as medications. This alone should be a compelling reason not to rely on supplements for treating your low T—with no oversight, they could be expired or even contaminated. But an even bigger problem is that herbal supplements are not backed up by science and do not deliver the reliable and safe results you’d see from a quality therapy.

Testosterone Patches

Up until a few years ago, testosterone patches were commonly used for treating low T. However, these patches were uncomfortable and often did not deliver sufficient testosterone to the patient. We do not use patches at Renew Man™.

Testosterone Pellets

Testosterone pellets came on the market in 2005 and were popular for about a year. Then, physicians began realizing that these pellets, which were surgically inserted under the skin for about 4 to 6 months, were not doing an adequate job of delivering a slow and steady amount of testosterone to the patient. Instead, pellets released too much testosterone into the body in the first few weeks and then not enough later on. Some doctors use pellets because they can make money off the surgery. Not Renew Man™. We care about your welfare, not our bottom line.

Testosterone Creams

A topical cream can provide a reasonably good time-released dosage of testosterone to the system. However, creams can cause patients to transfer testosterone to others by skin contact, which can be dangerous. Plus, creams result in a higher rate of conversion of testosterone to DHT, which can stress the prostate and cause certain undesirable side effects.

Testosterone Injections

Testosterone injections are by far the best and safest method of administering testosterone replacement therapy, especially when quality bioidentical hormones are used. The dosage can be precisely tailored to your unique needs and adjusted throughout the course of therapy based on the results of ongoing hormone testing. Plus, injections allow the testosterone to pool in hip or thigh muscle and get released into the bloodstream slowly over time, a process that mimics the way your body naturally releases testosterone. Testosterone injections also tend to reduce the risk of DHT conversion.

At Renew Man™, we will be happy to assess your individual case and create a treatment plan just for you. The twice-weekly self-administered testosterone injections we prescribe are virtually painless and easy for just about anyone to use. We can show you or your partner exactly what to do. Please call now to schedule your first appointment with a Renew Man™ doctor.

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