Adverse Effects of Low-T Treatment on Male Fertility
More and more, patients are hearing about low-T, or low testosterone. However, many people only know what they’ve heard about the condition via television and the Internet. Ovation Fertility™ partner physicians believe that it’s important for patients to understand what low-T is and how treating the condition can adversely affect male fertility.
Patients with Low-T Can Experience Many Different Symptoms
Testosterone is a male hormone that is produced in the testicles. If a man’s testosterone levels are too low, he can experience troubling symptoms:
- Low sex drive
- Lack of energy
- Reduced muscle strength
- Weak erections
If you are a man who is experiencing any of these symptoms, Ovation Fertility partner physicians recommend that you see your physician for a blood test to check your testosterone levels. The normal range for a man’s testosterone is 300-800ng/dL. A man will often experience symptoms of low-T if he has scores in the range of 100-200ng/dL.
Wide Variety of Treatment Options Available for Low-T
While it is normal for testosterone levels to decrease with age, you don’t have to live with low-T and its symptoms. Many successful treatment options are available. However, if you also desire fertility, it is critical that testosterone NOT be used.
Low-T Treatment Can Reduce Sperm Production
Testosterone treatments for low-T can reduce sperm production in your testicles, sometimes to zero. Also, the longer you take testosterone replacement, the lower your sperm count may be.
Clomid is a commonly used medication in men with low-T and a desire for fertility. The medication can stimulate your testicles to produce more testosterone without lowering your sperm count.
Please contact us if you would like more information on low-T recommendations.