Sustanon is used for the treatment of low testosterone in men. It is one option for testosterone replacement therapy in men with low or no production of natural testosterone (hypogonadism).
How does Sustanon work?
Sustanon and enanthate are oils that contain the active ingredient testosterone, which is the same as the naturally occurring male hormone testosterone. Sustanon contains four compounds which release testosterone into the body at differing rates. This allows a more steady blood level to be sustained.
Sustanon and testosterone enanthate injections replace the testosterone produced in your
body to ensure normal levels.
Testosterone is known as an androgen – one of the male steroidal hormones. It is produced mainly by the testicles and is the main hormone essential for normal male growth and development. It is responsible for the development of the male sex organs and male sexual characteristics. It is also very important for mood, energy levels, sexual desire and physical strength.
Testosterone in men is essential for the production of sperm, the maintenance of erectile potency,
and the functioning of the prostate gland and other reproductive structures. It also has functions in the skin, muscles, skeleton, kidney, liver, bone marrow and central nervous system. Low levels of testosterone can cause decreased sex drive, inability to achieve an erection, infertility (due to decreased sperm production), decreased mental and physical activity, fatigue and weakening of bones (osteoporosis).
Sustanon injections are given as testosterone replacement therapy when natural testosterone levels fall too low, causing the issues above. Natural testosterone levels often fall with age and fall rapidly following surgical removal of the testicles. They also fall due to decreased functioning of the testicles (hypogonadism or eunuchoidism), or by decreased gonadotrophin production by the pituitary gland, as a result of pituitary disease. There are many reasons that men nowadays appear to have testosterone levels 20% lower than they were 20 years ago. Testosterone replacement therapy allows testosterone levels to return to normal, thus relieving the symptoms.
Benefits of Sustanon or testosterone enanthate injection:
Steady blood levels
Application every 5 to 7 days
No risk of transferring to women and children through contact
How do I use it?
Sustanon injection is a ‘depot’ injection. This means it is injected deep into a muscle, where it forms a collection or reservoir of the medicine. The testosterone is then gradually released continuously from the reservoir into the bloodstream.
Our doctors usually recommend regular administration to ensure normal, steady blood levels.
Injecting with longer intervals can lead to peaks and troughs, with a return of symptoms and increased risk of oestrogen issues. Good sterile injection practices must be maintained to reduce risk of infection.
This includes washing your hands before handling the medication and injecting. New, sterile syringes and needles should always be used for each injection. Good technique should be used for the injection with care taken to avoid hitting any major arteries, veins and nerves. Once the area for injection has been sterilised with an alcohol swab and the needle inserted, the plunger should be pulled back or aspirated to check that the needle isn’t in an artery or vein. If blood is pulled back
into the syringe the needle should be removed, replaced and another site attempted. If there is no blood on aspiration, the injection may be commenced slowly. A 25G needle is recommended to allow passing of the viscous oil. The injection is usually not painful.
Hands should be washed with soap and warm water before preparing for injection.
Sustanon injections should only be used by the prescribed user.
A new, sterile needle and syringe should be used for each injection. The injection should only be used on an area of skin which has been sterilised before administration. It should only be injected into a muscle belly – not into an artery or vein. The syringe should always be aspirated (the plunger pulled back to see if blood is drawn into the syringe) before the injection. If blood is drawn then the injection process should be stopped. Injections should never be performed through clothing. Injections should be performed on clean, dry, unbroken skin after use of sterile wipes.
Assessment for Sustanon use:
Sustanon is a controlled drug and can only be prescribed once you have been assessed by a doctor. Anyone taking TRT needs to have frequent blood tests to ensure optimal levels of testosterone, oestrogen and other hormones. This treatment should only be used by patients who have been assessed by a professional, GMC certified doctor. They should be deemed to have testosterone deficiency and be safe and suitable for this treatment.