Testosterone Therapy (TT)

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Testosterone therapy, also known as androgen replacement therapy, is a medical treatment that involves the administration of testosterone to individuals with low levels of this hormone. Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone primarily produced in the testes in males and in smaller amounts in the ovaries and adrenal glands in females. It plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of reproductive tissues, bone density, muscle mass, and overall well-being. Testosterone therapy is prescribed when an individual's testosterone levels are significantly below the normal range and is intended to restore hormone levels to a more balanced state. The therapy can be administered through various methods, including injections, transdermal patches, gels, or pellets placed under the skin. Testosterone therapy should be prescribed and monitored by healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate dosage and potential side effects are managed effectively.