Just like the nicotine patch helps some smokers quit, another patch may help men overcome low sex drive. Some men may have low levels of the hormone testosterone. That can lower their sex drive and their ability to get their partners pregnant. The patch may help solve both problems.
It’s placed directly on the arm, stomach or leg and it slowly releases doses of testosterone into the bloodstream. Studies show that for some men, the patch increases sex drive and improves fertility — without producing dangerous side effects. It may also help with depression and fatigue related to low testosterone levels.
If you’re considering the patch, check with your doctor first. Blood tests to measure testosterone levels will help determine if the patch is right for you.