The testicles produce testosterone a hormone responsible for the proper development of male sexual characteristics. Testosterone is also important for maintaining muscle bulk, adequate levels of red blood cells, bone growth, sense of well-being and sexual function. As a man ages, the amount of testosterone in his body gradually declines and the significance of testosterone decline is controversial and poorly understood. The treatment for testosterone deficiency can include intramuscular injections, generally every two or three weeks, testosterone patch worn either on the body or on the scrotum, testosterone gel, mucoadhesive material applied above the teeth twice a day, or oral tablets. Read more: Testosterone Therapy to Treat ED Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- testosterone sustained-release - buccal, Striant
- testosterone gel (Androgel)
- testosterone - transdermal, Androderm
- testosterone undecanoate (Aveed)
- testosterone - intramuscular, Delatestryl, Tesamone
- Side Effects of Aveed (testosterone undecanoate)
- Side Effects of Axiron (testosterone solution)
- Side Effects of AndroGel (testosterone gel)
Prevention & Wellness
- AHA News: Hormone Therapy No Cure-All For 'Low T' In Aging Men
- Prescription-Strength Steroid Creams Sold Over-the-Counter Can Be Dangerous
- Testosterone Supplements Won't Help Most Men, Doctors' Group Says
- Testosterone Supplements Double Men's Odds for Blood Clots: Study
- Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart
- Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal