What are Testosterone injections, who needs them, and how quickly they work
Testosterone is a sex hormone that naturally occurs and produced in the testicles of a man. It does a lot for males other than facilitating a healthy sex drive. Little amounts of testosterone are also produced in the adrenal system and ovaries of women. The hormone affects other factors in your body such as muscle mass, red blood cells count, bone density, and mood. Testosterone injections are done when there is insufficient testosterone
in the body. They are intended to treat conditions caused by lack of this hormone in men such as impotence, delayed puberty, and hormonal imbalances. Testosterone injections can also be used to treat breast cancer in women especially if cancer has affected and spread to other body parts.
How long do the testosterone injections take to work?
This is the most frequently asked question by patients on how long to wait before feeling well after they have testosterone injections. There is no precise answer to this. Ensuring that your injection treatment is supervised medically by a specialist who understands the side effects well and being regular in the treatment can play a big role on how quickly you can get well. In addition, we are all different from one another and our responses too.
However, the majority of patients experience significant improvement within 5-7 weeks. For symptoms such as low libido and lack of sleep, the response may be sooner. On the other hand, factors such as chronic illnesses, obesity, and medications can make your response slower.