There are a few medical options to increase testosterone levels. First the doctor will test your testosterone levels with a simple blood test. The best time to get your testosterone levels checked is in the morning hours when your testosterone levels are at their highest.
Prior to your blood test appointment you may be asked by the doctor to stop taking any prescriptions that may have an effect on your testosterone levels. Some of the medications that can give a false testosterone level reading include steroids, barbiturates, anticonvulsants, androgen or estrogen therapy.
Some medications, including opiates, can artificially decrease your testosterone levels. If you’re taking any of the medications above, alert your doctor. They’ll ensure that your testosterone test results are accurate.
After your testosterone level results are ready and the doctor has had time to review them he will talk with you about other factors such as diet and exercise. He will then determine the best medical option to increase your testosterone levels.
Testosterone can also be injected directly into the muscles, or implanted as pellets in the soft tissues. Your body slowly absorbs the testosterone into the bloodstream.
Testosterone gel comes in packets that will absorb into your skin when applied once a day. AndroGel, Axiron, and Fortesta also come in a pump that delivers the amount of testosterone prescribed.
Testosterone Skin Patch:
Androderm is a skin patch worn on the arm or upper body. It's applied once a day.
Testosterone Mouth Patch:
Tablet that sticks to the upper gums above the incisor, the tooth just to the right or left of the two front teeth. Applied twice a day, it continuously releases testosterone into the bloodstream through oral tissues.
In addition to medical options to increase your testosterone levels you can do some things in your every day life such as lose weight, take vitamin D, strength training, eat healthier, and get a good nights rest every night.
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