Think about your fertility before considering low-T treatments
You have likely seen advertisements for low-T treatments, a term that refers to a low testosterone level. This is a condition that can cause a number of symptoms in men. Before starting low-T treatments, the physicians at our DFW fertility center want you to know that these regimens can have a negative impact on male fertility.
Low-T treatments are designed to treat a number of symptoms
Testosterone is an important hormone for men and women that is produced in the testicles as well as the ovaries and adrenal glands. When a man has a low testosterone level, it can result in a number of problems.
- Lack of energy
- Low sex drive
- Reduced muscle strength
- Weak erections
Testosterone levels gradually decrease with age, but not all men will experience these symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should talk to a fertility specialist about getting your testosterone level measured. If you have low testosterone, you may want to ask a physician at our DFW fertility center about options for low-T treatments that will not disrupt fertility.
Treatments for low-T can negatively impact male fertility
Some forms of low-T treatments will restore your testosterone to a normal level, but they act as a form of male birth control by reducing or halting sperm production, which can make it more difficult for you to get your partner pregnant. Long-term use of testosterone replacement can even cause permanent sterility.
As a result, if you want to have children, it’s important to speak with a fertility expert like the ones at our DFW fertility center before beginning low-T treatments.
If you aren’t finished having children yet, there are options available. For example, you can freeze your sperm before beginning treatment for low-T. You can also take a medication like clomiphene citrate, or Clomid to increase testosterone production without lowering your sperm count.
If you would like to learn more about male fertility treatments at Dallas IVF, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art fertility care.