For Men with low testosterone
A decrease in testosterone levels is one of the major reasons for deterioration men’s health or changes in their metabolisms. In other words, a lack of testosterone leads to weak sexual desire and loss of libido, as well as to weight gain and muscle loss.
Because the symptoms of low testosterone are difficult to detect, most men do not even realize that they have it. A word of caution is needed here: If you decide to start taking any supplements to increase testosterone, a low testosterone level must first be confirmed via laboratory tests.
Testosterone levels naturally decrease with age, starting between 30 and 35 years of age. As testosterone levels fall gradually, most men do not notice any changes. While postmenopausal women lose up to 30-40% of hormones in a very short time, men lose 1-5% of their testosterone per year as a result of aging.
Unfortunately, low testosterone levels may even affect young men, usually because of a lack of physical activity and bad habits such as smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, or poor eating habits. Strictly speaking, low testosterone has no direct connection with erections, although it interferes with overall arousal and the brain receptors responsible for the synthesis of nitric oxide, which triggers the erection process. Accordingly, low testosterone levels have a direct effect on the libido.
Chronically low levels of testosterone significantly reduce interest in sex, and it is difficult for a man to achieve and maintain a firm and long-lasting erection. It is also difficult to achieve ejaculation because it takes away excitement and pleasurable sensations.
A sharp drop in testosterone levels (particularly at a young age) often causes the development of chronic depression in men. It affects their mental ability to focus, they feel foggy and moody and have little or no motivation, which may transform into apathy.
In cases of hypogonadism, a patient is given replacement therapy. Testosterone can be prescribed in the form of a gel, tablets, or injections. Such treatment is usually highly effective. However, there are possible side effects such as enlarged breasts, smaller testacies, a low sperm count, or polycythemia. Bearing this in mind, the possible decrease in the sperm count means that replacement treatment for hypogonadism is not the best option for men who want to have children.
In such cases, men with hypogonadism are prescribed the drug Clomid, the main ingredient of which is clomiphene citrate. Doctors have prescribed Clomid for many years to help patients to conceive. The drug helps to increase the production of testosterone; thus, it increases the likelihood of natural conception.
This treatment increases the natural level of testosterone and stimulates the testis to produce testosterone. Also, the drug has demonstrated high efficiency in increasing the sperm count.
After testosterone is discontinued, the testosterone level drops immediately; however, no such drop is observed with Clomid.
Hello! I’m a 33-year-old man. I’m 170 centimeters tall and 75 kilos. Bodybuilding has been my passion for four years but I never used anabolic steroids. During the past two years, I noticed a lower libido and went to test my hormones. Here are my results: luteinizing hormone – 3.78 mg/ml, estradiol – 101 pmol/l, testosterone – 10.64 nmol/l, prolactin – 154 mg /l. I was prescribed 50mg Clomid for two months and as a result, my luteinizing hormone was up to 13 mU/l, and testosterone to 36 nmol/l. After completing a course of treatment with Clomid, my testosterone has stayed at 25 nmol/l with luteinizing hormone at 2.5 MU/ml. I finally enjoy a high libido again and I‘m in great shape.