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 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® 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 an Ovation partner physician for more information on low-T recommendations.