Frequently Asked Questions About Testosterone Therapy
If you are on the fence whether to go for testosterone therapy or not, the following frequently asked questions will give you more information about it.
- What is testosterone therapy? This is treating a person with low testosterone levels through injections, gels, patches, surgically implanted pellets or through oral applications.
- How would they know if I have low testosterone levels? The doctor will perform a simple blood test, the results of which you will often know in 20 minutes or less. If your total or free testosterone is not within the normal range, you may be a candidate for treatment.
- When should I avoid testosterone therapy? Generally speaking, testosterone replacement therapy is not recommended for patients with the following conditions: breast or prostate cancer, prostate nodule, untreated obstructive sleep apnea, or uncontrolled severe heart failure. It is best to consult first with a doctor before starting with any treatment.