- 1 How Long Does It Take to Feel the Effects of Testosterone Injections?
- 2 Testosterone Therapy Timeline 1-6 Months
- 3 What to Expect After a Year on TRT?
- 4 Timeline for Other Forms of TRT
- 5 The Takeaway
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 and widely preffered by specialists.
However, it is understandable that many people wonder how long it can take to notice the first signs of improvement after the first injection before starting TRT.
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 will be unique, 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 and discouragement.
The study shows, that dynamics effects of testosterone therapy spectrum varies significantly, probably due to the pharmacodinamics of the testosterone treatment.
In general, you will see the first benefits of testosterone shots within the first month, or at most, six weeks after the beginning of your treatment.
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 T levels are definitely on the increase.
Testosterone Therapy Timeline 1-6 Months
During the first 6 months of therapy, a typical timeline of improvements (while not guaranteed in your specific situation) may be the following:
First 3-4 Weeks From the Start:
- 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:
- Better mood, lessening mood swings
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
First 6 Months of Therapy:
- Increase in bone density and bone strength
What to Expect After a Year on TRT?
In general, after 12 months, all symptoms of low T will be significantly improved 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 for the better, in a relatively short amount of time. Injection form is the best and fastest route to recovery and increase of your testosterone levels.
Timeline for Other Forms of TRT
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. These are the following:
Testosterone Transdermal Patches
In this form, testosterone is absorbed through the skin and increases T levels. 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 closely monitor your symptoms and notice positive changes or lack thereof. If you haven’t noticed any improvement, patches may not be the best solution for you due to absorption issues.
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 injections as pills are likely to cause liver toxicity in the long-term. 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 finds it hard to lose weight, TRT is likely to offer the most benefits to normalize your T levels.
Improve your bothersome physical symptoms, and give you back control over your life. The exact timeline of your recovery is difficult to predict and depends on your individual characteristics.
Significant improvement is probably within a few short months away when you choose testosterone injections.