Can low testosterone be treated?
Low testosterone can be easily treated and there are many effective and convenient treatment options.
What are the benefits of treating TDS?
Treatment can help restore your vitality and passion for life through:
Improved sexual function
Increased sexual desire and performance
Feeling stronger and gaining muscle mass
Increased bone strength
Improved sense of wellbeing and mood
What are the treatment options?
The most common treatment for TDS is Testosterone Replacement Therapy. The aim of this therapy is to increase the level of testosterone in the blood. There are different methods of application available for you to consider depending on factors such as convenience and possible side-effects. If you require treatment, your doctor will discuss the best option with you.
The most commonly used types of Testosterone Replacement Therapy are gel, patches and injections.
Applied daily and provides a continuous delivery of testosterone
Can be used at home as part of a daily routine
Easy application to stomach, shoulders or inner thighs (different gels may have different application sites)
Side-effects may include skin irritation (rash or itching)
Care should be taken to avoid transfer of gel to partner or child
Easy to apply to the body
Can be used at home
The patch may fall off when you sweat
Side-effects may include local skin reactions in some patients
Injected into muscle tissue
Given in a clinic
May require a trip to the doctors every 2 weeks, or 10-14 weeks
Can cause wider fluctuations in body testosterone levels
May cause some side-effects around the injection site in some patients
Improving your overall health could also help to boost testosterone levels naturally.
Improving your diet
Getting plenty of rest
Moderating alcohol consumption
These changes may reduce the risk of TDS
Once you start treatment it is important that you attend follow up appointments with your doctor so that they can check that your treatment is working for you. If you feel that your treatment isn’t working, or you experience any unwanted side-effects, you should go back to your doctor.