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Patients often ask what can be done for men with low testosterone levels. The medical staff of Endocrinology Consultants has been diagnosing and treating low testosterone conditions for many years. Our reproductive endocrinologists have earned a reputation of being among the premier specialists in New Jersey. The following information about low testosterone treatment is derived from our physicians and from the UpToDate® reference library.

Low Testosterone Treatment - What is androgen replacement?

Androgens

Androgens are a type of hormone. There are several types of androgens, but testosterone is the main one. When testosterone levels are lower than normal, patients may experience a variety of symptoms.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone include:

  • Low libido
  • Loss of muscle
  • Feeling depressed
  • Bone thinning
  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of facial or body hair
  • Developing breasts
  • Being slow to go through puberty

Treatment

If male hormone levels are very low, an endocrinologist can treat this with testosterone, which can be prescribed in the form of a shot, a skin patch, skin gel, or liquid.

Brand Name Method Frequency
Depo-Testosterone Injection Every 1 to 2 weeks
Androderm Patch Every night
Androgel Gel Every morning
Testim Gel Every morning
Fortesta Gel Every morning
Axiron Liquid put on armpits Every morning

Benefits of Treatment

A regular treatment cycle can have significant impact on androgen levels.

It is important to note that patients who receive testosterone treatment require regular blood tests.

Benefits of testosterone treatment include:

  • Normal libido
  • Muscle strength
  • Normal energy levels
  • Improved mood

The providers of Endocrinology Consultants invite you to visit our office, located in Englewood, New Jersey, to address your questions and concerns. Please call our office at 201-567-8999 to schedule an appointment, or request an appointment online.

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