Treatment for hypogonadism

Treatment for hypogonadism with testosterone replacement therapy. 

Testosterone cream is a popular solution to help increase testosterone levels. 

This medication contains testosterone that has been compounded in a topical dosage from (a cream/ gel). 

The testosterone is absorbed through the skin then enters the bloodstream to help restore normal testosterone levels in your body. 

Testosterone is commonly used to treat testosterone deficiency, known as hypogonadism.

What is hypogonadism?
Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough of the sex hormone testosterone. 

Testosterone is the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty. 

Low testosterone levels before puberty can permanently affect growth and development. After puberty, the development of hypogonadism is more likely to cause temporary problems that may improve with treatment. 
Some types of hypogonadism can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. 

Using testosterone cream for sex drive
Generally, women who have very low free testosterone levels have very little sexual desire. 

This can happen to women who earlier in their lives had high levels of desire and for some physiologic reason (like a hysterectomy), no longer do. 

These women know the difference and what if felt like to have low testosterone level and supplementing restores them to a level of desire resembling how they used to feel. 

Treatment of Hypogonadism

Topical Testosterone Patient Information

The symptoms that topical testosterone treats are..

  • Fatigue

  • Mental fussiness

  • Memory problems depression

  • decreased libido

  • Blunted motivation

  • Muscle weakness

  • Diminished feeling of well being

  • Heart palpitations

  • Thinning skin

  • Bone loss

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Incontinence

  • General aches or pains

  • Fibromyalgia

Treatment for Hypogonadism

Topical testosterone directions for use..

  1. Apply at the same time(s) every day. Do not apply immediately before bedtime because the cream may not absorb the best and may rub off onto the sheets.

  2. The best place to apply is to the upper arms, shoulder area, or inner thigh. Never apply to open sores, wounds or irritated skin.

  3. Before applying it is best to clean and dry the skin.

  4. Squeeze out the appropriate amount of medication to the area. Using a circular motion, rub in the medication until it is absorbed and the area feels dry. If applying to the lower arms you can use both arms to spread the medication in a circular motion until all is absorbed.

  5. Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after application to avoid spreading the medication to other people.

  6. Let the medication dry and soak in before getting dressed to prevent your clothes from wiping it off your skin.

  7. There is a slight risk of transferring the medication to other people you come into contact with. To avoid this, allow at least 4 hours for the medication to fully absorb before touching another person with the area of application.

  8. Wait at least 1 hour after application before bathing or swimming to ensure the best absorption.

Possible side effects..

  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

  • Mood changes such as agitation or depression

  • Acne

  • Increased facial hair growth

  • Deepening of the voice

  • Change in libido

  • Water retention or swelling

  • Itching or irritation at the site of application

These effects may go away during treatment, but if they continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice persistent nausea, vomiting, frequent or persistent erection, change in skin color, ankle swelling or persistent headache. 

› Treatment for Hypogonadism

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