Having low testosterone can be due to different medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and a poor health. It can also cause low libido, erectile deficiency and metabolic syndrome. There are ways to treat the lack of this steroid hormone and these therapies differ with the condition and age of the sufferer.

There are various testosterone replacement therapies that provide testosterone from artificial sources into the body. There are testosterone gels that are rubbed on the upper arms, abdomen and shoulders. Once these are rubbed on, the patient must not take a bath or shower afterwards for complete absorption into the body.

There are also patients who place testosterone patches on their upper arms, back, thighs or abdomen before they sleep at night. There is also a substance resembling chewing gum that gives testosterone orally. Another treatment is a testosterone injection which is injected in the muscles every two weeks.