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how can i lower my testosterone?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see ur family doc: Are you a male or female? For what purpose do you want to lower your testosterone? For men w/prostate cancer, chemotherapy is an option to lower T but not w/o increasing heart disease risk. For women w/polycystic ovarian syndrome or hirsutism, we often prescribe off-label spironolactone for its anti-androgen effect. Regardless, you need to chat w/your family doc to determine what's best for you.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Exercise ; Age: Increasing age will take care of that for you. However the military has for years used an increase amount of exercise to take care to the exuberance that you are going through.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can hypogonadal symptoms be present even if the testosterone level is in the normal range or above?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Even though the total testosterone (t) level is "normal", one can still exhibit symptoms or low t. This is because t is bound to proteins and a certain percentage is freely circulating in the blood stream. Only a certain amount of t is active and able to have an effect on the body. This can be easily detected through a simple blood test in addition to a total t level.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Are there natural ways to lower my testosterone level?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Get fat & diabetes: Sorry, not trying to be flippant but it's a bit of a chicken & egg question. Regardless of sex, we've linked obesity to lower t. Diabetes is also linked to low t. Recent study showed that exercising & eating right led to weight loss & boost in t. So if you want to naturally lower yours, do the opposite. But as far as taking a supplement, i'm not aware of any, although some prescription meds help.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Think I might have lower testosterone level. Could this be diagnosed?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Measuring total and: Free T before (9:30 am).
A 31-year-old member asked:

How is it possible to measure your testosterone level?

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Dr. Howard Tay
Urology 31 years experience
Testosterone : Your testosterone level can be measured by a simple blood test. The test should be drawn during the early morning before 10 am because that is when the testosterone level is at its highest during the day. Many physician will order both a free and total testosterone. The free testosterone is often seen as a more accurate measurement of your testosterone level. www.peedoc.com @drhtay.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can a high level of cortisol lower testosterone?

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Dr. DeWayde Perry
Integrative Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: The exact mechanism is not known, but high cortisol levels as a result of chronic or transient stress may indeed lower one's testosterone level. One way to naturally increase your testosterone level is to lower your stress through adequate sleep, relaxation, meditation, etc.

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