So let’s say you have seen all the signs, gone to the provider, and it seems that yes, you have Low T. You have done your blood tests, taken a medical exam as provided by your provider, even gotten a second opinion and all the symptoms are there. What now? Although no one ever wants to hear that they have a special medical condition (unless, of course, said medical condition comes with perks like superpowers), you should be aware of the treatment options out there so you can do the best you can to get your body back to normal and back to a healthy state. In the case of Low T, you just want your testosterone levels to return to the regular amount again.
Before you pick a treatment option, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different kinds available. The following are FDA approved methods of treatment: gels, patches, injections, buccal tablet, and pellets. Testosterone gels must be applied every day and testosterone is absorbed through the skin in this method. Throughout the day the gel provides a continuous supply of the hormone. If you end up using this type of treatment, you do need to make sure others do not come into contact with your skin as they should not be exposed to the gel. Patches are very similar. They are applied daily and testosterone is absorbed by the skin. If you’d rather not raise your T level through the skin, you can get it the traditional way—by injection. With the injection method, your provider will give you a shot in your upper buttock every one to two weeks. Now this may not be appealing to you and that’s why there are other options. You have the buccal tablet. The buccal tablet is simply a tablet that is applied to the gum in your mouth and testosterone is absorbed this way over a twelve-hour period. This may be a more comfortable alternative for you than the shot. It may not. It’s up to you. Finally, you also have the pellet. Pellets are put under the skin near your hip. This is done by a provider during surgery. Now that you know that you have options, hopefully this will make the decision of picking a treatment method a little bit easier on you. It’s important that you discuss your choice with your provider to be safe.