To maintain proper numbers of the male hormone, many men in the United States use prescription testosterone injections or gel as kinds of testosterone replacement therapy (also known as TRT therapy). The continuous pharmaceutical marketing blitz claims suggesting low T therapy can improve men’s alertness, energy, mental sharpness, and sexual function. However, valid safety concerns continue to exist. Some elderly men on hormonal replacement medication, for example, may suffer increased cardiac risks.

A major, conclusive experiment for hormone therapy of males is still in the works. Until then, here’s how to handle testosterone treatment with caution.

First and foremost, assess your health.

Have you examined alternative causes of exhaustion, poor sex desire, and other symptoms associated with low testosterone? Do you, for example, consume a well-balanced, healthy diet? Do you engage in regular exercise? Do you get enough sleep? Before going to testosterone replacement treatment for males, address these issues.

If your sex life isn’t what it is now, having you sorted out any potential relationship or psychological issues?

If you assume “low T” as the source of your erectile dysfunction, keep in mind that cardiovascular illness can also induce erectile dysfunction.

Obtain an accurate evaluation

Test findings that are inaccurate or misconstrued might either identify or miss a case of testosterone insufficiency. When your testosterone level is at its highest, it should be tested between 7 and 10 a.m. A low value should always be verified by a second test performed on a different day. To evaluate bioactive testosterone, or the amount of the hormone that can have an effect on the body, multiple testing and careful interpretation may be necessary. Seek the advice of an endocrinologist for a second opinion.