Testosterone Replacement in Men May Affect Male Fertility

Did you know that man also has a kind of menopause? Andropause, like menopause, is a hormonal drop in the body. As the predominant hormone in the male organism is testosterone, it can drop significantly and affect the sexual life of the couple very strongly. To adjust these hormone levels in the male body, there are also testosterone-based drugs , such as androgel for example.

Hormone replacement is a breakthrough for men who, from this replacement, have greater sexual desire and also gives more energy to life in general. However, androgel can bring some harm to man’s reproductive health. The testosterone-based gel would bring about a low natural production of this hormone. This would compromise fertility, as the organism would fail to produce adequate amounts of sperm . The body finds that it has adequate amounts of testosterone and reduces the body’s daily production. This would greatly affect the production of male gametes.

Thinking about this fact, some American researchers from the University of Tennessee, started to study the development of a drug, which would have the same effect of androgel in the body, without harming the production of gametes. The enclomifeno citrateit is similar to clomiphene-based drugs that stimulate ovulation in women (Clomid, Indux, Serophene). It would help the production of sperm and in conjunction with the testosterone treatment, it would enhance the pregnancy to happen. The study involved 44 men who started with the lowest dose of the medication and started to have better results with the gradual increase. At the end of 16 weeks, the rates of 10% of men increased considerably even with the use of androgel concomitant with enclomiphene. In addition, men who did not use androgel also experienced a considerable increase in body testosterone values.

The enclomiphene is still in the testing phase and has no date to reach the American market, but it aims at an aid not imagined by men who need help to be parents. The study was led by Dr Edward Kim, a urologist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The purpose of the studies is to increase male fertility rates, due to the hormonal low recurring hormonal problems and age.

See also: Aspirin May Be Newest Fertility Ally

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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