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How to boost testosterone?

21 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 doctors agree

In brief: If mild,

Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone).

In brief: If mild,

Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone).
Dr. Jennie Law
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3 comments
Dr. Slade Suchecki
I have found my patients w/ low testosterone who exercise more will elevate their levels significantly without further treatment.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Eliminating EtOH and any other hepatic stimulants/irritants may decrease SHBG, and increase "free" testosterone levels.
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Testosterone

First of all, it's important that you don't take tv commercial ads seriously.
They often talk about 'low t', like it's an epidemic. Testosterone testing is notoriously unreliable and the actual number of people with low t is a small fraction of what advertisers want you to believe. Therefore, for most people, it isn't necessary to boost your level. Low libido could be from depression, stress.

In brief: Testosterone

First of all, it's important that you don't take tv commercial ads seriously.
They often talk about 'low t', like it's an epidemic. Testosterone testing is notoriously unreliable and the actual number of people with low t is a small fraction of what advertisers want you to believe. Therefore, for most people, it isn't necessary to boost your level. Low libido could be from depression, stress.
Dr. Brian Flyer
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Dr. Gary Greenly
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy is an fda approved practice in aging males, or male that are hypogonadal for other reasons.
Androgel, axiron, and injectable testosterones are the ones most commonly prescribed. Total testosterone levels below 300 ng/dl result in fatigue, decreased libido, increased body adiposity, erectile dysfunction, and decreased cognitive function. The diagnosis needstreatment.

In brief: Low testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy is an fda approved practice in aging males, or male that are hypogonadal for other reasons.
Androgel, axiron, and injectable testosterones are the ones most commonly prescribed. Total testosterone levels below 300 ng/dl result in fatigue, decreased libido, increased body adiposity, erectile dysfunction, and decreased cognitive function. The diagnosis needstreatment.
Dr. Gary Greenly
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Options

No need to boost testosterone unless you have symptoms of low T, and blood levels of T are low, or very low normal range.
If truly need T level increased, best options are topical T gel products applied to skin daily, or implantable T pellets placed under skin 2-4 times a year (depending on product used) in a 5 min offc procedure. Injections are synthetic, T levels and symptoms fluctuate.

In brief: Options

No need to boost testosterone unless you have symptoms of low T, and blood levels of T are low, or very low normal range.
If truly need T level increased, best options are topical T gel products applied to skin daily, or implantable T pellets placed under skin 2-4 times a year (depending on product used) in a 5 min offc procedure. Injections are synthetic, T levels and symptoms fluctuate.
Dr. Gregory Carter
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