The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that 4-5 million men across the country suffer from low testosterone. Many of these men are not even aware that they suffer from the problem, and few seek professional treatment.

Instead, many men opt for self treatment through the use of testosterone creams, gels, and other supplements. They self-administer the frequency and dosages of these treatments, which often does more harm than good.

If you suffer from low testosterone, the safest and most effective way to treat it is through professionally-administered injections. When you use over-the-counter testosterone creams, gels, or other anabolic substances, there is no way to accurately control the doses you are exposing your body to.

This often leads to excessive levels of testosterone, which can be even more dangerous than low levels. Sometimes, people who abuse these supplements end up taking five to ten times the required amount. This can lead to side effects such as:

  • High levels of estrogen

  • Mood swings

  • Breast development

  • Acne

  • Testicular shrinking

  • High blood pressure

  • Increased risk of heart attack and stroke

When your testosterone treatments are administered by a trained medical professional, they are closely monitored in order to make sure you are getting the precise dose that you need. This keeps your hormone levels in a healthy range and prevents the aforementioned side effects. Gauging this accurately on your own is virtually impossible.

If you live on Long Island and suffer from low testosterone, help is available at NuWave Medical, PLLC. With five locations spread out conveniently throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and Manhattan, treatment is never far away. Visit us online to learn more about our low testosterone treatment options, or give us a call at (631) 343-7144.