Low Testosterone And Male Fertility
My husband went to test the testosterone levels and it was 264.7 ng/dl. His doctor prescribed Androgel 1% 75g, and apply one pump daily, and also some Levitra 10 mg one hour prior to have sex. He is 43 years old, but sometimes he has low libido and we want to have a baby.
Can you help me with this issue? What these levels means? I need some advice and some natural remedies because we don't know if this gel has some side effects. What is the relationship between low testosterone levels and infertility? Another thing: He likes to smoke weed.
Is this so bad for people trying to conceive? Is this has any connection with low testosterone? Please I need your help. Thanks.Answer:
Testosterone is responsible for stimulating the maturation of sperm within the testicles and to support healthy erections. When testosterone levels decrease, men suffer from infertility as the quality of the sperm is not good.
Androgel is a hormone replacement therapy and uses bio-identical testosterone. Bio-identical means that it is just like the body makes it and does not pose side effects, but should not be overdosed and should not be used for long periods of time unless hormone levels are constantly monitored. So, follow the instruction on the bottle and your doctor’s recommendations.
In my opinion, testosterone supplementation alone may not be sufficient to restore balance because male infertility depends on other hormone balance as well.
For example luteinizing hormone (LH) is responsible for stimulating testosterone production and sperm production. Low levels of testosterone can affect sperm maturation and the quality of the sperm.
Male hormonal balance should be achieved overall by supporting the pituitary gland to secrete adequate levels of LH and the testis to secrete testosterone.
When testosterone is low due to low LH, another hormone like FSH, is high. High FSH in connected to testicular failure and cause infertility.
Male hormones, just like women need to
be maintained in overall balance to be able to conceive. Hormonal imbalance in men is even more detrimental as it can affect erectile function. Erectile dysfunction is often treated with medication, but this can cause even more problems.
Levitra is a synthetic drug that can pose real side effects and most men consider that it is not worth the risk and rather chose a more natural approach. Natural health has a lot to offer to treat erectile dysfunction.
Do your own research and ask your doctor for evidence of safety on this drug when taken on long term. There is none!
If your husband smokes weed, he should stop, especially 4 months before trying to conceive as this can affects his sperm count, sperm motility and sperm morphology. Smoking weed can also contribute to erectile dysfunction.
I would recommend a good liver detox to eliminate any remnant toxins in his body from this habit.
In general, toxins due to environmental pollution, pesticides in produce and hormones in commercially raised meat cause hormonal imbalance in men and women. These hormonal disruptors are called xenoestrogen and cause low progesterone level sin women and low testosterone in men.
Xenoestrogens are also responsible for prostate problems in men and are responsible for increased risk of miscarriage, endometriosis, fibroids, and poor egg quality in women. Eliminating these toxins from your diet and life style is very important in couples who are trying to conceive.
The following herbal remedies can really help men with erectile dysfunction caused by low progesterone levels and poor sperm quality. It is very important to note that these herbal remedies cannot be taken with hormone replacement testosterone or any prescription drugs like Levitra as there can be interaction:Step One
: Eliminate toxins and support healthy functioning of the liver with DetoxDrops
. Step Two
: Balance testosterone levels and boost male fertility with FertileXY
: Support healthy erections without side effects with Ikawe for Men
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