Can You Boost Low Testosterone Naturally?
5. Review Your Medications.
Some medicines can cause a drop in your testosterone level, Matsumoto says. These include:
- Opioid drugs such as fentanyl, MS Contin, and OxyContin
- Glucocorticoid drugs such as prednisone
- Anabolic steroids used for building muscles and improving athletic performance
You shouldn’t stop taking any of your medications. If you're concerned about your testosterone level, discuss your medications with your doctor to make sure they're not the problem and to make adjustments to your treatment if needed.
6. Forget the Supplements.
Finally, although you're likely to encounter online ads for testosterone-boosting supplements, you aren't likely to find any that will do much good.
Your body naturally makes a hormone called DHEA that it can convert to testosterone. DHEA is also available in supplement form. But neither Miner nor Matsumoto advise using DHEA supplements since, they say, they will do little to actually raise your testosterone.
Miner has done consulting work for Merck.