What Is Testosterone Enanthate Used For?

Testosterone enanthate is approved to raise testosterone levels. Specifically, this drug can help reverse symptoms of low testosterone, such as low libido, low energy, erectile dysfunction, and depression. This drug is also approved to treat breast cancer in women and delayed puberty in boys. In some situations, testosterone enanthate may be used off-label, such as for the treatment of other types of cancer in women.

An Overview of Uses for Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone enanthate (Delatestryl®) is a prescription testosterone replacement product. It is approved for treating certain causes of low testosterone in men. It is also approved in certain cases to help treat breast cancer in women.

Using Testosterone Enanthate for Low Testosterone

Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms. Common signs of low testosterone include:
  • Low sex drive (libido)
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Decreased muscle mass and increased fat mass
  • Problems with erectile function
  • Decreased bone strength
  • Depression
  • Delayed or absent puberty.
Of course, a man could have all of these symptoms and still have normal testosterone levels, since most of these symptoms are relatively common. The only real way to diagnose low testosterone is by actually measuring levels in the blood.
Treating low testosterone levels with testosterone enanthate (or any other testosterone replacement therapy) based on symptoms alone, without testing testosterone levels, is highly inappropriate and potentially dangerous.
There are several different causes of low testosterone in men. Normally, testosterone is produced when the testes are stimulated by certain hormone signals from glands in the brain. Low testosterone can occur due to problems in the brain or the testes.
Testosterone enanthate can treat low testosterone whether the problem lies in the testes or the brain, because it does not rely on either the testes or the brain to increase testosterone levels.
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