Being told that you have low testosterone can be a damaging thing. Your whole life you thought that you were okay, and you never had any issues until just recently. When you find out that you have low testosterone it can be devastating, especially if you are still in the child producing years of your life.
If you are not sold on having the typical testosterone therapy then you should know that there are alternatives that you can take. In fact an article called “Alternatives to T therapy: Lessons from male infertility” written by James M. Hotaling, MD, MS, William O. Brant, MD, and Section Editor Steven A. Kaplan, MD which was published in Urology Times.
This is a type of alternative to testosterone therapy. Clomiphene is a medication that is used depending on the testosterone:estradiol ratio that you have. If you are taking the medication, your doctor is most likely going to control the dosage you are taking, in order to give you the best help with your low testosterone.
Aromatase inhibitors work by blocking aromatase, which converts testosterone to estradiol. This kind of therapy will help to reduce negative feedback. A common aromatase inhibitor is anastrazole, which is safe and effective.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
The third type of alternative therapy is human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG. This drug is fairly high in cost, so you may have a better opportunity with the other types of drugs first. hCG will help to stimulate testosterone production.
This type of treatment is best used for men who are trying to have children. Having children is a great thing in life, and it is something that a lot of people want to have. If you are struggling with having children due to low testosterone, then contact Newman Urology—your Las Vegas urologist—today so that you can start getting treatment as soon as possible.