► What is the purpose of taking an estrogen blocker and / or HCG?
When taken correctly, Testosterone Therapy Treatment can have significant effects on your mental, physical and emotional health. Some males can take testosterone by itself with very few side effects. Others have to take it in conjunction with an estrogen blocker and / or HCG. When testosterone is taken and enters the bloodstream, it is converted to estradiol (which is a precursor for the female hormone, estrogen). Taking testosterone may elevate estrogen levels hence, a doctor may prescribe an estrogen blocker to lower the level of circulating estradiol for an individual.
On the other hand, when a male is taking testosterone, his body may think he may not need to make his own supply of the hormone anymore, hence his testes may shrink and this can often lead to fertility problems. HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is the medication that is typically administered to prevent testicular shrinkage and maintain natural production. Only your doctor can decide which treatment plan is best suited for you.