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Treating Low T at Houston Metro Urology

Treating Low T, or Testosterone deficiency, at Houston Metro Urology

HMU providers offer multiple options for treating low T

Feeling a little “less Arnold lately.”  It’s no secret that the manliness you have held onto over the years will eventually start to fade, but you never expected it to drop like this. It may be low T and our providers can treat low T. These can all be symptoms of low testosterone (Low T)

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low sex drive
  • Decreased muscle mass and sperm count
  • Depression
  • Fatigued and out of energy
  • Hair loss

Treatment options

Visiting with your Houston Metro Urology provider about your symptoms and health goals will help your provider find the best treatment option for you.

Testosterone Injection (Cypionate and Enanthate)

Testosterone is injected directly into the muscle and can be administered by a physician or self-injected. Testosterone Cypionate and Enanthate are mixed with a type of sterile oil that allows for a slow release into the bloodstream. The benefit of injection is you get the full absorption of testosterone since it’s being injected directly into the muscle.

Testosterone Pellets

These are pellets that are implanted under the skin of the buttocks. Testosterone is slowly released into the body over the next 3-4 months. This is effective and convenient because it allows the patient to receive the medication and then not have to worry about it for months at a time.

Testosterone Gels

Testosterone gels, such as AndroGel, are applied to the skin daily. The testosterone is absorbed directly through the skin. It’s easy to apply and is tolerated well with minimal irritation. It should be noted that absorption of the gels varies from person to person, so some patients will respond better to this than others. You also must be mindful of whom you make skin-to-skin contact with soon after your application

Testosterone Transdermal (Skin Patch)

Our providers do not recommend treating low T with a skin patch. They may cause skin irritation.

There are general risk of treating low T

Not Recommended if you have:

  • Prostate or breast cancer
  • Severe lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Class 3 or 4 heart failure
  • A hematocrit greater than 50%

Patients on testosterone treatment will be monitored with periodic lab tests by their physician to ensure proper dosing regimens and responses. Be sure to contact one of our Houston Metro Urology providers for more information as to what the right treatment option is for you.

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