Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is incredibly powerful for relieving symptoms of low T, but it has a well known side effect of shutting down sperm production. Luckily, there are a number of alternative medications that have been shown to be effective at boosting T levels while maintaining and in some cases even boosting sperm counts.
In this episode of Urologist Nerds Drinking Beer, the doctors discuss the long term health effects of using steroids which can include permanent infertility.
This article breaks down options for getting testosterone tested, what normal levels should be, causes of low T and next steps if your testosterone levels are low.
Soy is often thought to be a healthy alternative to other foods. Since soy is a plant-based protein, many assume it's a healthier option. However, certain chemicals contained in the soy plant can impact male fertility.
Responsible for kicking off a long chain of events that spurs sperm production, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is the best hormonal indicator of the testicle’s ability to produce sperm and a primary hormone to be measured in the evaluation of male fertility.
An important precursor to Testosterone, Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is critical for sperm and testosterone production. It is one of the best predictors of overall testicular function and is a key hormone that should be measured during any evaluation of male fertility.
Prolactinemia, including hyperprolactinemia, is a common cause of hypogonadism, low sperm count and male infertility.
What causes testicular failure? There are several possible reasons that testicles don't support sperm production. Some of the most common include: cancer, genetic disorders, maldecent of testicle and severe injury.
Hypogonadism, otherwise known as Low T, has received a lot of press recently. Learn how hypogonadism is diagnosed, what causes it and treatment options available.
A recent study by Dr. Michael Eisenberg revealed that Obese men had a 19 times higher chance of low total sperm count. Learn more about how BMI can impact your chances of conceiving.