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What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the testicles. It is important for both your physical and emotional well-being. It is responsible for many things in the body including maintaining muscle and bone mass, the production of sperm, and the desire to have sex.

This page is intended for patients who have been prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the testicles. It is important for both your physical and emotional well-being. It is responsible for many things in the body including maintaining muscle and bone mass, the production of sperm, and the desire to have sex.

This page is intended for patients who have been prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the testicles. It is important for both your physical and emotional well-being. It is responsible for many things in the body including maintaining muscle and bone mass, the production of sperm, and the desire to have sex.

Intended for patients prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the testicles. It is important for both your physical and emotional well-being. It is responsible for many things in the body including maintaining muscle and bone mass, the production of sperm, and the desire to have sex.

Intended for patients prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced naturally by the testicles. It is important for both your physical and emotional well-being. It is responsible for many things in the body including maintaining muscle and bone mass, the production of sperm, and the desire to have sex.

WHY DO I NEED TESTOSTERONE?

Testosterone is important for developing and maintaining characteristics in men such as:

Sex drive and sexual function
Muscle mass and strength
Bone strength
Mood and energy levels

What is testosterone deficiency?

It is normal for our body to make less testosterone as we age but when testosterone levels fall below the normal range, it can lead to some unwanted symptoms. This condition is known as “testosterone deficiency”.

As men get older testosterone levels often decline naturally; however, in men with Testosterone Deficiency the levels of testosterone drop so low that it affects their overall health and enjoyment of life in a variety of different ways.

WHO EXPERIENCES TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY?

Testosterone deficiency is thought to affect over 8% of men aged between 50 and 79yrs old in the UK – that’s 790,000 men.1 This number tend to vary from a year to another

The chances of having TD may be higher when men have certain other conditions such as:

  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Osteoporosis.

How does testosterone deficiency affect my life?

Testosterone deficiency can impact many areas of a man’s life with symptoms including:

Mood and energy levels
Sexual dysfunction (problems with erections)
Depressed mood and low satisfaction with life
Decreased energy, motivation, initiative and self-confidence
Less muscle mass, weaker bones and increased body fat

How does testosterone deficiency affect my life?

Testosterone deficiency can impact many areas of a man’s life with symptoms including:

Mood and energy levels
Sexual dysfunction (problems with erections)
Depressed mood and low satisfaction with life
Decreased energy, motivation, initiative and self-confidence
Less muscle mass, weaker bones and increased body fat

How does testosterone deficiency affect my life?

Testosterone deficiency can impact many areas of a man’s life with symptoms including:

Mood and energy levels
Sexual dysfunction (problems with erections)
Depressed mood and low satisfaction with life
Decreased energy, motivation, initiative and self-confidence
Less muscle mass, weaker bones and increased body fat

What can be done to increase testosterone levels?

IMPROVING OVERALL HEALTH COULD ALSO HELP TO BOOST TESTOSTERONE LEVELS NATURALLY.

Get enough rest. Lack of sleep can result in reduced testosterone levels. Aim for 7–8 hours of sleep per night and rearrange your schedule to make rest a top priority!

Reduce stress. The stress hormone cortisol can reduce your body’s ability to release testosterone. Cutting back on long working hours and increasing daily relaxation activities such as reading or listening to music can help.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help you feel better generally. Consult your doctor to get dietary advice.

Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity has been linked to the development of Testosterone deficiency and being underweight can reduce testosterone. Losing or gaining weight if needed can help increase testosterone levels.

Stay active. Testosterone levels are higher in men who are physically active. Regular physical activity helps your brain send out testosterone-boosting signals.

1 Get enough rest. Lack of sleep can result in reduced testosterone levels. Aim for 7–8 hours of sleep per night and rearrange your schedule to make rest a top priority!

Reduce stress. The stress hormone cortisol can reduce your body’s ability to release testosterone. Cutting back on long working hours and increasing daily relaxation activities such as reading or listening to music can help.

2 Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help you feel better generally. Consult your doctor to get dietary advice.

Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity has been linked to the development of Testosterone deficiency and being underweight can reduce testosterone. Losing or gaining weight if needed can help increase testosterone levels.

3 Stay active. Testosterone levels are higher in men who are physically active. Regular physical activity helps your brain send out testosterone-boosting signals. Begin increasing exercise levels by walking briskly for 10–20 minutes per day. Also build strength gradually by using weights regularly.

Get advice from your local gym or a personal trainer as well as consulting your doctor before you start a fitness programme. Don’t overdo it though, as very high levels of exercise can have the opposite effect and lower testosterone levels.

BENEFITS OF TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT

Watch Professor Geoff Hackett from the University of Bedfordshire discuss the Benefits of Testosterone Therapy.

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 package 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.

This page is intended for patients who have been prescribed Testogel 16.2mg/g gel

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