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Testosterone

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is an important hormone that helps to maintain your physical and mental health. It is produced mostly in the testicles, but also by your adrenal glands (organs above the kidneys that produce hormones).

What is testosterone?

How testosterone affects the body.

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Role of testosterone in the body

Testosterone has an important role to play in helping you to stay healthy:1

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Physical

  • Maintains healthy bones
  • Maintains strength and muscle mass
  • Influences fat distribution
  • Promotes red blood cell production
  • Supports collagen production for healthy skin and hair
  • Helps the heart pump effectively to promote blood flow

Sexual function

  • Promotes libido/sex drive
  • Supports erectile function

Emotional and mental health

  • Supports memory and concentration
  • Helps regulate mood/feelings

Metabolism

  • Supports insulin sensitivity (which can be an important factor in type 2 diabetes)

References

  1. Hackett G, Kirby M, Edwards D, et al. British Society for Sexual Medicine Guidelines on Adult Testosterone Deficiency, With Statements for UK Practice. J Sex Med. 2017;14(12):1504–1523.


BHUK/2020/025. April 2021.

Adverse event reporting

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this packaged leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.