When a couple faces infertility, doctors may prescribe the same drug for both the man and the woman. A woman may receive Clomid to resolve ovulation issues, while a man with a low sperm count may have the drug prescribed to boost sperm production and his fertility.
Men may also benefit from Clomid treatment in Beverly Hills even if they are not trying to become fathers. Clomid can help with men suffering from low testosterone levels. A Beverly Hills doctor can treat men hoping to have children or those whose bodies are no longer producing enough testosterone.
If a man is diagnosed with hypogonadism, Clomid can help. Hypogonadism results when a man’s body stops efficiently producing testosterone.
Men who undergo chemotherapy or radiation for cancer or who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS may experience hypogonadism, as may any man whose testicles have not descended or who suffers an injury to the testes. Other conditions, such as sleep apnea, can affect testosterone production, and hypogonadism may also run in families.
Several months of Clomid use can bring testosterone levels back to normal range, although some men may need to take the drug for the rest of their lives to maintain their testosterone levels.
Male reproductive problems may result from a vein problem in the scrotum known as varicocele. Surgery is an option for this condition, but sperm production can lag post-surgery. As an alternative to surgery, some men may prefer to undergo Clomid treatment with the idea of boosting their sperm counts.
Testosterone supplementation is well-known and effective. However, the primary reason why a man might decide to address his low testosterone condition with Clomid rather than testosterone hormone treatment is because of fertility.
Testosterone therapy will boost testosterone levels, but it can cause a reduction in fertility. It may also have side effects that some men do not want to deal with, such as exacerbating male pattern baldness or causing acne to reappear.
Clomid is taken in pill form, so administration is simple. Usually, a man is prescribed Clomid daily for up to three months with a one-week lapse in medication each month. The prescribing physician will closely monitor patient blood work is to follow changing testosterone levels.
The exact length of Clomid treatment depends on the individual patient and his response. The doctor may start a patient on a low dose of Clomid and increase the dose over time. In the long term, fertility may not return for at least three months after starting Clomid treatments.
Clomid is relatively safe for male patients. Some men may experience mood swings, but this problem more often affects their female counterparts taking Clomid. Some men may also gain weight while on the drug.
The most serious possible Clomid side effect involves vision changes. Blurriness is the most common issue, but any man who experiences vision issues while taking Clomid should see a doctor immediately. There are few contraindications for men taking Clomid, but those with a history of heart disease may want to avoid the drug.
If you would like more information about Beverly Hills Clomid treatment for men and whether you are a candidate, call the offices of Dr. Edward Jacobson today and arrange a consultation. Dr. Jacobson is also available over FaceTime, Skype, or telephone if he is unavailable for an in-person meeting.