Clinics specialised on infertile males concluded that the one who were asking for help took the testosterone boosters.
The new research declares that taking the testosterone supplements in order to increase the libido, may deprive a man of the opportunity to have a child in the future.
The study claims that males who worked on their infertility at the clinics of the US reported to have taken the testosterone boosters. In general, the amount of their sperm jumps significantly after finishing taking the hormone.
The details of the study
The study taking place in Kansas and Alabama compared the years 2005 and 2011. However, the investigators aren’t confident that testosterone supplements are responsible for male infertility nowadays and it isn’t obvious whether the nation’s infertility is influenced by taking in testosterone.
Dr. Peter Kolettis, the urology professor at Alabama University and one of the authors of the research done declares that testosterone lead to the issues when speaking of the attempts to have children. And he adds that the situation became some sort of precautionary infertility cause. It’s curious that the use of “Ts” (testosterone supplements) is constanly increasing in the US and the researches are sure that the use of them will stay bloated as long as men will consider it the best treatment for extreme tiredness and the means for libido growth. Critics aren’t sure completely if the “Ts” are prescribed to males who don’t actually need it.
Dr. Bradley Anawalt, who works as an endocrynologist and the director of medicine services (The University of Washington Medical Centre, located in Seattle) who didn’t participate in the arrangement of the study, introduces the thoughts of males who visit doctor’s offices. After having watched plenty of advertisements, they are strongly convinced that testosterone boosters will make them skinnier and more good-looking. At the same time the boosters have a tendency to develop some side effects such as blood thrombuses and rapid growth of breast in males. Moreover, according to what the Dr. Anawalt mentioned, only few physicians inform their patients about the possibility of failing sperm production in the future.
Taking these supplements leads to the process of hindering the sperm production. The doctor also concluded that if the patient experiences troubles with fertility, he shouldn’t use testosterone boosters. But unforunately, the majority of the patients and doctors do not consider such risks.
The American Urology Association had an annual meeting that took place in San Diego on Wednesday. The study was introduced there and it’s main target was to determine how many males took the boosters when being aware of the risks that may appear later.
The medical cases of more than one thousand and five hundred men were examined. The age of males was approximately 35 years for each man. All the men underwent the therapy in the two clinics. Seven percent of men took testosterone boosters that was prescribed by their doctor. The research itself was aimed at the 34 patients who accepted to give up taking hormonal supplements.
In general, the amount of sperm returned to normal. The medium concentration of sperm in semen rose significantly (the initial point was 1.8 million per milliliter and the final one after stopping the hormonal supplements consumption was 34 million per milliliter).
The sperm amount of six men under the research didn’t return to normal. Generally such treatments don’t influence fertility negatively, and there’s no proof of their fault in males’ long-lasting infertility. Moreover, the study didn’t reveal the connection of the low sperm amount and hormonal boosters.
Anawalt concluded that in general it takes from one month to half a year for a man’s sperm count to return to the initial point. Kolettis also mentioned that there are some categories of men who have to ignore testosterone boosters. He said it was possible only in case they realized their reproductive function entirely.
The testosterone supplements has to be prescribed and it doesn’t have anything common with the boosters sold with no prescription.
The info and overall thoughts have to be worked through before their being published in medical journals.