by Dr. Gary Bellman
There is an extremely common question that I am asked by patients and it is usually asked like this – “Can you boost your body’s production of testosterone naturally?” The answer is no. There are numerous recommendations about what exercises to do and which vegetables or fruits to eat but these claims are not true.
There are also a lot of natural products out there today that claim they can elevate a man’s natural testosterone. They have misleading labels that are full of false promises. Using these products can seem like a good deal to a lot of consumers because they promise all the gain of testosterone replacement without the cost of seeing a doctor to monitor the therapy. They also promise that their products avoid the side effects involved with taking testosterone without the supervision of a medical expert – which is true but there are also no real results from taking these products either.
Testosterone replacement is usually the only option for men with hypogonadism, or low t. This can be in the form of creams or gels, injections and the ever increasingly popular pellets (testopel). For many men testosterone replacement is very successful at achieved the desired results of enhanced energy, mood, libido, sexual function and strength and vitality.
A man’s testosterone can also be boosted with fertility drugs, namely clomid or HCG. Depending on a man’s goals and age this can be used in conjunction with testosterone replacement or as sole therapy. Clomid is an oral pill often used for women undergoing fertility treatment and HCG is an injectable.
In order to know what is right for you find a doctor expert in ant-aging and hormone manipulation who is prepared to use any and all of these therapies.
Dr. Gary Bellman, M.D., is a Board Certified Urologist, interested in Testosterone replacement and men’s heath. He attended medical school at McGill University, did a fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and has taught at UCLA for many years. He is currently is private practice in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. For more information on Dr. Bellman, visit his Websites: www.socalurologyinstitute.com and “http://www.uroantiaging.com. For questions or other inquiries, you may contact Dr. Bellman at firstname.lastname@example.org.