Androgel for Men with Testosterone Deficiency

Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on June 19th, 2020

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Testosterone Deficiency is a frustrating component of aging that affects the lives of millions of guys nationwide. Luckily, there are a variety of Testosterone Therapy Products that are very effective at relieving Low-T. One of the many Testosterone Treatments available today is Androgel. With Androgel, it is possible to overcome the symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency.


Androgel Topical Testosterone for Andropause and Low-T

Androgel is a safe and effective Testosterone Therapy produced by AbbVie Inc. for the treatment of Hypogonadism in Men. Clinical Testosterone Deficiency is characterized by a variety of issues, including low sex drive, impotence, fatigue, and loss of muscle mass. Androgel can relieve and reverse the symptoms of Low-T, helping men restore both vigor and sexual potency.

While Low-T has various causes, it is most commonly a byproduct of aging. Testosterone Levels drop consistently from age thirty, onward. Other health conditions and lifestyle choices further impact Testosterone Levels. For example, Obesity and Smoking both increase the risk of Testosterone Deficiency. It's estimated that 12% of men in their fifties suffer from Low-T.

Who Shouldn't Use Androgel?

Androgel is only intended for men over the age of eighteen with clinical symptoms of Low-T. Testosterone should never be used as a means of performance enhancement and should only be used by men diagnosed with Testosterone Deficiency. Upon diagnosis, your Hormone Specialist will assess the safety and viability of Testosterone Therapy, as certain men are at increased risk of side-effects and negative consequences.

Certain Medications may Interact with Androgel, including Steroids, Blood Thinners, and Insulin.

While Androgel is quite safe when used as directed, abuse of the product can increase the risk of heart attack, hypertension, and stroke. Abuse of Testosterone is also linked with aggression and addiction.

How To Apply Androgel

Androgel is popular because it is easy to self-administer. Androgel is designed to be massaged into the stomach, chest, shoulders, or upper arms. Because the testicles are particularly sensitive to Testosterone, you should avoid applying Androgel to the groin area.

It's important to keep the area where the Testosterone Gel is applied covered until it is fully absorbed into the skin to prevent cross-contamination. It takes around two hours for Androgel to be fully absorbed through the skin, and you should avoid getting the area wet. After two hours, you can go about your day exactly how you'd like.

Androgel provides a 24-hour dose of circulating Testosterone and is designed to be applied once daily for maximum effectiveness. Periodically missing a dose will not impact the overall efficiency of treatment, and you should only apply one dose daily.

Possible Side-Effects of Androgel

After screening, Androgel is considered quite safe for men with Low-T, but there is always a risk of side-effects. Be sure to discuss any issues with treatment with your prescribing physician. Allergic reaction is rare but can be serious. The following are some of the commonly reported side-effects of Androgel Treatment:

  • Burning, Itching, and/or Irritation Around Application Site
  • Muscle Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Moodswings
  • Headache

If you experience any of these complications, stop taking Androgel until you've talked with your doctor:

  • Unexplained Weight Gain
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Chest Pain
  • Gynecomastia/Increased Sensitivity
  • Urinary Issues
  • Groin Discomfort/Pain

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