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Hi, I'm 43 yr old male. I had full blood test 3 years ago and found low testosterone (2.6, which is just below the reference range). My sports medicine doctor had prescribed testosterone replacement to gain muscle - very low dose twice a week - which I did for 1 year. I found a little improvement. However, I have found that my sex drive has significantly diminished over past 3 yrs. I just did my blood test again and found the same testosterone level (~2.6). I also have very low energy levels. My blood work also showed slightly anemic conditions (just below reference range). Everything else was normal. My doctor has given me similar testosterone (testogel) therapy again, but I'm hesitant to use it. I have 2 questions: 1. Is there anything I can do to naturally improve testosterone levels - supplements, diet, exercise, alternative medicine, etc. Any ayurvedic medicines that might help? What are reasons for reduced testosterone? I also have same question about hemoglobin (how I can improve naturally), but understand this might be out of your area of expertise. (2) What are side effects of testosterone therapy? I have small prostate (<16cc), so am not at high risk. Any other risks? I understand one side effect is reduction of the testes size- does that mean libido, energy level, vitality will drop more than baseline when I stop testosterone treatment? What can I do to offset side effects of testosterone therapy? Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for the long- questions.


Answered by : Dr.CHAKRAVARTHY on Fri, 22 Jun 2012

You can visit a urologist / endocrinologist to prescribe Testosterone for your problem


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