Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can provide several benefits including increased sex drive and energy. Some evidence also suggests testosterone replacement therapy can also lead to increased bone strength, improved blood sugar control, and a longer lifespan.
Testosterone can be used to treat erectile dysfunction when the main cause is an abnormal decrease in the body’s testosterone level, also known as hypogonadism or andropause. Hypogonadism in a man is referred to as a decrease in either or both of the two major functions of the testicles: sperm and testosterone production. Primary male hypogonadism is caused by testicular dysfunction and can be congenital or develop as a man ages.
Testosterone Cypionate Injection therapy is one of several types of testosterone therapy. Others include nasal sprays, topical gels that are rubbed into the skin, intramuscular injections, or pellets, which are inserted by a trained healthcare provider just beneath the skin. Choosing the type of testosterone therapy to use is a decision that should take several factors into account. Consideration should be given to the physician’s experience and preference, but also your preference.
Testosterone cypionate injections are safe and effective. Injections are given into the muscle tissue, usually once a week or at longer intervals, as directed by your physician. You or a family member can learn to give TRT injections at home. If you’re uncomfortable giving yourself injections, a nurse or doctor can give the injections.
There is no immediate effect from testosterone cypionate injections. Over several weeks, after starting or changing dosage, your body will adjust to the new level of testosterone. Your doctor will help set treatment goals to measure your response while using testosterone. Your doctor will likely want to see you every 3 – 6 months to conduct blood tests required to measure the level of testosterone in your body.
Testosterone therapy carries various risks, including contributing to sleep apnea, stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate, enlarging breasts, limiting sperm production, stimulating growth of existing prostate cancer and blood clots forming in the veins. Men with prostate cancer are not candidates for testosterone replacement therapy.
Available in 3cc and 1cc vial sizes to optimize treatment cost.
Self-injection syringes are available for purchase