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Health benefits of natural testosterone replacement therapy. Using
bioidentical testosterone cream or gel under the guidance of a
doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormones for men. Ensuring
potency of bioidentical testosterone cream; methods of application.
Testosterone cream - bioidentical testosterone cream -
natural testosterone gel - using testosterone replacement therapy
Testosterone cream or gel is the most physiological form of natural testosterone replacement therapy. Bioidentical testosterone cream being absorbed from the skin bypasses the liver and therefore is safer then other forms of natural testosterone replacement therapy.
When correctly applied to the skin, bioidentical testosterone cream or testosterone gel passes through the permeable epidermis, through the dermis (by the process known as osmosis). From the skin’s dermal layer, testosterone is then released into the bloodstream. This sustained release process and absorption of the testosterone cream can last over a period of 24 hours. Forms of testosterone replacement therapy, other then testosterone cream or gel, have been know to more readily convert testosterone to the female hormone estradiol. Testosterone cream and testosterone gel will convert less to estradiol then other methods of utilizing testosterone replacement therapy.
How to correctly apply natural testosterone cream or testosterone gel ?
Since the hormone testosterone has an energizing influence on the body, it is usually recommend to apply bioidentical testosterone cream and gel in the morning. Testosterone cream or testosterone gel should be applied to dry, clean skin. Take your shower first, and then apply the natural bioidentical testosterone cream. Also avoid using any body-lotions directly before or after application of bioidentical testosterone cream or gel. Place the bioidentical testosterone cream on the skin and rub it in several times to assure complete assimilation. It is advised to spread the natural testosterone cream or testosterone gel over a large body area. When testosterone cream or testosterone gel is rubbed on a small surface area of the skin or rubbed too vigorously it may be absorbed too fast and create a spike in blood testosterone levels that will be eliminated from the body faster and will not last for 24 hours.
Using bioidentical testosterone cream and natural testosterone gel
The simplicity of using bioidentical testosterone cream and natural testosterone gel has made it a preferred choice among doctors who specialize in bioidentical hormones as well as their patients beginning natural testosterone replacement therapy. The fast absorbability of bioidentical testosterone cream and natural testosterone gel provides an effective solution to testosterone deficiency for many men. More doctors are now prescribing testosterone in the form of a testosterone cream or gel then ever before. This gain in popularity for applying testosterone cream and testosterone gel is due in part by the fact that there is less chance of skin irritation when using testosterone cream as oppose to a testosterone patch.
Where NOT to apply bioidentical testosterone cream
Testosterone in the form of testosterone cream or gel should not be applied to areas of the body containing a density of hair follicles, since it can enhance hair growth in those areas. However, application of testosterone cream to the scalp would not prevent hair loss. Testosterone cream or testosterone gel placed on the scalp can actually increase hair loss in men. Avoid applying natural testosterone cream and testosterone gel to areas of the body that contain high fat concentrations (for example the abdomen in obese man). Application of bioidentical testosterone cream or natural testosterone gel to fatty areas of the body will cause the bioidentical testosterone to be converted into estradiol. Preferred locations that ensure satisfactory assimilation of the bioidentical testosterone cream or gel include the inner forearms and arms, inner thighs and abdomen (in non-obese men). Testosterone cream as well as testosterone gel can be transferred to another person through body contact.
To avoid this, one can cover the areas where bioidentical testosterone cream or gel has been applied, with clothing.
Pathways of Testosterone -
bioidentical testosterone cream, natural testosterone gel
After applying bioidentical testosterone cream or natural testosterone gel to a designated area of the body, testosterone will be absorbed into the bloodstream. Testosterone circulates in the body by attaching itself to two separate mediums - sex hormone binding globulin SHBG and albumin. Testosterone that is not attached to a medium is called free circulating testosterone.
The androgenic hormone testosterone, while circulating through the bloodstream, is approximately 80 percent bound to sex hormone binding globulin SHBG, a glycoprotein. Only 1 to 2 percent of circulating testosterone is unbound. This testosterone is referred to as free circulating testosterone. The remaining 18 to 19 percent of circulating testosterone is attached to albumin. Unbound, free circulating testosterone is the only physiologically active form of testosterone that is capable to facilitate androgenic effects on the body.
You need a doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormones
The majority of doctors, who evaluate blood tests that assess testosterone levels in men, do not differentiate between the various forms of circulating testosterone in the bloodstream. The main aspect that most doctors give attention to is the level of total testosterone in the bloodstream. However, nearly all of the total testosterone may be inactive and these types of assessments yield no conclusive indication as to the current hormonal condition of the patient. Often times, an obvious hormonal imbalance can be overlooked and may aggravate the symptoms of low testosterone if not addressed properly.
When having testosterone levels assessed, it is important to ensure that both the total testosterone as well as the free circulating testosterone is being evaluated by an experienced doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormones for men and natural testosterone replacement therapy. When the doctor determines that the patient has a testosterone deficiency and normal testosterone levels of the patient are in decline, the doctor may then prescribe bioidentical testosterone cream or natural testosterone gel.