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Changes to appearance and body image

Changes to appearance and body image

Testosterone deficiency (TD) can result in a range of signs and symptoms, often including unwanted changes to your body such as:1,2

  • Decreased body hair (not including balding)
  • Gynaecomastia (sometimes called ‘man boobs’)
  • Reduced muscle size and strength
  • Obesity/increased waistline
  • Height loss

If you have noticed any of these issues affecting you, you should speak to your doctor and ask if it may be related to your testosterone levels.

Find out more information on when you can expect your symptoms to improve during treatment for TD.

Maintaining a positive body image

Self-esteem is important and can have a big effect on confidence.

It’s important to remember that testosterone therapy can have an effect on the symptoms affecting your body image and so these changes may not be permanent.

In the meantime, there are some steps you can take to help you feel more positive about the way you look:

  1. Wear clothes that fit you and that you feel confident in.
  2. Exercise to feel good.
  3. Pay attention to your body language by adopting a good posture, maintaining eye contact and smiling when talking to people.

Track your progress using the T Track app

Manage your testosterone deficiency, track your symptoms and find out important information about Testogel® all in the app.

Download the app on iOS or Android.

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  1. Sexual Advice Association. Testosterone Deficiency. Published February 2016. Available at: Accessed July 2022.
  2. Healthline. Low Testosterone and Male Breasts (Gynecomastia). Available at: Accessed July 2022.

BHUK/2022/182. December 2022.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.