Testosterone replacement therapy
Low dose testosterone injections or topical creams
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Low Testosterone Treatment: Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
The most common way to treat low testosterone is with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in the form of low dose testosterone injections or topical testosterone creams. There’s no “standard” or starting dose for testosterone creams or injections because normal testosterone levels in men can vary significantly. Talk with your doctor to determine your proper starting dose with the most benefits and fewest side effects.
How Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Work?
Think of TRT like a mild form of steroid use—because that’s exactly what it is. The immediate benefits of testosterone replacement can include:
- More energy
- Weight loss
- Stronger sex drive
- Improved mood
But just like other anabolic steroids, testosterone replacement therapy comes with inherent risks and potential side effects.