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    Risks of Self Medicating with Testosterone Supplements

    Posted: May 10, 2023

    Tired, uninterested in sex, struggling to focus, gaining weight unexpectedly – if this sounds like you, it could be low testosterone. A lot of men suffer from the health condition hypogonadism, also known as low T, which requires treatment from healthcare professionals. However, many men don’t realize their symptoms need medical treatment, leading them to self medicate with testosterone supplements. 

    Self diagnosing low testosterone with a test kit at home, followed by self medicating with supplements, will not work to treat your low testosterone. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) treatment from Low T Center is not only effective, but easy and convenient. 

    Man stretching outside considering testosterone supplements for low T

    Self medicating with testosterone supplements are not only ineffective in increasing your testosterone, but could be harmful to your health.

    After our assessment appointment with you, we can prescribe TRT in the form of testosterone injections. Injections directly enter the bloodstream for fast results. The best part is that your injections come directly to your door. Our self-inject testosterone therapy program will schedule automatic deliveries of your customized doses. Not only will you save time due to fewer in-office appointments, but you can have confidence knowing you are following a treatment program that actively works to improve your symptoms.

    If you think you have low T, it’s best to get help from qualified healthcare providers instead of taking unregulated supplements on your own. Make an appointment with our team today to take the first step to better health.

    Testosterone Supplements May Make Your Health Worse

    Testosterone supplements are not approved by the FDA and do not treat low testosterone. They’re not an alternative to TRT and instead contain various mixes of herbs and vitamins. Using testosterone supplements if you think you have low testosterone is a form of self-medication that can be ineffective, harmful, or even deadly. 

    Many testosterone supplements are marketed as “all-natural,” but this provides no guarantee that they are safe. Their long-term effects on the body remain unclear. Not only will these supplements have no impact on your testosterone levels, but they may also negatively impact other aspects of your health. The FDA recently warned that some supplements contain harmful ingredients that could potentially lead to increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

    The long-term health risks of taking new or popular supplements that lack scientific research is a serious concern. With so many supplements flooding the market, the lack of regulation and testing makes it incredibly difficult to evaluate their safety and effectiveness. The potential risks associated with long-term use remain largely unknown. 

    Buying Testosterone Supplements Online Is Dangerous

    Purchasing supplements online can pose serious health risks. Many unregulated websites, often located overseas, sell counterfeit products with ingredients that can have harmful side effects. These unverified supplements may contain low-quality or expired ingredients, or even be completely fake. 

    Even supplements purchased from online retailers here in the United States may still pose a risk. A recent investigation by the FDA included an analysis of 26 products available on Amazon and 25 products purchased from eBay. They found that 80% of these supplements contained undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients. Many of those ingredients are only found in prescription medication. Products with undeclared drug ingredients violate federal law as they may cause potentially serious side effects.

    Professional Diagnosis Is Essential to Finding a Solution

    Taking care of your health is crucial for having the energy and ability to work well and enjoy life. It’s important to seek out assistance from professionals who can provide guidance and treatment. 

    Low testosterone cannot be accurately determined based on your physical health symptoms. At-home tests for low testosterone typically give you an incorrect diagnosis. A blood test is the only way to diagnose a low testosterone level. If you think you have low T, it’s best to get help from qualified healthcare providers. 

    Some common symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:

    • Fatigue
    • Low sex drive
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Mood changes
    • Weight gain

    Low testosterone can be a difficult issue to face. However, self medicating is not a solution that will lead to long-term success. Because using testosterone supplements do not improve low testosterone, you won’t see your situation improve. Therefore, using them could also cause your emotional well-being to suffer if you get trapped in a downward spiral of worsening mood and increased supplement use. 

    Remember, your health and well-being should always be a top priority. Seeking professional help is the best way to handle a low testosterone problem. 

    Safe and Effective Testosterone Treatment from Low T Center

    TRT is the only FDA-approved treatment for low testosterone. Supplements claiming to increase testosterone “naturally” use unproven herbs and vitamins, sometimes in doses that can be deadly. TRT contains real testosterone to increase the testosterone levels in your blood to healthy ranges and reduce your symptoms. 

    Treat your low testosterone levels and regain your energy, sex drive, and quality of life. Work with a team that has the experience and the solutions you need to bring your testosterone levels back into healthy ranges. 

    Low T Center has helped thousands of men just like you with their testosterone levels. Our team also provides important treatments for many other men’s health issues. Seek professional help now, call Low T Center so we can investigate the many options that could benefit both your physical and mental well-being. Contact us now to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations.

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