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Hcg Testosterone

Hcg Testosterone

Health Risks Associated with Low Testosterone

It’s an alarming trend.

Researchers are uncovering more and more about testosterone and how it connects to men’s health.  Through this research they have been able to connect the dots between certain health conditions and the low testosterone levels. Some of the major health problems that have been tied to low testosterone are, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

Low testosterone isn’t the known cause for the health issues, and testosterone therapy isn’t the cure. However, there is a link between the two and studies have shown health improvements for men who have taken testosterone replacement. The association of certain medical conditions and low testosterone are very interesting and worth looking into.

Here is a list of some of the common health problems tied to low testosterone:

  • Anemia
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Diabetes
  • Increased Body Fat & Obesity
  • Aging

What is it used for in men?

In men, doctors prescribe hCG to combat the symptoms of hypogonadism, such as low testosterone and infertility. It can help the body increase production of testosterone and increase sperm production, which can reduce infertility.

Injections of hCG are also sometimes used as an alternative to testosterone products in men with testosterone deficiency. Testosterone deficiency is defined as testosterone blood levels less than 300 nanograms per deciliter along with symptoms of low testosterone. These include:

  • fatigue
  • stress
  • low sex drive
  • depressed mood

According to the American Urological Association, hCG is appropriate for those men with testosterone deficiency who also desire to maintain fertility.

Testosterone products boost levels of the hormone in the body but can have the side effects of shrinking the gonads, altering sexual function, and causing infertility. HCG can help increase testosterone levels, increase fertility, and increase gonad size.

How does it work to increase testosterone?

In men, hCG acts like luteinizing hormone (LH). LH stimulates Leydig cells in the testicles, which results in the production of testosterone. LH also stimulates production of sperm within structures in the testicles called seminiferous tubules.

As hCG stimulates the testicles to produce testosterone and sperm, the testicles grow in size over time.

What does the research say?

Very little clinical research has evaluated hCG in men with low testosterone levels. In a small study of men with hypogonadism, hCG increased testosterone levels compared to a placebo control. There was no effect of hCG on sexual function.

In one study, men taking testosterone along with hCG were able to maintain adequate sperm production. In another study, men taking testosterone along with hCG were able to maintain testosterone production in the testicles.