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What is the best way to increase my testosterone level without androgel?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Anastrozole may help

Some guys have low testosterone (t) and high Estradiol (e2), especially if overweight.
Fat tissue contains aromatase which converts t into e2. If your t divided by your e2 (t/e2 ratio) is under 10 you may be able to raise t and lower e2 with Anastrozole 1 mg a day (off-label use). This is a better choice than testosterone replacement if you want fertility, but sperm improvements are often modest.

In brief: Anastrozole may help

Some guys have low testosterone (t) and high Estradiol (e2), especially if overweight.
Fat tissue contains aromatase which converts t into e2. If your t divided by your e2 (t/e2 ratio) is under 10 you may be able to raise t and lower e2 with Anastrozole 1 mg a day (off-label use). This is a better choice than testosterone replacement if you want fertility, but sperm improvements are often modest.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Depends . . .

The best way to increase your t w/o using AndroGel depends upon several factors, including cost, injections & future fertility.
Least expensive is injectable t but the down side is the (at least) weekly shot. Any less frequent & you end up on rollercoaster as your levels go up & down. Btw, if you don't want androgel, that means no axiron, Fortesta & testim, right? Consider HCG or clomiphene, too.

In brief: Depends . . .

The best way to increase your t w/o using AndroGel depends upon several factors, including cost, injections & future fertility.
Least expensive is injectable t but the down side is the (at least) weekly shot. Any less frequent & you end up on rollercoaster as your levels go up & down. Btw, if you don't want androgel, that means no axiron, Fortesta & testim, right? Consider HCG or clomiphene, too.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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