- 1 How Long Before I Can Expect to See Improvements of My Condition?
- 1.1 What to Expect in the First Year of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- 1.2 What to Expect After the First Year of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
- 1.3 What Other Types of Treatment Exist for Low Testosterone?
- 1.4 Conclusion
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 hormone replacement therapy, offering substantial relief and recovery from all bothersome and often life-altering consequences associated with low testosterone levels. This treatment, which is usually administered in the form of an injection, 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 Before I Can Expect to See Improvements of My Condition?
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. Testosterone injection 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 injections 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.
What to Expect in the First Year of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
During the first 12 months of treatment, a typical timeline of improvements associated with testosterone injections -while not guaranteed in your specific situation- may be the following:
Within the First Days:
- improved insulin sensitivity
- lessening of food cravings
- decreasing levels of hunger
In the First 3-4 Weeks:
- 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
In the First 6 Weeks:
- better mood, lessening mood swings
depression to improve
In the First 12 Weeks:
- 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
In the First 6 Months:
- increase in bone density and bone strength
What to Expect After the First Year of Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
In general, as a man or a woman, approaching the one-year anniversary of starting your testosterone injection treatment, as well as beyond 12 months, you can expect all your low testosterone 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
Testosterone replacement therapy is likely to change your life entirely and for the better, in a relatively short amount of time. Injection treatment is typically the best and fastest route to recovery but certainly not the only option to elevate your testosterone levels and experience physical benefits from.
What Other Types of Treatment Exist for Low Testosterone?
While a testosterone injection is 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 gel 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 a testosterone injection since there is no way to exactly measure the amount of testosterone actually absorbed into the bloodstream from a gel 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 gel patches are not the optimal solution for you due to absorption problems.
Testosterone can be administered in an ingestable format, through testosterone 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, which not only makes this method ineffective compared to a testosterone injection 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.
If you are a man struggling with low libido and fatigue, or a woman who finds it hard to lose weight, a testosterone injection treatment is likely to offer the most benefits to normalize your testosterone 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.