There are several benefits of taking testosterone replacement therapy as a low testosterone treatment, including increased energy, sexual performance, and cognizant functioning. But taking testosterone if you are a man younger than 40 has some risk of lowering your testicle volume, which can decrease your sperm volume over time and make it more difficult to father children in the future. There is another route that your low testosterone doctor will recommend to you at Alpha to treat suboptimal testosterone levels, and that is HCG and Clomid. Taking HCG and Clomid is an effective alternative to testosterone that can give many of the same benefits without the risk of infertility later in life.
Testosterone replacement therapy is a common and effective way for men to raise their testosterone levels when suffering from hypogonadism. But it can have some side effects of reducing testicle volume as well as sperm count, making it harder to have children later down the line. It is in the pituitary gland inside of the brain where management of testicular functions takes place, and when it receives the signals of high testosterone levels due to low testosterone treatment, it will give the order to the testicles to stop producing testosterone on their own. That can not only cause the testicles to shrink but result in a lot lower sperm production inside of them, as well.
This might not be so much of an issue if you are a man advanced in years who wants to raise testosterone levels but does not plan on having any more children. If you are under 40 years of age, however, the low testosterone doctor at Alpha will recommend that you keep that option open! And you should because there are available options to both effectively treat low testosterone (hypogonadism) while not sacrificing male fertility at the same time. This is done with HCG or Clomid. HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – can be used either as testosterone replacement therapy in place of testosterone or the cycle of testosterone replacement therapy. Clomid, on the other hand, is an alternative to testosterone therapy using only testosterone for men who want to increase fertility.
Low testosterone treatment doesn’t have to mean that you limit your body’s ability for fertility. HCG and Clomid, either on their own, together, or HCG in combination with testosterone in testosterone replacement therapy can work to increase fertility while treating hypogonadism at the same time.
HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a polypeptide hormone produced by the human placenta. It can help the body increase production of testosterone and increase sperm production, which can reduce the likelihood of infertility. There is no decrease in testicular size with this medication. It can be used as TRT or cycle with TRT to help preserve fertility and maintain testicular volume. It does this because Human Chorionic Gonadotropin stimulates the testes by making them perform their other functions besides producing testosterone – like creating sperm – when the pituitary gland would otherwise signal to slow down.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is fully approved by the FDA and has been used extensively to treat both men and women for several years. It works as a natural process just like other treatments that your Alpha low testosterone doctor would prescribe, starting with the brain’s signals. In the brain, the hypothalamus secretes a hormone known as gonadotropin, which in turn signals the pituitary gland to secrete other hormones that tell the testicles to ramp up the production of testosterone, as well as sperm. HCG acts to maintain that proper signaling and functionality, causing you to produce testosterone and sperm. You will therefore not overproduce one over the other, but maintain proper levels of sperm production as well as testicle volume.
Clomid – Clomiphene, also known as Clomid, is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It is an alternative treatment option for men with hypogonadism or Low T who desire fertility. While testosterone replacement therapy is more effective in raising serum testosterone levels and improving symptoms of hypogonadism, it can also produce side effects that result in a lower testicular volume and sperm count, making it harder to father children later in life. But Clomid does raise testosterone, and with the help of your Alpha low testosterone doctor, you will see many of the same results as you could get from testosterone replacement therapy and increased fertility. Clomid is therefore highly recommended as an alternative to low testosterone treatment for men who are younger than 40 years of age, either on its own or in concert with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG).
Clomid works to stimulate your body’s production of testosterone without sacrificing fertility, which is similar to HCG. However, it takes a little bit longer to start seeing the results when compared to Alpha testosterone replacement therapy. You may not receive all of the same benefits, either, as in an increase of libido. That is because Clomid will also increase estrogen to a small degree. Your Alpha low testosterone doctor can help to correct any high levels of this that show up in your lab results.
Clomid may be a better option for men who are on testosterone replacement therapy but want to increase fertility without quitting low testosterone treatment altogether. Clomid works to increase sperm production and testosterone levels in your body, and will not cause a decrease in testicular volume.
Alpha’s testosterone replacement therapy is highly effective at increasing testosterone levels in men suffering from hypogonadism. But, for some, HCG and Clomid offer an alternative route when issues of fertility are raised. Your low testosterone doctor at Alpha can explain to you the risks and benefits of all our low testosterone treatment programs, and which one is right for your body. In most cases, you can enjoy the benefits of a life with more virility without sacrificing your fertility later down the road. Schedule an appointment with a low testosterone doctor today at alphahormones.com.