Side-effects are not expected because testosterone therapy aims to bring a man’s testosterone levels back to normal. However, testosterone therapy can increase the growth of the prostate gland which can make the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement (such as needing to urinate more often) worse. In the case of prostate cancer, testosterone therapy is not used because of concerns that it can make the tumour grow. Too high a dose of testosterone can lead to acne, weight gain, gynaecomastia (breast development), male-pattern hair loss and changes in mood. Any side-effects should be managed by a doctor and the testosterone dose lowered.
Conversely, the April issue of The Journal of Urology ran a study that undoubtedly pointed to the fact that testosterone therapy for anemic men displaying symptoms of The Danger of Low Testosterone actually had the potential of regressing the symptoms of anemia by increasing the hemoglobin in the blood and stimulating the production of more red blood cells. This is very promising and exciting news for the ever-evolving opinion of testosterone injections therapy and its potential for returning a certain high-level quality of life to its participants.