Testosterone is a hormone produced in the male body. It plays a key role in regulating fertility, red blood cell production, fat distribution and muscle mass. If the levels of testosterone produced naturally falls below a certain quantity, it can lead to problems like infertility. But men suffering from such issues now have a solution –testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone can be bought from dealers either with a doctor’s prescription or without one from the black market. The Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990 has had testosterone as a controlled substance. Therefore, if you buy testosterone or use it without a doctor’s prescription, it is considered illegal and liable for punishment.
Here are a few mistakes you have to avoid before you consider taking replacement therapy.
- Purchasing from the black market or the street
As mentioned above, it is your doctor who has to prescribe testosterone along with its right dosage after carefully examining you. But in most cases what happens is that men take on their instincts and but testosterone from the black market or the “street source”. The major problem with the product purchased from such sources is that there is no guarantee on their quality. Many black market testosterone steroids have been found out to contain compositions of toxic metals present in them. Furthermore, some maybe under-dosed.
- Failure in using the right dose
Before starting with the therapy, one should take a checkup with a doctor to determine the right dose of testosterone to be administered. Also, once the therapy treatment has started, one should go for regular checkups every two weeks or a month.
- Not having a doctor to monitor your therapy program
You should always keep in mind that your doctor is the most qualified personnel to take care of you all along your therapy.
- Leading a non-testosterone friendly lifestyle
Men who smoke, drink, who are overweight, and do not have an exercise routine are those who do not lead a testosterone friendly lifestyle.
The very first step before you go on to purchase testosterone is to go to a doctor and get yourself examined. It is your doctor who has to prescribe the right type, its dose and the duration for which you will have to undergo therapy. So keep all of the above points in mind before you decide to get yourself some testosterone.