If you test out as deficient in testosterone, or if you have symptoms of low testosterone, you likely want to do something about it. There are definitely over-the-counter supplements designed for this very purpose. ( Alpha Male® and Tribex® are the most potent.) And while effective, they're best used by healthy younger men who want a boost in T levels for bodybuilding purposes. They probably aren't the best choice for men who are clinically low and who've made the choice to undergo what's usually a lifetime commitment to testosterone replacement therapy, or TRT.
Again, a great question for your doctor!! Discuss this with them. One very good option is always simply not to do it. You are the best one to weigh the pros and cons that your doctor lays out for you and decide what is the right decision for you. One thing that people often fail to realize is that the normal range for testosterone is that – a NORMAL RANGE. That means that readings anywhere in that range are NORMAL. If you are on the “low side of normal” – that is NORMAL. Another thing to realize is that doctors to not treat test results, they treat symptoms. Just because your testosterone comes in at 200 does not necessarily mean you need TRT! See also the below question.
The content on this website is intended to provide general information about our clinic and services, and should not be mistaken for medical advice. We prescribe testosterone and other hormone therapy only after an in-office, comprehensive evaluation indicates that hormone therapy is safe and medically necessary. We do not prescribe testosterone or human growth hormone (HGH) or human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) solely for bodybuilding or athletic performance enhancement, or for solely "anti-aging" purposes. We do not prescribe HGH for off-label uses under any circumstances.
NOTE: Our physicians are "naturopathic physicians," not "physicians" or "osteopathic physicians," and neither "TRT" nor "integrative men's health" are "medical specialties."
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