Should I Be Using Testosterone Creams
Discover The Very Real Risks Of Using Testosterone Creams
If you are diagnosed with low testosterone ( Hypogonadism) your doctor has a number of treatment options that they could offer to you. One option is testosterone creams.
The most popular ( but the ones that attracts the most controversy) are gels and patches. But there are also topically applied creams that can be used to increase testosterone levels.
Testosterone treatments are usually prescribed if a blood test shows that testosterone levels have dropped below 300mg/dl. Men with levels lower than that quite often experience reduced strength, energy, and poor sleep quality.
They can also become irritable, often prone to angry outbursts and a noticeable drop in sex drive..
Testosterone creams are relatively simple to use, just apply to a clean, preferably hairless part of the body ( often the shoulders, upper arms, and in some cases, the abdomen)
It should never be applied directly to the genital area..and the area of application should be changed daily to stop irritation to the skin..
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Side Effects Related To Testosterone Creams
As with any testosterone treatments, there are some reported side effects that may affect users.
The most common problems associated with testosterone creams are related to the urinary tract. Users have reported problems when urinating, feeling the urge to go even when the bladder is empty and some even report blood in the urine.
More worrying is the link that has been shown between testosterone creams and enlarged prostate. With possible increases in prostate cancer being reported.
Another serious side effect is the reported increased risk of having a heart attack. There are a large number of court cases, currently being heard in the US.
Claimants are seeking damages from the manufacturers of testosterone products because they suffered heart attacks as a direct result of using these kinds of testosterone treatments.
Other Skin Issues Can Include
- Dry Skin
- Increased Acne
The other issue with testosterone creams, (which is also common to gel type treatments) is the risk of subjecting those around you to the testosterone in the cream.
It is possible to pass the testosterone to your wife and your children by skin to skin contact. This is something that can result in some quite unpleasant side effects.
Particularly at risk are the young who can experience early onset of puberty, increased aggression, and even growth and development problems.
It is always essential that you wash your hands thoroughly after applying testosterone creams. Also make sure that the area is covered with clothing at all times…
Popular Testosterone creams include First Testosterone, Cernos, Aquaviron, Androfil.
Any testosterone replacement therapy is a powerful medication that should be used strictly under a doctors guidance and prescription.
Make sure that you discuss any health problems and medication that you are taking before undergoing this form of treatment…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR –
I am 60 years old, I currently live in London. I have one married daughter aged 35
I have always had a passion for fitness, In my younger days I was a keen swimmer and competed at county level both at home and abroad. I am also a keen squash and tennis player and have always been a keen gym goer.
I have a CPD accreditation in Sports Nutrition and am a published author with my articles featuring in some popular publications.
Over the past 13 years I have studied the effects of testosterone both in the younger man and as we get older, the effects of low or reduced testosterone and how increasing its production can really improve your health.
On a personal level, a number of years ago, I was diagnosed with Low-T myself, and my own in-depth research has helped me to redress my own health concerns.