How HCG Could Possibly Help Fertility

How HCG Could Possibly Help Fertility

Testosterone is a vital hormone in the body and one that is an essential component to overall health and wellness. Optimal testosterone is pivotal to men’s health and its benefits are farther reaching than just improving sexual function and libido. This is why so many men today are relying on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) to help restore their optimal testosterone levels, especially when they are struggling with a testosterone deficiency, also known as “low T.”

Research shows that TRT, which is a bio-identical hormone treatment is one of the most effective ways to help men regain proper hormone levels. This treatment has the same chemical structure as the naturally occurring hormone produced in the body—which is why it so effective. This is why here at LT Men’s Clinic, we offer a number of bio-identical testosterone treatments including topical gel, intramuscular slow-acting testosterone injections or popular testosterone pellets.

TRT Side Effects

Unfortunately, while TRT treatments are effective, it is impossible to perfectly simulate what would be a normal physiological testosterone levels through medication, even with bioidentical hormones. Due to this, TRT has been associated with side effects such as reduced fertility and testicular shrinkage.

However, the well-documented health benefits associated with healthy testosterone levels far outweigh these potential side effects. Especially because these symptoms can be minimized with modern medicine. This is why the medical experts here at LT Men’s Clinic will talk through the possible side effects and what you can do to counteract these side effects—we will also talk a great deal with our patients about fertility.

If you and your partner are considering starting a family, then the possibility of reduced fertility can seem like a lot to handle. Fortunately, there is growing evidence and research that this risk can be minimized by using Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) along with your TRT, so that you can reap the benefits of a healthy testosterone while remaining fertile.

All About HCG And Fertility

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that essentially mimics the Luteinizing Hormone. This is the hormone responsible for stimulating the Leydig cells within the testes to create testosterone and sperm production.

HCG is an important hormone, which is why it is used as a fertility treatment for both men and women. In men in particular HCG is powerful because it has been associated with increased sperm production.

Here’s how it works:

Men diagnosed with hypogonadism do not produce enough testosterone. And there are three different classification of hypogonadism:

  • Primary- Where the testes have failed.
  • Secondary- Where the hormone signaling from the brain has faltered.
  • Mixed- A combination of both.

Since HCG mimics Luteinizing Hormone, it is particularly beneficial in men who have secondary and mixed Hypogonadism. This is why it is important to have a full work up so that your clinician can best advise you whether HCG is appropriate for you.

HCG can also help with testicular shrinkage—which can come as a side effect of TRT. HCG can help maintain size and function in the testes and do more than provide a cosmetic function, but actually help preserve libido and sexual function, which is always an important component in fertility.

Modern hormone treatments are capable of a lot, and they can really help you make positive changes in your life if you have the right professionals helping you understand how to use them. To learn more about what hormone treatments can do for you, give us a call at LT Men’s Clinic today at 817-693-3605 to schedule an appointment.