How this male hormone may affect your ability to have kids…
…and what you can do about it
You’ve finally decided the time is right.
Or maybe you’ve been trying for a while with little luck.
Either way, you’re attempting to start a family of your own, only…there’s an issue. According to your most recent test results, your testosterone levels are lower than they should be and now you’re wondering how this might affect your fertility.
It turns out the answer to that question may not be what you’re expecting…
What’s The Link Between Testosterone & Male Fertility?
Testosterone plays a crucial role in the production of sperm. It’s the leading male sex hormone, after all. When your body is healthy and functioning as it should, your brain produces several specialized hormones that tell the testes to make more testosterone which, in turn, supports a healthy sperm count.
This information may indicate that lower levels of testosterone affect your fertility, however both abnormally low and high levels of testosterone have been found to have an adverse effect on a man’s chances of starting a family.
How Does Low Testosterone Affect My Ability To Have A Family?
The leading impact of low testosterone on the reproductive process is the symptoms that affect sexual activity, including a loss of libido, low sex drive, as well as a loss of interest in sex due to fewer or weaker erections as a result of Erectile Dysfunction.
While these symptoms can all affect your enthusiasm, they don’t directly influence your fertility. This is largely dictated by your sperm count, which can drop when you’re suffering from low testosterone making it more difficult – though not impossible – to start a family.
On the other hand, abnormally elevated levels of testosterone brought on by treatments such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy can have a similar effect on the sperm production cycle, even going so far as to pause it completely.
So, How Do I Treat It?
How do you treat low testosterone when low and high levels of this hormone affect fertility?
The answer is, carefully.
Generally speaking, it’s recommended that you stay off of general Testosterone Replacement Therapies if you’re looking to start a family in the short- to mid-term. That said, specialists like those here at Genesys Men’s Health can work with you to land on a bioidentical treatment that balances the specifics of your test results, your symptoms, as well as whether your overall focus is on sexual or reproductive function.
Low T Doesn’t Have To Mean An Unhappy Family
Treating low testosterone while improving your fertility is a tough balancing act, which is why you should talk to the experts here at Genesys Men’s Health who can sit down with you and talk you through your options.
Want to find out more? Consider starting with our FREE Online Testosterone Self Test, followed by a free in-office evaluation with one of our hormone doctors (normally $150). From there, we can schedule a 45 minute, in-depth evaluation of your labs for just $75 (usually $150).