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When Testosterone Therapy Doesn’t Work

Testosterone Therapy

There are many reasons why men and women turn to testosterone therapy, but there is also a possibility that this treatment may not provide the desired results. That is why it is essential to explore what can happen when testosterone therapy doesn’t work. Before giving up on this route to increasing testosterone levels, it is important to understand what is happening in the body to find the best possible answer for each person.

The majority of benefits of testosterone treatment are not noticeable until well into the third month of treatment. That is why it is crucial to take one’s time before jumping to conclusions that the testosterone is not working. The effects are gradual, so keep that in mind.

The first thing to do is to take stock of overall physical health and vitality.

Here are some areas to look at to determine if testosterone therapy is working at all:

  • Has there been any increase in energy?
  • Is there an improvement in libido, erectile function (men), or vaginal lubrication (women)?
  • Has muscle tissue size increased or become more defined?
  • Is there an increase in strength?
  • Has belly fat or weight decreased?
  • Are cognitive functions, focus, and memory improving at all?
  • Has overall mood and outlook changed for the positive?
  • Have joint pains and stiffness diminished?

If any of these positive changes has been noticed, then the testosterone treatment is working so speak with the hormone replacement specialist to discuss whether or not the results are occurring in the specified period of time.

Why Testosterone Doesn’t Work

There are times when testosterone therapy doesn’t work at all. This can be frustrating for a person who was looking forward to positive benefits that never appeared.

There are many reasons why this may happen, including the following:

  • The dosage of testosterone is not high enough
  • The frequency of administering the testosterone treatment is not adequate
  • The testosterone was not purchased through legitimate means and a licensed US pharmacy – testosterone is one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world and what was purchased off of a black market website may be diluted or not even testosterone at all
  • A person has lifestyle habits that are working against this treatment (this will be discussed in the next section)
  • Blood testing was not done before diagnosis – Low T is not the issue, and another type of hormone therapy is required
  • The prescribing doctor is not a hormone specialist and does not understand the best way to prescribe testosterone, as well as what other medications might be needed with the testosterone treatment
  • The individual is not following the doctor’s orders as prescribed

These are the typical reasons why someone does not receive the desired results from the prescribed testosterone therapy.

What to Do if Testosterone Therapy Doesn’t Work

When testosterone therapy does not work, many different things can be done to change this situation. The first step is to speak with the hormone replacement specialist to discuss the problem and determine if raising the dosage or frequency of treatment is in order.

Next, lifestyle changes may be in order, including:

  • Ensuring that 7 to 9 hours of sleep are achieved each night
  • Cutting out fried, fatty, and sugar laden foods
  • Consuming high levels of fresh (preferably organic) fruits and vegetables
  • Losing weight
  • Exercising
  • Reducing stress

We also recommend checking out the following reports that we have presented on this website that may offer ways of boosting the testosterone therapy through natural means:

  • Testosterone and Vitamins
  • What Supplements will Increase Testosterone
  • Ways to Increase Testosterone

There are also many other informative reports that may provide additional guidance in helping to improve testosterone performance in the body.

Ultimately, speaking with a specialist such as the ones here at National HRT is the best way to ensure positive results from safe hormone replacement therapy such as testosterone treatment. We are happy to offer free consultations to men and women throughout the US.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on February 20, 2018

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.