- 1 How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects of Testosterone Injections?
- 2 Testosterone Therapy Timeline In First 6 Months
- 3 What to Expect After the First Year of TRT?
- 4 Other Types of Treatment for Low Testosterone
All across the world, testosterone levels of men and even women are plummeting, creating a modern-day epidemic, characterized by abdominal weight gain, muscular atrophy, fatigue, low libido, falling rates of fertility, hair loss, fragile bones, and metabolic syndrome. The fallout of this disorder is potentially immense, wreaking havoc on the lives of as much as one in every four males, and millions of females, as well.
Our clinic specializes in testosterone replacement therapy, offering substantial relief and recovery from all bothersome and often life-altering consequences associated with low testosterone (Low T) levels. Low T treatment is usually administered in the form of an injection, which is incredibly effective to improve your physical condition within a relatively short period.
However, understandably, many of our current and future clients are wondering just how long exactly it may take to begin to notice the first signs of improvement after getting the initial injection.
How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects of Testosterone Injections?
There are no two individuals completely alike, which means that not only your symptoms and their severity will be unique to you, but the way your body responds to testosterone treatment, as well. It is difficult to predict the exact timeline of the recovery process without potentially creating false expectations, discouragement, or feelings of failure.
The study shows, that testosterone therapy works wonderfully if enough time is given to your body to adjust and begin its healing journey on its own timeline.
In general, whether you’re a man or a woman, you should see some of the benefits of testosterone shots within the first month, or at most, six weeks after the beginning of your treatment. These results are directly related to the slow increase of testosterone circulating in your body. And while they are not likely to offer complete relief from your symptoms instantly, you will see tangible, real-life proof that your low testosterone levels are definitely on the increase.
Testosterone Therapy Timeline In First 6 Months
During the first 6 months of treatment, a typical timeline of improvements associated with testosterone injections – while not guaranteed in your specific situation- may be the following:
First Days After Starting TRT:
- Improved insulin sensitivity
- Lessening of food cravings
- Decreasing levels of hunger
First 3-4 Weeks From the Start of Testosterone Therapy:
- Libido, sex drive of a man likely to improve
- Increase of spontaneous erections in a man
- Decrease of anxiety
- Decrease of blood triglycerides
- Decrease of total blood cholesterol
First 6 Weeks After Treatment Begins:
- Better mood, lessening mood swings
First 12 Weeks After the Start of TRT injections:
- Lowered and more balanced levels of blood sugar
- Lowered blood pressure
- Both good and bad cholesterol is to improve
- Increase in muscle mass and strength
- Decrease in body fat
First 6 Months of Therapy:
- Increase in bone density and bone strength
What to Expect After the First Year of TRT?
In general, as a man or a woman, approaching the one-year anniversary of starting your TRT treatment, as well as beyond 12 months, you can expect all your Low T symptoms significantly improve or disappear altogether. Some of the typical results are:
- Optimal red cell formation
- Optimal energy levels
- Better quality of sleep
- Return of the optimal muscle mass
- Sex life to improve significantly
- Positive mood, balanced emotions
- Increased hair growth
- Optimal brain function and memory
TRT is likely to change your life entirely and for the better, in a relatively short amount of time. Injection treatment is the best and fastest route to recovery and increase of your testosterone levels
Other Types of Treatment for Low Testosterone
While injections are likely the most effective treatment to experience those long-awaited benefits the fastest way possible, there are other options for those who are seeking for alternative solutions. There are two methods to raise your testosterone levels without an injection. These are the following:
Testosterone levels can be increased by using patches where testosterone is absorbed through the skin. Positive changes are still experienced at a reasonably fast rate, within a few months. Although not as quickly as in the case of injections since there is no way to exactly measure the amount of testosterone actually absorbed into the bloodstream from a patch.
It is important to observe your symptoms closely and take note of positive changes or lack thereof if you don’t experience any improvement, it is possible that patches are not the optimal solution for you due to absorption problems.
Testosterone can be administered in an ingestible format, through the pills. Unfortunately, taking pills is not an effective method to increase your testosterone levels because your digestive enzymes are likely to destroy this hormone in the stomach. This fact makes the current method ineffective compared to TRT injections but likely to cause liver toxicity too, in the long run. For this reason, taking testosterone pills is strongly discouraged, regardless of whether you are a man or a woman.
Let’s summarize all the said before. If you are a man struggling with low libido and fatigue, or a woman who finds it hard to lose weight, a testosterone replacement therapy is likely to offer the most benefits to normalize your hormone levels. Improve your bothersome physical symptoms, and give you back the control over your life. While the exact timeline of your recovery is difficult to predict and depends on your individual characteristics, a significant improvement is probably within a few short months away when you choose testosterone injections.