Do they cause permanent damage?
Well, it depends on how much is used and for how long. Long term use can shrivel up the balls and kill off the cells that are produce testosterone. It can also interrupt the signal pathways that enable the body to correct itself and re-establish a healthy hormone balance.
The healthiest way to boost blood testosterone levels is to super charge your balls. There are a lot of tricks to help your body naturally boost testosterone levels. Check out Lee Myers blog on increasing T.
If you plan on using any androgen – this includes hormone replacement therapy, patches, creams, steroids, etc. Please talk to a male fertility specialist to learn options for enhancing testosterone levels safely so that you are able to preserve your fertility.
Is there any way to regain fertility?
First, stop taking steroids. Depending on how much and how long you used, simply quitting may be enough to restore fertility. It takes up to a year to regain full sperm counts so be patient with your body.
Sometimes the body needs help getting the signals going again. If so, a male fertility specialist will do a blood panel to determine your hormone profile. Based on that, they can prescribe a variety of drugs that will kickstart sperm production.
In extreme cases, the body is unable to get sperm production levels up high enough for natural conception. Don’t worry. There’s technology for that. Thanks to the modern marvels of medicine, if there is even a few sperm hidden away deep in the testicle then there is a chance of conceiving. Highly skilled micro-surgeons can scan the testicle with a microscope in search of sperm. If they find one, they can inject it directly into an egg and implant the egg in the uterus. Check out our articles on assisted reproduction to learn more.