Testosterone Injections Not Working – What Can You Do?

Testosterone Injections Not Working

Your doctor has prescribed testosterone replacement therapy in the form of an injectable. This is the best way to increase testosterone levels in a man’s body. However, if your testosterone injections are not working, we need to find out why and determine the best course of action.

The first thing we want to do is ensure that you do not have unrealistic expectations for the results of testosterone replacement therapy. You can learn more about when to expect specific results in the report “The Most Common Testosterone Therapy Results.”

If checking the timeline of testosterone injection results does not yield the necessary answers, we will look to other reasons why the treatment is not working.

These two questions highlight some of the reasons why testosterone injections are not working:

  • Are You Taking Testosterone as Prescribed?

Your doctor prescribed a specific dosage and treatment interval. If you alter these directions in any way – such as waiting longer between shots or reducing the dosage to make the medication last longer, this will affect the results.

We will also re-examine the location of the injection site to ensure it is entering the muscle as prescribed.

  • Where Did You Buy Your Testosterone?

Some people choose to purchase their testosterone injections online from unregulated websites. At last count, over 11,000 businesses were engaging in the Internet sales of pharmaceuticals, with only an average of 4% of them in accord with proper medicinal dispensing guidelines.

A person who does not get his testosterone injections through legal channels, meaning from a licensed US pharmacy with a valid doctor’s prescription, may be administering medication that is not what it seems, is diluted, expired, or made up of toxic chemicals.

How to Improve Testosterone Results

For some people, lifestyle habits may interfere with testosterone injection results. Although drastic changes are not necessary when using testosterone therapy, it is always recommended to put your body in the best position for positive results.

The first thing to do is speak with the prescribing hormone specialist about this situation. You may be instructed to make some of the following changes if testosterone injections do not work:

  • Exercise

Exercise works to increase testosterone in three ways:

  1. It helps you lose weight. The more belly fat a person has, the more testosterone gets converted into estrogen, lowering testosterone levels and increasing estrogen dominance. Reducing your weight can help increase testosterone benefits.
  2. High-intensity exercise performed for short periods at extreme bursts will help improve testosterone.
  3. Targeted strength training working the large muscle groups with lower repetitions at higher weights will help. Think deadlifts and squats.
  • Nutrition
    • Eliminate or drastically reduce sugar intake – no more than 25 grams of sugar per day.
    • Increase consumption of heart-healthy fats, such as omega 3 fatty acids, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds.
    • Aim for organic and grassfed meats.
  • Sleep

If you are getting less than 7 hours of sleep or more than 9 hours a night, you are hindering your body’s natural hormone production and positive functions.

  • Discuss Treatment Options with Doctor

The best person to discuss your concerns with is your hormone specialist. There are times when a man requires a short addition of testosterone propionate along with testosterone cypionate or enanthate injections to jump start the body.

The dosage or frequency of injections may require changing.

A different form of testosterone therapy may also provide additional benefits.

HT Medical Center is a top hormone replacement clinic. Our professional staff is here to help you get the best possible results from testosterone therapy. Call us for a confidential consultation at no charge.