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Can I Take Testostorone To Boost My Sex Drive
Healthy body : The two best things that you can do are to be sure that you are physically healthy and strong. Exercise - both aerobic and strength training - should help. You should also take a look at improving your relationship (s). Often lack of interest can be due to conflict or anxiety. Perhaps seeing a couples counselor? ...Read more
Check side effects: Of any meds you are on, then consider psychological reasons. Sex drive waxes and wanes during life. You don't mention any physical symptoms of sexual dysfunction like impotence, premature ejaculation. Psychological reasons include negative feelings about yourself or your partner. ...Read more
Short answer...no: I think it is important to understand that supplements and herbal remedies differ from traditional medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, in that, by law, they are not required by the government to have the same rigorous standards of proving that they are safe and effective by the fda. As long as a product has a disclaimer that it does not claim to treat any illness, the company selling it is basically able to make many claims regarding what the product can do. These products may well be effective and safe (although i would not spend my money on them unless they had data showing that they are indeed safe and effective), but they may not be. Also, interactions with medications you take for other conditions may occur, and there is no way of knowing this 100%. I would advise caution. Additionally, be aware that there are a great many products out there offering "male enhancement" or "improved sexual performance". None of these products are regulated by the fda, and none have shown any data proving their safety or efficacy. Despite this, many of the companies manufacturing these products make a great deal of money. I think a good rule of thumb is, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ...Read more
Relationship: I'm going to assume that you do not have some health problem that is causing erectile dysfunction, such as a prolactinoma or hemochromatosis. I'll assume you have no conflicts about what images / movies / thoughts you choose to enjoy. The key to quality in this aspect of your life is a relationship with another human being where each enjoys the other's company ; try to please each other. ...Read more
No quick easy As...: The quality and quantity of sex desire widely vary among men and even along their life path reflecting genetic factors and current overall energy, ability, and health, which result from lifestyle with or without overindulgence & obsession. To explore more on male sexuality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin... ...Read more
The right partner: No pill you can take will enhance your desire or ability to be a superior lover as staying physically fit and finding a person with whom you are truly happy. If you have someone now, cultivate the relationship on every level. Keep looking, be selective, and remember this is very much worth waiting for. ...Read more
I am taking medicine to shrink my prostate. It decreases my sex drive and ability to attain erection. Is there anything i can do, ?
Change treatment: All treatments medications and procedures have risks and benefits. 5ari medications block dihydrotestosterone formation and help to shrink the prostate, but testosterone levels are altered in the process, resulting in sexual dysfunction in some men. If side effects are more bothersome than the benefit derived from the medication, discuss with your doctor and consider a different treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay healthy: Eat healthy, lose weight, exercise and make sure you avoid tobacco and alcohol, plus any potential toxic drugs - from your doctor or recreational. If your sex hormones are truly deficient, you doctor can diagnose and treat your problem. Don't make assumptions about your health, and don't fall pray to internet scams and worthless supplements. ...Read more
Look at cost of kids: Well, that's an interesting question. Do you believe you are in OVERDRIVE as it were or do you feel your drive actually interferes with your routine daily activity or work? If that's the case then, you may best be served by speaking with a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more
Some due sex drive: Zinc is essential for optimal growth and repair, being involved in the actions of several vital hormones and hundreds of enzymatic reactions in the body. Zinc is essential for the formation of superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s most potent antioxidants. Zinc deficiencies can result in growth retardation in children, significantly weakened immune function, poor wound healing and muscle loss. ...Read more
+exercise / -alcohal: Increasing your exercise routine(s) and eliminating alcohol would be the best natural boosters for your testosterone. Avoid testosterone supplements, especially in oral forms: first pass metabolism can result in peliosis hepatis/hepatitis/hepatocellular carcinoma. Exogenous trt will likely lead to infertility, and a permanent dependence due to negative feedback inhibition. ...Read more
ED: There are three drugs: viagra, Levitra (vardenafil) and Cialis that your physician can prescribe. There is also trimix (pge-1) that can be injected into the body of the penis; muse is a suppository that is inserted in the urethra (pge-1); vacuum erection devise(ved). Insertion of a semirigid or inflatable prosthesis could be considered if everything else fails but it requires surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I take to counteract loss of sex drive from sertraline?
Testosterone is in normal ranges.
Low sex drive: Medications like sertraline can lower the sex drive. You may want to talk to your physicians about medications (such as Viibryd) that may be less likely to have this issue. Other things such as plenty of sleep, exercise, and a proper diet may sound simple but also may impact the sex drive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloodwk shows low testosterone? Im always extremely fatigued, low sex drive. Always want to stay home. 24 yrs old 3 kids. What can I take?
Possibly. : Multiple citations exist on tongkat ali: - here's a couple of then - http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23754792 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22924057 sex drive would be going up due to increase testosterone. While it is not fashionable for many allopathic docs to endorse supplements to raise t, i believe that some of them are probably valid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in my experience: The one hormone that stays relatively stable throughout the perimenopause and menopausal period is testosterone so it's levels really do not rise though, perhaps relative to estrogen it may seem so. In my experience, most women notice their libido, or sex drive diminishes with menopause. Having said that, not all women experince a drop. There is no "normal".... ...Read more
Husband has high sex drive and can be aggressive. Could it have something to do with testosterone? *he is not an asshole, don't assume that!!*
Glad to hear this!: Truth be told, who needs to medicalize behavior? Hormones play a role, temperament plays a role, genes surely are a factor, live experience is a factor, and it sounds like the two of you are happily married and that you enjoy keeping him happy. Just love the guy & accept his love. Who would really prefer a passive, submissive, do-nothing guy? Congratulations to you both, keep up the good work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband acts very aggressively and has a very high sex drive.....his aggressiveness is terrible though. Could it be high testosterone levels?
Don't blame testo: Hi. I'm very sorry, and I hate to say it, but I'm concerned for your safety. Some guys just aren't nice people. If he has hit you or threatened to hit you, divorce, move on, and use what you've learned in picking your men in the future. Don't blame "high testosterone levels". He's probably just an asshole. Good luck, and stay safe. ...Read more
Maybe but it depends: Female sex drive (libido) is even more complicated than in men. Stress, in various forms, can decrease libido. Worry about money, job, family, etc, can cause stress & distraction. Must be in good relationship w/partner. Bad lifestyle choices, poor health, medications, menopause, etc can decrease sex drive. If testosterone is very low, then replacement might help (after first addressing above). ...Read more
My fiance was on speed for years and has been sober now for 3 yrs. He had a very high sex drive on drugs now has none. His testosterone level normal?
Neurotoxic effects?: meth does have a wide effects to the body including neurotoxicitiy to the gonadal system. after chronic usage it may have damaged his sexual function. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Stress ranks high up there. In this day & age, worry about finances, mortgage, job security, etc can distract & decrease one's libido. Worry about family & friends can do so, too. If you're not happy in your relationship w/your partner, it's difficult to be sexually interested. Despite being in "good" health, bad lifestyle choices like smoking, excess alcohol & other illicit drugs can decr libido. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Considering a vasectomy after my wife has my second child. Will my sex drive or testosterone level (or anything else) be affected?
My husband blood testosterone level of 7.4, is this a low result? What is average? He is 37 and has all symptoms of low t zero sex drive.
These are low!: We are finding that a large number of men in their mid-30's have low testosterone and would benefit from replacement. However, giving testosterone at this age will also reduce his body's ability to produce testosterone naturally as well as limit his potential fertility. At this age, most of us would suggest administering HCG to keep fsh levels high. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do eggs and peanuts increase sex drive (testosterone) substantially? I’ve noticed every time I eat either I feel an increased desire for sex?
My boyfriend says he has low testosterone and a low sex drive. How can that be fixed? What can help?
RelationshipConflict: I understand your unhappiness. Have Heart to Heart talk with your boyfriend about lack of Emotional, Physical, and Sexual Intimacy in the relationship; problems; feelings of sadness, disappointment, hurt, resentment, and anger; what both of you can do to improve. See a Therapist for Relationship Therapy. Ask your boyfriend to see physician for Diagnosis and Blood test for Testosterone level. ...Read more
Do testosterone replacement meds only help with sex drive or are there other medically necessary reasons to correct low testosterone in aging men?
Low testosterone: Low testosterone in aging men can cause many side effects including decreased libido, muscle mass, strength, bone density, mood and fatigue. Replacement, however, has very worrisome side effects with increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and cancer. It would be important to weigh these risks along with any potential benefits with your physician before deciding how best to proceed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will soy product ex;soy milk decrease sex drive? does it affect testosterone level negatively? i heard its bad for sex while some say its good!which 1
Maybe: There is some evidence that soy products will increase estrogen levels and possible decrease your testosterone levels. There are phytoestrogens in Soy. The peer reviewed evidence is not strong and I've seen arguments for health benefits and for health concerns. From what I've read it probably decreases your testosterone slightly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does soy product ex; soy milk can decrease sex drive? does it affect testosterone level negatively? i heard its bad for sex while some say its good.?!
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