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Experience:  MD Grad Jefferson Medical College 2009. Internal Med intern 2010 & Radiology residency 2011. Husband & father of two.
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I take androgel for low testosterone Is ther anything thats

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I take androgel for low testosterone
Is ther anything that's natural that I can take?
I am 48 years old and in good shape
And work out 3 times a week. Without the androgel
I get sluggish and very tired! It cost me 300 dollars
A month! Please tell me there's a natural option.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 2 years ago.
Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Hello

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

From a medical (traditional physician standpoint) there is no better replacement for low testosterone levels than.... testosterone, however such over the counter/herbal alternatives include

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

pine pollen, tribulus terrestris, tongkat ali

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

However I'd also suggest having your thyroid checked out by your physician. That can cause the symptoms you've been describing

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

That is a simple blood test.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Those three herbal alternatives I described are available without a prescription however you should ideally discuss with the physician who was prescribing testosterone whether they think you are healthy enough to try them.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Did I satisfactorily answer your question?

JACUSTOMER-tap3es0v- : Had the thyroid test. I take the meds for low A and hate taking them I am a Very healthy male and looking for a healthy option!
Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Hello

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Those alternatives I mentioned are over the counter.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Exercising would be your other natural alternative. I know you feel tired, but exercise raises your natural testosterone level too

JACUSTOMER-tap3es0v- : Already do three to four times a week 1 hour to a hour 1/2 each time!
Daniel Sheibley, MD :

I would suggest giving those three over the counter supplements a try and assessing after a few months whether they are working well enough for you.

JACUSTOMER-tap3es0v- : y
JACUSTOMER-tap3es0v- : thanks for your your time!
Daniel Sheibley, MD :

No problem

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Did i answer your question satisfactorily? I can discuss this with you more if you need. ANy other issues?

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