Treatments For Replacing Lost Testosterone
There are many available treatments for replacing testosterone in men who are in their 50s. Here is a look at your options:
- Replacing testosterone in the blood – This is the most common treatment for men going through andropause. It provides relief from symptoms and improves the quality of life in men.
- Skin patches – By wearing a patch containing testosterone, men will receive the hormone through the skin. It releases a slow and steady supply of testosterone in the bloodstream.
- Testosterone gel – The gel is applied directly to the skin, usually on the arms. The individual must take care to wash the gel from the hands after each application because the gel can be easily transferred to others through skin contact.
- Capsules – This can be taken twice daily after meals. However, those with liver disease, poor liver function or heart and kidney disease should avoid this.