Testosterone deficiency. Does Clomid work for low testosterone?

Testosterone deficiency
What happens when a man’s testosterone is low?

Complications of testosterone deficiency in men include a wide variety of symptoms: loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, oligospermia or azoospermia, absence or regression of secondary sexual characteristics, progressive decrease in muscle mass, fatigue, depressed mood, and an increased risk of osteoporosis.

Does Clomid work for low testosterone?

Clomid for men works by blocking estrogen in the pituitary and hypothalamus. Thus, estrogen does not signal the brain to stop producing the Luteinizing hormone (LH). LH continues to be produced; as a result, testosterone production in the testes rises.

Testosterone secretion is the result of a series of hormonal processes. Gonadoliberin (gonadotropin-releasing factor, GRF), which is secreted by the hypothalamus, controls the pulsed secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which are secreted by the adenohypophysis. In turn, LH regulates the production and secretion of testosterone by Leydig cells in the male testicles, while FSH helps in the induction of spermatogenesis.

Clomiphene increases testosterone levels and accordingly has a positive effect on the side effects of testosterone deficiency.

Is Clomid a steroid?

Clomid is not a non-anabolic steroid. But, due to its properties, clomiphene is used as a mild alternative to steroids. Bodybuilders and athletes use Clomid as a muscle restorative antiestrogen drug after a course of anabolic steroids (post-cycle therapy – PCT).

Testosterone deficiency. Is it dangerous to have low testosterone?

Testosterone is necessary to develop and maintain specific reproductive tissues (testicles, prostate, epididymis, seminal vesicle, and penis) and secondary male sexual characteristics. It plays a key role in libido and erectile function and is necessary to initiate and maintain spermatogenesis.

Testosterone deficiency can result from the underlying disease or genetic disorders and is often an age-related complication.

Testosterone also has important functions that are not related to reproductive tissues. For example, it positively affects body composition by increasing nitrogen retention, supporting lean body mass, muscle size, and strength. It also acts on bones, stimulating bone formation.

Clomiphene increases testosterone levels and has a positive effect on the side effects of testosterone deficiency, while the testes retain the ability to respond to gonadotropin stimulation.

What are the different types of testosterone therapy?

In the United States, there are currently several forms of testosterone therapy: cream, gel, tablets, patches, or injections.

Recently, transdermal patches have become popular. But for example, the scrotal testosterone patch gives 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels higher than physiological levels due to the high concentration of 5α-reductase in the scrotum skin. It is not known whether these elevated levels of DHT have any lasting health effects.

Non-scrotal systems are considered more convenient, and most patients achieve the right serum testosterone concentrations and still have normal DHT levels.

Oral testosterone therapy is not recommended because the doses required for replacement therapy increase the risk of hepatotoxicity.

And although these types of testosterone replacement therapy are effective, each of them has side effects.

Compared to testosterone replacement therapy, Clomid for men with hypogonadism can be considered the best alternative because Clomiphene stimulates the body’s testosterone production and is available in tablets, and is convenient for taking.

What are the negative side effects of testosterone injections?

Hormone replacement therapy is effective initially, but because Testicles do not need to produce endogenous testosterone with excess exogenous, this leads to partial or complete sterility with testicular atrophy.

Clomiphene is an antiestrogen related to tamoxifen, which blocks normal estrogen feedback at the hypothalamic level and subsequent negative feedback at the pituitary level. This leads to an increase in luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). In men, these increased levels of gonadotropins stimulate testicular Leydig cells and lead to elevated levels of intrinsic testosterone.

Does Clomid affect estrogen levels? Is Clomid an estrogen blocker?

Clomid does not directly affect the amount of estrogen. Its action mechanism is to block estrogen access to the pituitary gland and increase follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones. This leads to increased secretion of testosterone by Leydig cells in the testes.

Important! In small doses (25-50 mg per day), the drug blocks estrogen receptors, but it stimulates them in large doses. Therefore, in large doses, clomiphene does not exhibit the antiestrogenic but estrogenic effect. In this regard, clomiphene is not used in large doses, even in combination with anabolic steroids.

Can Clomid be called an anti-ageing drug?

In mature men, testosterone levels decrease every 5 years by 10-15%. Testosterone is the main male androgen and performs an important function in men’s health. Therefore, when we talk about reduced testosterone, we are talking about reduced potency and the greater risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Due to its ability to bind to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus, Clomiphene Citrate significantly increases follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), thereby leading to greater testosterone production in men with testicles. Due to these properties, Clomifene, to some extent, can be attributed to the group of anti-aging drugs.