What is The Process for Testim Low Testosterone Treatment Online?
If you have not had Testim Gel treatment from us before then this is the process you need to follow:
Select the “Testim Gel Starter Kit”. This differs from the normal pack because it also contains two testosterone test kits needed to establish your blood testosterone levels before, and during, treatment.
Start your order and fill in the short medical questionnaire and proceed through the checkout process.
After review of your consultation our medical team will require you to undergo some blood tests. This is to see if you are likely to benefit from testosterone replacement therapy, to measure your testosterone levels and to determine if treatment is safe for you.
Once our medical team has approved your initial online consultation, a testosterone kit will be sent to you.This needs to be completed and sent off before treatment can be started. The test is easy to perform at home and is sent to The Doctor's Laboratory in London using the freepost envelope enclosed in the pack. The results are sent directly to us here within 4 hours of them receiving the tests.
Our UK medical team will review your results and the answers from your questionnaire and either authorise or decline your request. If your request is declined, the total amount minus the cost of the home testosterone test kit (£35) will be refunded to you.
After our medical team's approval, the Testim Gel and the second home testosterone test kit is sent out to you. The second testosterone test needs to be completed after 3 weeks of testosterone treatment. The results are assessed to ensure, for your health and safety, that the medication is having an effect.
Once the two tests have been performed in the first month. We will be sure that the medication is effective and a further test will needed in 6 months time and after that at yearly intervals.
The Testim Starter Pack price includes the following:
- Two home testosterone test kits. These can be conducted without any embarrassment from the convenience of your own home. One is completed before treatment is initiated and the other is completed after three weeks of treatment (if it is approved). Each blood test is provided at a cost of £35, but you will be able to decide whether or not to proceed at each step of the way.
- 1 box of 30 Testim Gels
- Online Consultation
- Free standard delivery
Testim gel is a clear gel which contains testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone. Testim gel is applied to your skin (shoulders or/and upper arms) and testosterone is absorbed directly into your body through skin. It then enters your bloodstream and helps to raise your testosterone to normal levels. The type of testosterone delivered into your body by Testim Gel is the same as the testosterone produced in your body.
Testim gel is used to replace testosterone in men who do not produce sufficient natural testosterone, a condition known as hypogonadism. Testosterone is made naturally in your body in your testicles and help to produce sperm and develop and maintain the male sexual characteristics such as a deep voice and body hair. It is also necessary for normal sexual function and sex drive. Testosterone also helps to maintain muscle size and strength.
Testim gel is a type of medication that’s available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy following an online consultation with one of our UK based doctors. It’s used to replace testosterone in men suffering from hypogonadism – a condition in which the body cannot naturally produce enough testosterone.
Testosterone is produced in the testicles and is responsible for sperm production, as well as the development of male characteristics such as facial hair and a deep voice. Testosterone also plays a vital role in sexual function and drive as well as the development and strength of muscle tissue.
Testim gel contains testosterone and can be applied directly to your skin, allowing it to be absorbed directly into your body. From here, it enters your bloodstream, topping up your levels of testosterone.
For males, testosterone plays a vital role in many facets of life, including:
- Sperm production
- Sex drive
- Erectile potency
- The general functioning of the prostate
A low production of testosterone can lead to further medical problems such as:
- Decreased sex drive
- Decreased mental activity
- Decreased physical activity
- Weakening of the bones
As men age, their natural testosterone production levels slowly decrease. If one or both testicles have to be removed, for example as a result of testicular cancer, then testosterone production will be drastically decreased. Other causes include a decrease in testicular function as a result of testicular disease, this is known as hypogonadism or eunuchoidism. Another cause is a decrease in gonadotropin production by your pituitary gland which is caused by pituitary disease.
Treatments for replacing testosterone, such as Testim gel, should only be used by men who have been diagnosed by a doctor to have low levels of testosterone. Do not use Testim gel if your testosterone levels are normal as this may cause serious side effects and will provide you with no benefit.
Testosterone replacement medications can be used alongside medications for ED (erectile dysfunction), such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.
Testim gel comes in the form of 5g tubes and each one contains 50mg of testosterone.
If you use testosterone gels it is possible to transfer it to other people if you come into skin contact with them. Because of this it is advised that you take precautions, especially around pregnant women and children. This is because testosterone can produce masculine symptoms such as the growth of facial hair and deepening of the voice. Always thoroughly wash your hands after applying the gel and try to cover the area where possible. You should take a shower before any close interaction, such as sexual intercourse. The gel should be left on for at least six hours before showering.
Before taking any testosterone replacement medication you will need to undergo blood tests. If you experience any of the following symptoms then you should contact your doctor immediately as it means that your testosterone levels are too high:
- Persistent erections
- Weight gain
Increased testosterone levels can increase the rate at which prostate cancers grow. Because of this your doctor will perform a thorough examination of your prostate before beginning this medication. Once you have begun testosterone replacement therapy your doctor will want to continue with prostate exams at least every year.
The only way that levels of testosterone can be measured is via a blood test. Because levels of testosterone in the blood change throughout the day, multiple readings will need to be taken in order to know for sure. Early morning is usually the best time as this is when testosterone levels are highest.