Testosterone Deficiency: Hypogonadism

Topics: Testosterone, Osteoporosis, Estrogen Pages: 3 (645 words) Published: March 12, 2002

Hypogonadism (Testosterone Deficiency)

In men, hypogonadism is a condition in which the testes produce a less than normal amount of testosterone, the male hormone. When too little testosterone is present, men tend to undergo a drop in sexual desire and performance. They may also experience depression, fatigue, loss of motivation and osteoporosis. The size and strength of their muscles may diminish and their body hair may become sparse. These symptoms are not specific to testosterone deficiency, however, some men with hypogonadism often don't recognize that they have a medical problem that is treatable. Copyright © 1999-2000 LifeSpan all rights reserved.

Revised February 19, 2002 Treatment Use

LifeSpan offers both injectable testosterone (testosterone cypionate) and testosterone cream. While both forms of testosterone have proven benefits in hormone replacement therapy, each has distinct advantages.

The transdermal delivery system of the pure micronized testosterone cream provides a non-invasive method of application along with a more consistent level of testosterone absorption. The cream is applied twice daily, in the morning and before bedtime. We recommend that you use the testosterone cream for eight consecutive weeks, then take two weeks off. During the two weeks off interval, we recommend that you administer HCG therapy (see below). It is recommended that you follow this cycle throughout the duration of your prescription.

You will receive a 200 mg/60 gram tube of testosterone transdermal cream that will last approximately four weeks. Your prescription will be valid for six months; however, because testosterone is a "controlled substance", you may only receive a four weeks supply of testosterone at one time.

For many people, testosterone replacement therapy via injection provides the quickest and most dramatic results in optimizing hormone levels. We provide testosterone cypionate in 200 mg/4ml vials. The usual...
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