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Testosterone

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Testosterone is the main male sex hormone and is also available as a prescription medicine to help treat male hypogonadism and symptoms of low testosterone levels. The symptoms of a low Testosterone level may include low energy, sexual dysfunction and the loss of a few key male characteristics. Testosterone works by supplying the body its natural level of testosterone. Testosterone medications is available in the form of transdermal patches which are placed on the skin, gels, topical solutions, injections, buccal patches that are applied to the upper gums, and pellets implanted under the skin.

Testosterone levels in your body naturally decline as you age. In some cases they decline to abnormal levels which lead to complications such as reduced energy, adrenal fatigue, hyperthyroidism, and sexual dysfunction. In these cases Testosterone replacement therapy is used to restore the Testosterone to normal levels. It is administered through patches, injections or gels.

Some of the side effects of Testosterone include: sleep apnea, gynecomastia, reduce the sperm count, gum irritation, it can increase the red blood cell count to dangerous levels. Others include: severe itching, fluid-filled blisters, red, irritated skin.

In addition to its intended effect, Testosterone may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Acne
Hot flashes
Injection site pain
Weight gain
Increased red blood cells
Prostate enlargement.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Arnold 250mg injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Arnold 250mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
patients suffering from severe cardiac, hepatic or renal insufficiency or ischaemic heart disease, treatment with testosterone may cause severe complications
Does this affect liver function?
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Testosterone, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.\n
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 25 year old but my hair are falling before 2 years so I have negative think in my mind so please give me a solutions for my hair fall. I live in Mumbai Kalyan. Thanks.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I am 25 year old but my hair are falling before 2 years so I have negative think in my mind so please give me a solut...
Hair fall:- Tab. Keraglo men once daily for 3 months. Qilib men solution 6-8 sprays once daily at night for one month Use Anaphase shampoo. Increase intake of protein diet & Green leafy vegetables. Check blood test for Thyroid & Haemoglobin. If bald patches:- Tugain 5% solution for application 1 ml at night for one month.

Hi sir my age is 27 but my penis is very small looking small childrens penis. I did sex with my fiancee on that time its increased size after that again becoming very small after 3 months im going to marry is there any problem with my penis please clarify my doubt sir.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Diet and Nutrition - CIBTAC, England, United Kingdom, 2015, Award in Healthy Eating and Nutrition, Sexologist
Sexologist, Delhi
Hi sir my age is 27 but my penis is very small looking small childrens penis. I did sex with my fiancee on that time ...
Dear patient, it's normal as penis size tend to decrease while in a flaccid position and increase in erect state. Just be relaxed. If you want then get yourself checked for serum testosterone and free testosterone levels.
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I have no thyroid but I mastuberated a lot from age 11 till 30 at least 3-4 times a day? Will this cause erection weakness and I don't have thyroid. Recommend me a doctor to cure this as I am married since 3 years and not able to do sex since 2 years and have low testosterone.

MBBS
Sexologist, Panchkula
I have no thyroid but I mastuberated a lot from age 11 till 30 at least 3-4 times a day? Will this cause erection wea...
You have done excessive masturbation. This can cause erection problem. You are not able to do sex since 2 years and have low testosterone. I advise you to take proper balanced diet. Take plenty of water to detoxify body. Take fruits and vegetables in daily diet. Do meditation daily. Do physical exercises of 30 to 45 minutes daily to tone up body and build muscles. Follow this and be happy. For better guidance and natural, safe and permanent treatment of erection problem, consult me online.
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Hello sir I am 26 years old. Thyroid 13.68 mu/l.from last week I am taking medicine for thyroid. Now I facing low sexual desire and low erection. Please suggest me.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello sir I am 26 years old. Thyroid 13.68 mu/l.from last week I am taking medicine for thyroid. Now I facing low sex...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. TSH level 13.68 mU/L is very high, suggesting there is uncontrolled hypothyroidism. This also may cause increase in the Prolactin level, affecting sexual desire. Erectile Dysfunction is usually not seen in hypothyroidism. Please check your prolactin and testosterone levels. Thanks.

Dear sir I am male 55 years diabetic since last 10 years but under control with medicines and BP since last 2 years. I have testosterone level of 550 but absolutely no erections. Can I take manforce50 please advise.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear sir I am male 55 years diabetic since last 10 years but under control with medicines and BP since last 2 years. ...
lybrate-user, thanks for the query. Diabetes particularly if uncontrolled is known to lead to ED. Even when diabetes is well controlled it does affect small blood vessels supplying penile muscles leading to erectile dysfunction. Your testosterone level is within normal limit. The reason ofr ED is diabetes itself. Ideally when diabetes is in control fasting should be < 100 mg, PP 150 to 160 mg & HbA1c% <6.8. If you are able to maintain that level then it can be said as in control. Since no actual values are mentioned, difficult to comment. The tablet mentioned can be taken as and when required just before the act (about 1 hour). Thanks.

Popular Health Tips

How Homeopathy Can Help You Deal With Low Libido!

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
How Homeopathy Can Help You Deal With Low Libido!

Libido, also known as the drive for intimate activities, is a person’s general sexual drive or yearning for sexual desire. A person’s drive in this area depends upon biological, psychological as well as social factors. Sometimes both physical and mental factors may cause this problem.

Physical issues that can bring about low drive include low testosterone, professionally prescribed meds, too little or a lot of work out and excessive liquor or drug use. Mental issues can include depression, stress and issues in your relationship.

Homeopathy treatment has some capable and fruitful solutions to increase the libido or drive without any symptoms or side effects. Homeopathic cures are prescribed based upon the symptoms instead of the conditions, as the symptoms of a specific disease can differ in different individuals. All these medicines must be prescribed only by a trained homeopath or doctor. Here are a few homeopathic cures for low libido issues:

Agnus castus: It is used for the following symptoms faced by patients with low libido:
• Sexual despair
• Anxious depression and mental premonitions
• Yellow discharge from the urethra and low or no sexual desire
• No erections
• Scanty periods in women

Lycopodium: It is used for the following symptoms faced by patients with low libido:
• Losing libido after some time that is, steady loss of sexual craving
• Despair, the need to be distant from everyone else, feeble memory, decreasing brain power
• Poor processing, dyspepsia, waking up during the evening feeling hungry, experiencing hepatic illness
• Delayed menstruation in women
• No erection, fatigue and feeling feeble, untimely discharge
• Vaginal drying
Skin breakouts

Graphites: 
• Delayed inadequate periods, obstruction, spinal pain
• Too soon or no ejaculation in men, aversion to sex, herpetic ejections
• Uncertain, anxious feeling
• Headache in the mornings on waking up
• Individuals who are susceptible to to skin infections

Phosphoricum acidum
This homeopathic medicine is used in the following cases:
• Low sexual desire in men, delicate and swollen genitals, skin inflammation of scrotum
• Early and heavy flow periods
• Pain in liver for women
Pimples, skin inflammation, hair fall
• Spasms in the upper arms and wrists, tearing pain in joints

Sepia
• Ladies who were strong and tough, but have ended up irritable, depressive and not interested in friends and family
• Loss of sexual desire after pregnancy, labour, or unnatural birth cycle
• Loss of sexual craving during menopausal stage

Onosmodium
• Psychical impotence in men, loss of sexual desire, insufficient erections
• Sexual craving totally crushed in ladies, extreme uterine pain, periods too soon and excessively drawn out
• Drained and numb feeling in the legs

Since low libido is a fundamentally important issue, homeopaths trust that it can be dealt with exceptionally well by homeopathy. Homeopathy can treat your low sex drive brought on by an assortment of reasons going from stress, hormonal imbalances to low self-esteem.

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The Method of Anal Breathing!

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
The Method of Anal Breathing!

Anal breathing is the beginner’s version of Tao’s Qi Gong. It focuses on the lower portion of the body. Anal breathing helps young men and boys suffering from critical sex problems such as impotence and weak erection. The knowledge of anal breathing is passed by the Tao masters of China thousands of years ago. This method aims at enhancing the bio-energy flow from the conception vessel and Governor's vessel. Once the technique is mastered, it can fetch rich benefits to people suffering from sexual problems.

How is anal breathing done?

  1. The procedure starts with a simple exercise of the butt. While urination, light pressure needs to be applied to the bladder by pushing the ankles and the heels upward and squeeze the buttocks against the anus and the tailbone. This will stop urination by contracting the PC muscles and the prostate gland. This, in turn, makes the buttock muscles trigger the s4-s2 muscles to close the prostate-bladder outlet.
  2. Similar width of the shoulder and the leg should be maintained at all times while performing this technique. Slight pressure should be exerted against the bladder and the buttocks should be contracted against the tailbone until it becomes warm.
  3. The contraction of the butt should be synchronized with the inhalation. While inhaling, it should be ensured that the muscle of the tailbone-anus should be contracted towards the spine. The air should be sucked into the spine, anus and the tailbone of an individual. The sensation of the air getting into the anus is known as anal breathing.

Tips to contract the muscles:

  1. Beginners have a tendency to contract the anal muscles harder than necessary. Hard contractions end up in doing more harm than good. With more practice, it is possible to master the procedure of contracting the tailbone-anus muscles thereby improving the quality of the erection.
  2. The pressure applied to the bladder should be very less. The pressure should be such that the relaxation and the expansion of the prostate and the PC muscles happen smoothly.
  3. In case a person possesses a weak prostate or PC muscle, it is advised that he consumes herbs such as the Patricia, Pyrrosia, dianthus etc.

Check the reservoir:
If the morning erection is no more felt or there is a feeling of fatigue in an individual, the testosterone percentage may be extremely low or non-existent. It is the testosterone that produces nitric oxide to empower erection. If testosterone is lagging in a person, it is advised that necessary measures are taken to build up testosterone levels in the body. This could be done by hormonal therapy, consumption of herbs, medications and such other ways. 

Ayurveda is the perfect way through which you can get treated for the same, for more details consult.

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4 Common Mistakes That Are Killing Your Love Life!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
4 Common Mistakes That Are Killing Your Love Life!

Daily habits have the power to leave you limp during or after intercourse. These habits can result in low libido and low desire to engage in intercourse with your partner. However, once you identify them, it is easier to rectify them.

Here are a few daily things which might leave you limp:

  1. Not nourishing your libido enough: One major reason of a depreciating sex drive can be attributed to low libido, which can be an outcome of poor dietary choices. Add more aphrodisiacs to your diet such as oysters, dark chocolates, bananas, strawberries and yogurt which are rich in zinc, magnesium and other minerals which help in increasing your sex drive.
  2. Over-masturbation: Engaging in self-stimulation too many times a day can result in fatigue and other health problems. The acceptable number of times a person should masturbate in a day is 2-3 times, however, if you engage in masturbation more than that, you can experience problems like a limp, flaccid penis and reduced sexual drive.
  3. Increase in insulin levels: Consuming too much sugar during the day can result in spiked insulin (blood sugar levels) in your body. This ends up making you feel more lethargic. It was recently discovered that in men, insulin raises ‘oestrogen’, leading to low libido and in graver cases, erectile dysfunction. Another study linked excess glucose or blood sugar with a dip in the levels of testosterone, thus, leaving you limp before/after intercourse.
  4. Stress: Though some amount of stress is considered normal, when the levels of distress go sky-rocketing, it might leave you limp as if affects your sexual performance. Instead of relieving stress, sex ends up feeling more like a liability which can result in you having problems getting an erection or getting an orgasm. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
4 people found this helpful

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flaxseeds are well known for their generalized body health improvement potential as well for their specific "sex-related" benefits especially for men. Sometimes also called as flax or linseed, these small wonders come from the flax plant and contain lingams (substances that are beneficial for the heart and prevent against some cancers).

Flax seeds are an abundant vegetative source of Omega-3 fatty acids which, in turn, are very important for the health of our heart, brain, blood vessels and immune system. Also, flax seeds contain sufficient quantities of minerals such as calcium and dietary ingredients such as fiber.

One of the most "hot" topics of debate among experts today is; whether flaxseeds containing herbal supplements offer any potential for erection enhancement?

The sex benefits of "flax seeds consumption"

  • Libido: The sex-benefits of regular flax seeds consumption are well known and well-proven. Studies have shown that the regular (daily use) of flaxseeds helps to increase testosterone which leads to a natural increase in the normal effects associated with testosterone such as sexual desire and male sexual characteristics e.g. development and growth of sexual organs including penis, and testis. Also remember that flax seeds also have essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, which are the major building blocks of all sex hormones.
  • Male fertility: The flaxseed oil helps to keep your sperms strong and mobile and, therefore is important in the treatment of male sterility (childlessness). For the same reason, flaxseed oil is a very good herbal supplement to consider taking while trying to promote fertility and achieve conception.

With respect to the protein content, flax seeds contain a very important amino acid called as L-Arginine which acts to support male sexual growth and health by increasing sperm count.

2 people found this helpful

How Homeopathy Helps Manage Low Libido?

BHMS, PGNAHI
Homeopath, Bhopal
How Homeopathy Helps Manage Low Libido?

Libido, also known as the drive for intimate activities, is a person’s general sexual drive or yearning for sexual desire. A person’s drive in this area depends upon biological, psychological as well as social factors. Sometimes both physical and mental factors may cause this problem.

Physical issues that can bring about low drive include low testosterone, professionally prescribed meds, too little or a lot of work out and excessive liquor or drug use. Mental issues can include depression, stress and issues in your relationship.

Homeopathy treatment has some capable and fruitful solutions to increase the libido or drive without any symptoms or side effects. Homeopathic cures are prescribed based upon the symptoms instead of the conditions, as the symptoms of a specific disease can differ in different individuals. Homeopathic treatment gets to the root of the problem. It helps to treat the underlying condition which may be responsible for low sex drive. Homeopathic medicines are most useful for women as they help in balancing the female hormonal system. Homeopathy, being a mind-and-body medicine, treats the patients at the level of the body as well as the mind, which is primarily essential for sexual dysfunction cases. Lack of sex drive or libido and inability to become aroused show good response to treatment with homeopathy especially since the cause is psychological in most cases. Another area where remedies can be of great help is dyspareunia or painful intercourse. A large number of cases of dyspareunia show positive response after treatment and adequate counseling of the patient.

How homeopathy helps

  • Medicines help in treating the underlying disease.
  • The treatment helps in reducing stress and improve the stress coping system.
  • Remedies help to enhance your moods and stimulating your sex drive.
  • Medicines help in reducing the intake of anti anxiety or anti depression medicines.

All these medicines must be prescribed only by a trained homeopath or doctor. Here are a few homeopathic cures for low libido issues:

Agnus castus: It is used for the following symptoms faced by patients with low libido:

  • Sexual despair
  • Anxious depression and mental premonitions
  • Yellow discharge from the urethra and low or no sexual desire
  • No erections
  • Scanty periods in women

Lycopodium: It is used for the following symptoms faced by patients with low libido:

  • Losing libido after some time that is, steady loss of sexual craving
  • Despair, the need to be distant from everyone else, feeble memory, decreasing brain power
  • Poor processing, dyspepsia, waking up during the evening feeling hungry, experiencing hepatic illness
  • Delayed menstruation in women
  • No erection, fatigue and feeling feeble, untimely discharge
  • Vaginal drying
  • Skin breakouts

Graphites: 

  • Delayed inadequate periods, obstruction, spinal pain
  • Too soon or no ejaculation in men, aversion to sex, herpetic ejections
  • Uncertain, anxious feeling
  • Headache in the mornings on waking up
  • Individuals who are susceptible to skin infections

Phosphoricum acidum
This homeopathic medicine is used in the following cases:

  • Low sexual desire in men, delicate and swollen genitals, skin inflammation of scrotum
  • Early and heavy flow periods
  • Pain in liver for women
  • Pimples, skin inflammation, hair fall
  • Spasms in the upper arms and wrists, tearing pain in joints

Sepia

  • Ladies who were strong and tough, but have ended up irritable, depressive and not interested in friends and family
  • Loss of sexual desire after pregnancy, labour, or unnatural birth cycle
  • Loss of sexual craving during menopausal stage

Onosmodium

  • Psychical impotence in men, loss of sexual desire, insufficient erections
  • Sexual craving totally crushed in ladies, extreme uterine pain, periods too soon and excessively drawn out
  • Drained and numb feeling in the legs


Since low libido is a fundamentally important issue, homeopaths trust that it can be dealt with exceptionally well by homeopathy. Homeopathy can treat your low sex drive brought on by an assortment of reasons going from stress, hormonal imbalances to low self-esteem. 

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