Category Archives: Fertility

Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) for Low-T and Infertility


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on May 22nd, 2020

enclomiphene citrate androxal TRT 199x300While testosterone therapy is a fantastic tool in the arsenal against low-T and andropause, there are other options available for testosterone replacement. One group for whom testosterone therapy is particularly problematic is men that are looking to conceive. Bio-identical testosterone effectively takes over for almost every aspect of natural testosterone production. Unfortunately, however, testosterone therapy temporarily suppresses fertility for the duration of the treatment. This inevitably leads men with fertility-needs to seek other treatment. Why Does Testosterone Therapy Lead to Temporary Infertility? In a closed system, the body produces testosterone when the hypothalamus receives input to produce more testosterone. The brain monitors circulating testosterone levels and responds accordingly. In the case of testosterone hormone therapy, the hypothalamus gets the signal to limit or stop testosterone production based on biological feedback. In the process of this hormonal cascade, the pituitary limits or halts production of vital testosterone precursors, including luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Both hormones are critical for the production of healthy sperm. This is why testosterone treatment negatively affects fertility, while preserving most other testosterone benefits. Enclomiphene Citrate (Androxal) Boosts Testosterone and Encourages Fertility For patients that are interested in maintaining fertility while also promoting optimal testosterone levels, Enclomiphene … Read more »

Preventing Infertility and Testicular Shrinkage with HCG Injections


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Published on April 30th, 2020

testicle shrinkage varicocele disease 300x199Preventing Testicular Shrinkage with HCG (For Men Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Low-T) One of the most embarrassing and frustrating issues associated with either aging in men or testosterone restoration for men is testicular atrophy. There are many reasons why testicles shrink; one has to do with the natural aging process in men. Also, the testes produce less testosterone as a result of the body receiving a flush of testosterone from an outside source (when undergoing testosterone therapy), and this causes the testes to reduce their function significantly, and this also causes the testicles to shrink dramatically. Some studies have indicated that HCG has helped men improve their fertility, because of how it stimulates the testes and prevents shrinkage. Video Download: Preventing Infertility And Testicular Shrinkage With Hcg Injections Video Stream: Preventing Infertility And Testicular Shrinkage With Hcg Injections HCG Keeps the Male Testicles Nice and Full! Many men choose to live with this symptom of testosterone decline, but you would likely be happy to know that there is a way to preserve the appearance of the testicles and prevent testicular atrophy via Human Chorionic Gonadotropin supplementation. Some studies have indicated HCG is a potent fertility medication that can help … Read more »

Male Fertility During Young Adulthood Correlated with Long-Term Health and Wellness


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

masculinity 300x200Video Download: Male Fertility During Young Adulthood Correlated With Long Term Health And Wellness Video Stream: Male Fertility During Young Adulthood Correlated With Long Term Health And Wellness We all know how vital testosterone is for establishing masculinity and preserving health in the short term. However,  it is becoming more apparent that experiencing issues with testosterone levels and fertility earlier in life can impact one's health later in life. In a study produced by the academic publication Fertility and Sterility, evidence has been provided that shows that men that have issues with conception and sexual health earlier in life are more prone to a variety of health issues later in life. This study was a data-analysis conducted by Stanford University, in which 9,400 male patients were evaluated. Patients were chosen based on select criteria: All patients were between the ages of thirty and fifty. All patients went to a fertility clinic. Among these men, patients were more likely to experience health issues such as Hypertension, skin issues, heart disease, and vascular ailments than the general population, if their fertility issues were the result of inadequate sperm-quality. A study such as this suggests that having one's sperm health analyzed is not … Read more »

Causes of Male Infertility


Posted by Dr. Michael White, Updated on September 9th, 2019

sperm count analysis 209x300It may seem simple, but the process of conception is somewhat complicated even for men. For a man to conceive, some thresholds must be met: A man must have healthy sperm, capable of fertilization. This requires the adequate release of testosterone, as well as other hormones such as luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone. That sperm has to be able to mix with semen and pass through the tubes of the vas deferens without obstruction. He must produce a sufficient amount of sperm to have a significant chance of conception. The lower a man's sperm count is, the harder it will be for him to get his partner pregnant. If a man produces fewer than 39 million sperm per orgasm or 15 million sperm per milliliter, he is very likely to have issues with conception. That sperm must have functional mobility. It is normal that a small portion of sperm will have issues moving correctly, but the higher that this percentage is, the less likely that healthy sperm will make it successfully to the egg. Video Download: Causes Of Male Infertility Video Stream: Causes Of Male Infertility Medical Issues Which Contribute to Male Infertility Immune Reaction – In some cases, … Read more »