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This website has separate sections for healthcare professionals (containing promotional information), and patients who have been prescribed Testogel® (testosterone) within the UK.

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This website is provided for patients prescribed Testogel® in the UK by Besins Healthcare (UK) Ltd.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Managing weight loss or gain

The link between weight and testosterone levels isn’t fully understood yet. However, we do know that obesity is linked to a higher risk of developing testosterone deficiency (TD) and that people who are testosterone deficient have a higher risk of developing obesity.1,2

Maintaining a healthy weight for your height should be a goal for everyone and can be achieved through maintaining a healthy diet and exercise plan.

For more information about what weight you should be trying to maintain, advice on a balanced diet, or guidelines for exercise, see the other sections on this website:

If you need more support when trying to lose weight, you should talk to your doctor or a dietitian about specific changes you can make to your lifestyle and whether testosterone may be playing a part in your weight changes.

Weight loss groups

Some people also find weight loss easier when following a set plan. You may find it helpful to join a local or online weight loss group to help keep you on track with your targets. The NHS offers an online weight loss plan with downloadable resources and an online community to ask for guidance and share your experience.

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.

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  1. Harvard Health Publishing. Obesity: Unhealthy and unmanly. Published March 2011. Available at: Accessed July 2022.
  2. WebMD. Low Testosterone and Your Health. Published February 2021. 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.