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Tips for Near-Painless Testosterone Injections

July 25th, 2017

Learn why testosterone injections are the best delivery method and how to make the process virtually painless

Are you suffering from fatigue, hair loss, low sex drive, weight gain, and other symptoms of andropause? Getting back to a healthier, more fit, and younger-feeling you could be as simple as getting testosterone replacement therapy. At Renew Youth, we offer safe and effective treatment options based on the latest proven science. Our testosterone replacement therapy goes beyond simply boosting testosterone and actually includes measures to address all the hormones that affect male aging and bring them into a healthy balance.

Why Injections Are Best

Our preferred method of testosterone delivery is self-administered injections. Not only are injections the healthiest and safest way to receive testosterone; they are also the most convenient for our clients.

When testosterone is taken using patches, pellets, or pills, men end up with big swings in their testosterone levels. They may get too much hormone at first, and then too little later on. This will not provide optimum symptom relief or give your body the steady supply of testosterone it was designed for. Another problem with these delivery methods is that testosterone may convert to DHT, a harmful version of the hormone that has been associated with many negative effects.

Testosterone injections, on the other hand, allow for a very precise dose of testosterone to be administered, so you can get the exact amount of hormone you need to feel your best. When injected into muscle tissue, the testosterone will create a natural reservoir of hormone that can be released slowly and evenly into the body over time. This process mimics how testosterone is naturally released in your body. Injecting testosterone also decreases the risk of DHT conversion.

Self-Administered Injections Don’t Have to be Scary

At first, many men are a bit squeamish about the idea of twice-weekly testosterone injections. However, this can typically be overcome with a little practice and experience. We will teach you (or your partner) the proper, safe way to administer your injections at home. The injections will be done with a small needle, so they should not be as uncomfortable as the injections you may be used to getting at your doctor’s office.

We can also recommend the following tips to help make your self-administered testosterone injections as painless as possible:

  • Be sure there are no air bubbles in the syringe
  • Let your skin dry fully after cleaning the injection site with an alcohol wipe
  • Relax the muscles in the injection site
  • Break the skin quickly with the needle
  • Keep the needle steady while injecting
  • Do not reuse disposable needles

Want to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about self-administered testosterone injections for treatment of andropause symptoms, please contact us at 800-859-7511.

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