Hormone Deficiency Therapy
Testosterone therapy for hormone deficiency
If the doctor rubs a hormone therapy, there are several possibilities:
- Patches for gluing on the skin
- Gel for Application to the skin,
- Implants are small cylinders of pure testosterone, which are implanted in the ceiling in the stomach.
Testosterone implants and injections against hypogonadism
Testosterone implants provide over a period of four to six months the active compound. Because the testosterone-cylinder depletes slowly, drops the testosterone levels steady, so that can be set to the end of the effect time the old complaints again, because of the hormone level has dropped below the normal level.
Testosterone injections are injected in intervals of two to four weeks into a muscle (usually the gluteus Maximus). The disadvantage is that soon after the syringe has been administered, testosterone levels rise steeply, but then towards the end of the effective period of time is similar to steep.
The capsules and the patch with testosterone
Testosterone there is also in capsule form. If the capsules dissolve in the intestinal tract, is made the testosterone via the lymphatic system into the bloodstream. You have to take the drug three times a day, since the half-life of testosterone is very short.
A patch containing testosterone, to be applied on the body or on the scrotum (the scrotum). The scrotal patch is changed daily and in the morning after the morning toilet attached. After three to six hours, the highest testosterone concentrations are measured in the blood. In the course of the day, the patch is then continuously 6 mg of the hormone.
The contraceptive patch is regarded as a pleasant method of therapy, because it reached so getting on and off of the testosterone level corresponds approximately to the natural fluctuations of the hormone: In healthy men with the highest testosterone concentration in the Morning, in the evening she takes constant.
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- Hormone deficiency – What happens?
- Hormone deficiency – cause and symptoms
- Hormone Deficiency Therapy