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Androgel Uses & Indications
Androgel is a testosterone replacement product used for men 18 years old or older with a deficiency or absence of testosterone due to primary hypogonadism or hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.
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Androgel Side Effects
The most common side effects of Androgel are headache, high blood pressure, acne, abnormal lab tests (for example, glucose and cholesterol tests), application site reactions (for example, itching, blisters, and redness), enlarged prostate, and increased serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels.
In patients with diabetes, especially those taking insulin, testosterone may decrease your blood sugar. Be prepared to treat low blood sugar while you are using this medication. Symptoms of low blood sugar include shakiness, nervousness, rapid pulse, and sweating.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the most common general side effects of using AndroGel are acne, application site reactions and prostatic disorders. Certain lab tests may be affected by AndroGel use; inform the lab and the physician ordering the lab work if you are taking AndroGel.
It may take up to three months for AndroGel to reach its therapeutic effect; therefore, long-term use is required and side effects may not present until the therapeutic response is reached. Sensitivity reactions to AndroGel may be mild with local application site irritation, or reactions may be severe to include anaphylaxis. AndroGel may cause excitation and insomnia in some patients, as well as an increased libido.
Patients may experience sodium and water retention, which causes swelling and weight gain. Because of these side effects, patients taking AndroGel should weigh themselves daily. AndroGel can affect serum calcium levels, cholesterol levels and liver function tests resulting in elevated values; routine lab work is recommended to monitor for these adverse effects. Long-term use of AndroGel may lower a patient's white blood cell (WBC) count; this side effect places a patient at greater risk for infection; routine lab work should be conducted to monitor WBC levels.
Be the Man You Still Want To Be: Can Androgel Help with Low Testosterone Levels?
Testosterone. YEAH, MAN. The word conjures up an image of classic male glory. That stealth, tan, shiny-skin toned, agile body builder, with both arms bent upward at the elbow, fists staunchly directed to the sky, rounded bulging biceps, sleek protrusions of triceps, grounded feet with knees slightly bent, and eyes wide with surefire goal-reached pride. This. Is. Strength. Personified.
But not all men feel this confident, and it’s not because they don’t bench press 280 lbs. It’s just that millions of men start to feel like they’re just not themselves anymore – as if their masculinity’s been dulled. When that happens, it could be they have low testosterone levels. Thankfully, there are solutions.
Here are common symptoms of low testosterone levels:
-Sports performance deteriorated, Overtired
-Lack of energy, Libido lower
-Shrunken height, Irritable
-Sad, Depressed, Weaker erection
-Work performance lacking, Loss of body hair
It’s important to note that the above list only includes the more isolated, somewhat minor symptoms. On a larger scale, testosterone – the hormone whose role is mostly associated with sex and masculinity – actually affects men’s health on the whole. In fact, low testosterone (or hypogonadism),
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