Clomifene for Men
Though Clomiphene is known for treatment of infertility in women, it is also used for treating infertility in men caused by secondary male hypogonadism Compared to the other options like TRT (testosterone replacement therapy); Clomifene is cost effective and convenient as it involves taking the oral pills. Traditional TRT can make a man sterile but there is no such possibility with clomifene. However Clomifene men is not approved by FDA and is prescribed off-label.
Clomifene men is also used as anabolic steroid for binding estrogen receptors in the body which blocks effects of estrogen. Thus it finds use in restoring natural testosterone production in the body. It is one of the banned anabolic steroid included as illegal doping agent in sport by World Anti Doping Agency.
Hypogonadism; Decreased Libido in Men
Hypogonadism refers to a condition of decreased gonad activity in men. As you are aware gonads or testes produce many hormones including testosterone, progesterone and others. The decline in production of testosterones due to deficiency reduces the level of testosterone. Though the prominent symptom of hypogonadism is decreased libido and erectile dysfunction, it also has wide range of effects like fatigue, atrophy (muscle loss), increase in abdominal fat, high cholesterol, depression and anxiety, shrinking of testicles and much other serious degradation of bodily functions.
Technically, hypogonadism is associated with decline in testosterone as well as rise in serum estradiol. These hormonal changes are responsible for decrease in libido and all other symptoms associated with decrease in virility. The treatment of hypogonadism with clomiphene citrate reverses this condition by raising the serum testosterone levels and improvement in testosterone to estrogen ratio.
Effects of Clomiphene:
Clinical trials have confirmed the elevation of serum testosterone component thereby improving testosterone to estrogen ratio significantly thus low dosage of clomiphene men has effect of reversing all the symptoms related to decreased libido and erectile dysfunction associated with it. Generally fertility drugs for men are prescribed for persons having hormonal imbalance which result in low sperm quality, count and mobility.
Clomiphene men is given for three to six months, one pill a day. The success rates of fertility is of course not guaranteed as it is dependent on many other factors including the partner’s condition. But clomiphene men is able to boost sperm production to get count above 20 million, a level below this number is considered as low. So for men with infertility issue due to low sperm count or quality can be definitely helped by clomid for men.
Side Effects: Reported side effects of clomiphene men are blurred vision, weight gain and breast enlargement. In rare cases, it can cause damage to liver.
Clomiphene men has positive effects related to the problems associated with aging seen mainly in their sexual efficacy.