Are You Concerned About Testosterone Injections? Get Expert Guidance

Are You Concerned About Testosterone Injections? Get Expert Guidance
Published on, 11 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Hans Joachim Poessel and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I have a sincere inquiry regarding my health. You see, I'm deeply committed to my gym routine, and lately, I've been contemplating the idea of incorporating testosterone injections into my regimen. However, I am a 15-year-old, soon to be 16, male, and I am uncertain about the potential repercussions it may have on my body. Specifically, I am unaware of the appropriate dosages for someone of my age and whether it could pose any health risks.

 

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

It's crucial to understand that the decision to use testosterone, especially through injections, carries inherent risks. Testosterone is a hormone that plays a vital role in various bodily functions, and its supplementation should only occur under specific circumstances. One such circumstance is when laboratory tests confirm a deficiency in testosterone levels.

 

If testosterone is introduced into the body when levels are already adequate, it can disrupt the delicate balance of hormone production. This disruption may lead to the suppression or downregulation of the body's natural hormone synthesis, potentially causing further complications.

 

Given your age and the complexity of hormone regulation, I strongly advise against self-administering testosterone injections without proper medical supervision. Instead, I recommend consulting with an endocrinologist who can conduct thorough laboratory assessments to determine your hormonal status and provide personalized guidance.

 

Your health and well-being are of paramount importance, and seeking professional medical advice is essential to ensure safe and informed decision-making.

 

Thanks

 


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Dr. Hans Joachim Poessel

Orthopedic Surgeon / Orthopedist


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