While the hormone testosterone is typically associated with men and masculinity, women also produce and need it, although in less quantities. Testosterone is necessary to maintain muscle mass, for bone growth and the production of red blood cells, and for a healthy sexual drive.
The symptoms of low testosterone include a low libido, dropping energy levels, a general feeling of lethargy, depression, anemia and weight gain. Replacing lost testosterone can make your body look toned and muscular again and restore your general and sexual health.
How is Testosterone Replacement Therapy done?
Testosterone levels can be increased by using gels or creams, injections and pellet implants.
Testosterone gels and creams are the most conservative form of treatment. They are applied directly to dry skin on a person’s shoulders, arms, legs and abdomen, typically at the same hour every day.
Testosterone injections are normally given once a week.
Testosterone implants are a favored course of treatment because of their convenience. Typical male patients will have 8-12 testosterone pellets implanted in the fatty tissue of their buttocks every three months.
You will need to consult with your doctor as to which type of testosterone replacement therapy is best for you.
Benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- Increased energy and stamina
- Increased muscle mass and bone density
- Improved muscle tone and less body fat
- Improved sexual drive
- More restful and deeper sleep
- Enhanced feeling of well-being
Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Costa Rica
If you are interested in testosterone replacement therapy in Costa Rica, please fill out the “Help Me Find a Doctor” form. A participating medical specialist will contact you about your medical needs.