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Are there any supplements to treat low DHT levels causing low libido?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Dec 2018
Question: Hello
I was recently diagnosed with low DHT. I also have symptoms (low libido/weak erections) and have tried TRT but had to stop due to side effects. Is possible to supplement with DHT?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can try Testosterone Gel

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for query.

Based on the facts that you have posted you have been detected to have low DHT resulting into low sex drive and weak erection.

Ideally it has not been proved scientifically that only low DHT can be be cause for low sex drive and even a man with low DHT can have normal sex drive .
It can be also due to what is called as Performance anxiety .

If you have tried testosterone replacement therapy but has to stop because of side effects I would suggest you to use Testosterone gel for application over shoulders and chest .This helps to increase Teststerone levels and have minimum side effects.

Following measure will help you to boost up your confidence and getting good erection and have enjoyable sex.
1) Practice regular exercise for 45 minutes followed by meditation for 1/2 an hour in the morning.
2) Take high protein diet rich in vegetables and fruits and Vitamin A,C,D,E and Zinc
3)Take antioxidants like Almonds 5-6 everyday..
4) Avoid alcohol and smoking..

You can also try taking Sildenafil (Viagra)one hour before planned sexual activities.

Hope I have answered your query, please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you.

Thanks and regards.
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (45 minutes later)
Dr XXXXXXX

Thanks for your response. Are you able to comment further on gels vs injection? I had the injections previously which caused very bad insomnia and high blood pressure. Are gels generally more tolerable with regards to these specific side effects?

Thank you,
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Gel is absorbed through skin very slowly and has minimal side effects.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for follow up.

Gel is absorbed very slowly through skin compared to injectable where drug directly enter the blood circulation hence with gel there are very minimal to no side effects.

Thanks and regards,
Dr. P. T. Patil, Urologist
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Are there any supplements to treat low DHT levels causing low libido?

Brief Answer: Can try Testosterone Gel Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for query. Based on the facts that you have posted you have been detected to have low DHT resulting into low sex drive and weak erection. Ideally it has not been proved scientifically that only low DHT can be be cause for low sex drive and even a man with low DHT can have normal sex drive . It can be also due to what is called as Performance anxiety . If you have tried testosterone replacement therapy but has to stop because of side effects I would suggest you to use Testosterone gel for application over shoulders and chest .This helps to increase Teststerone levels and have minimum side effects. Following measure will help you to boost up your confidence and getting good erection and have enjoyable sex. 1) Practice regular exercise for 45 minutes followed by meditation for 1/2 an hour in the morning. 2) Take high protein diet rich in vegetables and fruits and Vitamin A,C,D,E and Zinc 3)Take antioxidants like Almonds 5-6 everyday.. 4) Avoid alcohol and smoking.. You can also try taking Sildenafil (Viagra)one hour before planned sexual activities. Hope I have answered your query, please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you. Thanks and regards.