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how can i increase my libido if my testosterone gel is barely affecting it. it has lifted my level to 370 from 171? or what can i do or add to help?

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Time: Once your serum T is back to normal, it may take some time for the libido to return. Meanwhile, eat healthy - protein and vegetables, Exercise 150 minutes per week and drink no more than 1 alcohol containing beverage per day. Avoid other depressants like marijuana or sedatives. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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