Low testosterone injections

Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands of both sexes and in the testes of males and the ovaries of females. Testosterone is largely responsible for the formation and maintenance of male sex characteristics, including both the larger bone and muscle development seen in males. The testosterone levels in humans are regulated by hormones released from the brain; in males the hypothalamus and pituitary glands in the brain increase testosterone during puberty and male characteristics develop (for example, penile enlargement, facial hair, interest in sex).

But I'm not more aggressive—a behavior change often tied to testosterone. That's not surprising to Robert Sapolsky, ., a neuroendocrinologist at Stanford University and a leading researcher on stress and behavior. "It's really not the case that testosterone 'causes' aggressive behavior," he says. "Instead, it makes the brain more sensitive to social cues that trigger aggression. And in support of that, a guy's testosterone level isn't a very good predictor of how likely he is to be aggressive."

In men, low testosterone levels in the body can be supplemented by hormone replacement with testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy can be prescribed as an intramuscular injection usually given on a biweekly basis; as a patch or gel placed on the skin, or as putty that is applied to the gums of the mouth. Each of the treatments has its risks and benefits. The decision as to which form of testosterone to use depends upon the clinical situation. Discussions between the patient and health care professional often helps decide which medication to use.

In the United States there are currently no preparations that are FDA approved for testosterone replacement for women.

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Low testosterone injections

low testosterone injections

  1. Low Testosterone Pictures Slideshow
  2. Take the Low Testosterone (Low T) Quiz
IN THIS ARTICLE
  • Low testosterone (low-T) facts
  • What is low testosterone (low-T)?
  • What causes low testosterone?
  • What are the symptoms of low testosterone?
  • When should a person seek medical care for low testosterone?
  • How is low testosterone diagnosed?
  • What is the treatment for low testosterone?
  • What are complications of low testosterone?
  • What is the outlook (prognosis) for a person with low testosterone?
  • How is low testosterone prevented?
  • Low Testosterone (Low-T) Topic Guide
What causes low testosterone?

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