When it comes to tackling topical testosterone side effects, in Rogers, there’s no better partner than the Edge. We are experts in all things men’s health and can guide you in selecting whatever testosterone treatment methods in Rogers work best for you.
We recommend clinical testosterone replacement therapy at the Edge for all men wanting to feel their best. Our collaborative, data-driven treatment methodology makes us the ideal care partner when you’re looking for lasting results.
While topical testosterone, be it cream or implants, can be helpful to men suffering from Low-T, topical testosterone treatment options can cause side effects. And importantly, these issues are far less likely when receiving clinical testosterone treatments from specialized men’s health professionals.
Topical Testosterone Side Effects include:
1. Skin Problems
Skin reactions are the most common topical testosterone side effect. Though both implants and creams can cause skin issues, topical creams can cause reactions in the area where it is applied. Symptoms can include:
- Dry Skin
Make sure you always apply the medication on clean, unbroken skin. Follow the application directions on the package carefully and report any skin reactions to your doctor.
2. Urinary Changes
Topical testosterone can also affect your urinary tract. Some men need to urinate more than usual, including during the night. You may feel an urgent need to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. Other symptoms include trouble urinating and blood in the urine.
3. Breast Changes
It’s rare, but topical testosterone can cause gynecomastia and result in unwanted changes to the breasts. This is because your body changes amounts of excess testosterone into estrogen, which can result in your body forming more breast tissue. Changes to the breasts can include:
4. Emotional Effects
Most men tolerate testosterone treatments quite well, but a small number develop emotional side effects from the hormonal changes due to elevated estrogen levels. These can include:
- Rapid mood swings
- Exaggerated emotional responses
Although emotional side effects are rare, any mental health issue can be serious if not treated. Be sure to discuss any symptoms with your provider.
5. Sexual Dysfunction
Testosterone plays a significant role in a man’s sex drive. But in rare cases, topical testosterone can negatively affect your sex life and performance. It may cause problems such as:
- Decrease in sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Erections that happen too often and last too long
6. Transfer Through Touch
Another issue is that exposure to topical testosterone can cause side effects in women and children through contact with it on their skin or clothing.
Keep the treated area covered or wash it well before letting others touch you. To prevent this from becoming an issue, don’t allow skin-to-skin contact of the treated area with other people. Also, don’t allow others to touch any bedding and clothing that may have absorbed testosterone from your skin.
7. Possible Infertility
The topical testosterone treatment side effect that raises the most eyebrows is infertility. It’s worth noting immediately that infertility caused by topical testosterone is reversible, but it’s something to consider if you’re younger or looking to start a family.
Supplemental testosterone can decrease sperm production by reducing levels of another hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH is important in stimulating new sperm production, so deficiencies can lead to infertility. Going off of topical testosterone, or making strategic changes to your treatment plan, usually reverses the condition quickly.
It’s worth mentioning that some of these side effects are also possible when receiving clinical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Rogers, but there is a significant difference.
When you receive carefully mapped and monitored testosterone treatment with the Edge, we can make adjustments the minute any issues arise. Unlike topical testosterone treatments in Rogers, our method prevents side effects and keeps you feeling great. You are never alone in your care. It’s never up to you to juggle providing treatment, monitoring results, and watching out for side effects. The Edge is with you every step of the way.
The Best Low Testosterone Treatment Methods with the Edge
We know better than most that the possibility of testosterone treatment side effects can be a little off-putting, but with quality care and support, these issues are unlikely to materialize. That’s what the Edge offers the men we work with: care you can count on with optimal results and minimal issues.
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For those looking for care beyond low testosterone treatment, The Edge also offers other services and supplements designed to help you feel or look like your old self.
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