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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Their Benefits Can Include
- 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
- Bitter taste in the mouth,
- Gum pain or swelling
- Reduced sex drive
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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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.