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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Lots . . .: First, understand there are no over-the-counter testosterone boosters. So if you take some dietary supplement that promises to boost your t, you'll lo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Monimal: It can cause lowering of HDL cholesterol, may worsen bone density if you're on it for over a year. If your testes are small, it may not work. Did you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience Family Medicine
Few if needed: The key is to only use if needed and get the right amount to replace a deficit. Too much can cause problems with the prostate, atrophy of the testicl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Several: There are three primary indicators for testosterone supplementation: low testosterone level on a blood test, a low free testosterone, and erectile dy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Helps balance estrog: Testosterone supplements helps balance estrogen excess if there is body weight issue. Testosterone levels usually decline in male after 40 yrs of age.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: Female sex drive (libido) is even more complicated than in men. Stress, in various forms, can decrease libido. Worry about money, job, family, etc, ca ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Long list: Good: libido, erections, muscle mass, better fat and Insulin metabolism, mood, energy. Bad: can elevate red cells too high, can cause increased pros ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Risky: Most experts are concerned about testosterone replacement in male breast cancer. For most men it is a hormone driven cancer. There is some conversion ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Safety: More and more reports suggest that chronic use of ppi's are not safe. H2 blockers like zantac and pepcid are probably safer. Pepcid is probably the mo ... Read More

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