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    The Truth About Low Testosterone

    Risks

    These depend on the type of testosterone therapy you receive. Options include gels, patches, shots, implants, and a version you take by mouth. All of them come with their own risks. Some of these include:

    There’s help for low testosterone, but it’s not as clear-cut as treating, say, a headache. This has caused some controversy in the medical worlds.

    “Regulatory agencies have expressed concern that testosterone treatments were being given without documentation,” Swerdloff says. “They’re concerned that the marketing of medications like testosterone directly to the public may result in more people than necessary taking it, based on the attractiveness of the marketing. I want to emphasize that communication with your physician is a good thing. Your physician has the obligation to take the right course of action.”

    That's why it's so important to talk to your doctor. Make a list of all of your symptoms before the appointment.

    Once he understands what’s going on with you, he’ll tell you your options and help you decide on the best course of action.

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    Reviewed on December 13, 2015

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