Testosterone injections are the most widely practiced and cost effective means of testosterone therapy. These injections are carried out in persons suffering from low circulating testosterone levels. Testosterone injections are safe and effective, and they produce immediate results. They enhance metabolic and mental activities in men. Testosterone injections are widely resorted to by hypogonadal men.
Testosterone injections are intramuscular injections, in which the hormone is injected directly into the muscle so that it is directly absorbed into the blood stream. The quantity of testosterone to be injected depends on the person health conditions and testosterone levels in blood.
Testosterone is esterified first to inhibit degradation and to make it soluble in oil-based injection vehicles. The common esterified compounds used for injection are testosterone cypionate and testosterone enanthate. This esterified compound is then injected into the body.
Before taking a testosterone injection, tell your doctor about all other medicines, nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking. If you are diabetic, these injections can affect your blood sugar levels.
The benefits of testosterone injections include muscle and strength improvement, body hair and skin thickening, improvement in sexual desire, and decreased irritability and depression. Testosterone injections are also recommended for persons having mild/moderate heart diseases as they improve blood flow to the heart during exercise. Testosterone enhances the dilation of coronary arteries, arteries providing blood to heart muscles, thus increasing blood flow and decreasing blood pressure.
Immediately after every testosterone injection, blood testosterone level can go much higher than natural levels. After 4 or 5 days it tends to drop.