The truth about getting help for low T
How many times have you heard a commercial that reminds men to get help Low T? If former Cowboy Daryl “Moose” Johnston encourages you to talk about Low T, you get in the game, right? The doctors at Texas Fertility Center wish to clear up the misconception that treating (Low T) will automatically lead to improved fertility in men.
For couples trying to get pregnant in the setting of male factor infertility, it’s important to work with a fertility specialist and possibly even a urologist in order to monitor sperm counts, hormone levels, and the potential administration of medications. Some patches and gels often prescribed for low libido and fatigue may actually hinder your chances of conceiving by lowering sperm count.
Getting help for low T and having a baby
- Testosterone is a male hormone (androgen) transforms a boy into a man during puberty. It increases muscle and penis size, lowers the voice, puts hair on his face and chest, and sex on his mind.
- Testosterone, made by the testicles, signals the brain to make the hormones necessary to drive sperm production; low testosterone can lead to inadequate sperm production, while excessive testosterone (from gels, patches, pills or injections) can also significantly reduce sperm production.
- For these reasons, it is critically important to make sure that the testosterone level is “just right”! This is the key to getting help for low T.
Is It Low T or Something Else?
Loss of interest in sex, fatigue and erectile dysfunction may be attributed to a drop in testosterone. Other conditions could cause it, including depression, diabetes, genetic disease, heart disease, high blood pressure or obesity.
Testosterone deficiency is blamed for a host of symptoms. The progressive decline in testosterone as men age can sometimes result in a low libido, and low sperm count. When you are trying to get pregnant, Low T can be devastating.
Contact us to learn more about getting help for low T.
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