Medications that Could Cause Low Testosterone in Men

Posted On November 17, 2019

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Males are in need of testosterone a hormone that is necessary for building muscles, helping with bone growth, proper sexual function, maintaining healthy levels of red blood cells and making sure the mind stays well.

Inadequate levels of this hormone can happen and occurs due to illness, but prescription and over the counter medications can also cause testosterone levels to drop too.

Some of those medications are:

Statins

Statins are groups of medications that are supposed to help with treating cardiovascular diseases, but studies find that instead they cause low testosterone.

Anytime testosterone levels are too low, the risk for cardiovascular issues begins to rise.

This is because testosterone is necessary for preventing males from having severe heart issues.

Opiodis

When patients are suffering from severe pain, doctors often prescribe opioids.

Opioids are also in most cough medicines you find over the counter too.

Using any medication with opiodis in them causes low testosterone because they over excite the dopamine receptors in the brain which produces excess amounts of dopamine if they are taken on a regular basis.

Worst of all, opiodis are a highly addictive and should only be taken when absolutely necessary.

Cidemetidine 

Digestive issues can affect anyone.  Unfortunately, when adults suffer from digestive issues such as heartburn, bloating and excessive gas cidemetidine is recommended.

This particular medication acts as an anti-androgen and is capable of dramatically lowering testosterone levels.

Natural ways to treat digestive issues are with ginger root, chamomile and peppermint.

Beta Blockers

When a patient is suffering from hypersensitivity, high blood pressure, panic and anxiety attacks and high stress levels beta-blockers are useful for easing those disorders away.

Unfortunately, the same drugs cause low testosterone levels causing poor sexual performance in men.

Sulfonylurea

Type 2 diabetes is often treated with sulfonylureas, but sadly, this medication causes hypothyroidism.

When anyone suffers from hypothyroidism most of the time a lower level of testosterone hormone also occurs.

Sadly, sulfonylurea is a medication that kills people too so it should be avoided all together.

Antipsychotics 

Groups of medications prescribed to patients suffering from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are antipsychotics.

These medications decrease testosterone levels by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain.

Taking any medications from this group for long periods can cause permanent hormone imbalance in males.

Healthier ways to improve mental function is by exercising, sleeping well and eating a well-balance diet consisting of whole foods.

When the body is well nourished and rested the mind functions, the way it supposed to, or at least the best it is able to without any mental disorder.

Anti-fungal 

When fungal infections occur antifungal medications are useful for treating them.

Using antifungal medicines often leads to increased levels of estrogen ad lover levels of testosterone.

Antifungal medications have the ability to cause an imbalance in male hormones as well and that can cause poor sexual function.

Better ways to naturally treat fungal infections of the skin is with the use of sea salt and fresh air and sunlight.

This is because fungus will only grow in moist places so exposure to warm sunlight will help keep moisture from occurring.

It goes for using salts as well since salts help draw moisture out and has natural anti-fungal properties that cause fungus to stop growing.

End Thoughts

Other medications to avoid when trying to increase testosterone levels are tranquilizers, antidepressants, oxycodone, chemotherapy drugs, antihistamines, asthma inhalers and steroids.

Again, eating a well-balance diet, getting plenty of sleep and exercising daily helps keep male hormones in check too.

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Written by Elise Wheeler

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