Testosterone therapy may lower fertility

Ads for supplements that supposedly treat “low T”—the new marketing term for low testosterone—flood TV and radio channels these days. They claim to help increase energy and sex drive. But they also have potential side effects, including actually lowering male fertility.

A study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association found that sperm production was reduced while taking testosterone supplements but bounced back to healthier levels when some men stopped using them. Another study published at the same meeting found that many online vendors of testosterone supplements accentuate benefits from the drug, but minimize the risk.

Talk to your doctor before starting any supplement. What has your experience been with “low T” treatments?

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