Testosterone Patches

(Last Updated On: March 5, 2019)

The Benefits And Risks Of Testosterone Patches

A testosterone patch is a popular method used by doctors to treat symptoms of low testosterone in adult men. they can also be used by doctors to treat other health issues.

A testosterone patch is impregnated with the male sex hormone testosterone, it works by slowly passing the hormone through the skin and into the bloodstream..a process known as transdermal delivery..

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  • Increased Energy
  • Better Moods And Sleep Patterns
  • Improved Libido and Sexual Function
  • Reduced Body Fat
  • Increased Muscle Tone

Patches have varying concentrations of the hormone, the dosage depending on the severity of the problem.. Most patches are worn for 24 hours before being changed, there are some that last for 2, 5 or even 7 days.

Before Using A Testosterone Patch

Some medical conditions may conflict with a testosterone patch, if you have any medical conditions you MUST tell your doctor before starting testosterone treatment –

  • If you are taking any medicine or supplement
  • If you have any allergies to foods, medicines or any other source
  • If you have conditions such as Heart disease or failure, angina, high cholesterol, swelling, sleep apnea, diabetes, liver diseases, high blood calcium.
  • Are clinically obese

Do Not Use A Testosterone Patch

  • if you are elderly (without doctors consent)
  • If you are under 18
  • If you are female
  • If you have certain cancers including prostate.

Using A Testosterone Patch

Apply the patch to a clean, hairless area of skin – areas to apply usually include the stomach, back, upper arms or thighs ( your doctor will advise)

Alternate application sites daily ensuring that you give at least 7 days before reapplying to the same area

Do not apply a Testosterone patch to the scrotum, genitals or any area that will be subjected to pressure while sitting or sleeping

If you miss a dose, do not double up, simply carry on the following day as normal.

Possible Side Effects Of Testosterone Patches

While many users will not suffer any adverse effects, the following are considered to be a minor side effects that can occur with some users

  • Acne
  • Bitter taste in the mouth,
  • Headaches
  • Gum pain or swelling
  • Hairloss
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Fatigue
You should seek URGENT medical attention if you have any of the following
allergic reactions, breathing problems,increased breast size, chest pains or heart arrhythmia,any swellings to any part of the body, mood changes, dizziness, changes in the size or shape of the testicles.

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The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research and personal experiences, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.