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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern.
Answered on Jul 11, 2012
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
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Sorry - CORRECTION - Traumatic brain injury is now a major concern for pituitary damage leading to low GH & T.
Apr 28, 2012

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