05 JulHow To Treat Abnormal Testosterone Levels?
Ask your doctor about testosterone tests if you suspect that you have abnormal hormone levels or if you notice developmental issues in your children. A wide range of treatment is available.
The most common treatment for low testosterone is testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). In TRT, you’re given an injection, a skin patch, or a topical gel containing testosterone that replaces the testosterone missing from your body. Though this treatment is common, TRT is known to have some risks and side effects. They include:
blood clot formation
benign prostatic hyperplasia, or prostate growth
possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes
If you’re taking any medications or supplements (such as steroids) that abnormally affect your testosterone levels, your doctor may ask you to stop taking them or suggest an alternative.
Your doctor may also recommend lifestyle changes that can help balance your testosterone levels, such as exercising to build muscle and healthy weight loss through dietary changes.
Anyway, if you notice any abnormal symptoms, such as hair loss, weight loss, or acne, especially if you’re under 40, you may want to test your testosterone levels. A test can help reveal whether any underlying conditions, health issues, or lifestyle choices are affecting your testosterone production.
In many cases, testosterone levels can vary simply based on your age, diet, drug regime, or even your level of activity. A testosterone test may indicate that your levels are merely a result of the natural aging process or a number of other factors that you can personally regulate.