A 33-year-old member asked:
how can i raise my testosterone level up to a normal range?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Why is it low?: Before you can fix it, you need to diagnose it. Either your testicles aren't working or your brain is not asking your testicles to work. There is medication for all of that. Time to call your family doctor. If you family doctor does not know how to help you, then ask for the name of another doctor that can help you.
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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?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
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.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 50-year-old member asked:
What are the benefits of testosterone treatments?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
GREAT: If you are testosterone deficient you will see improved energy, stamina, increased muscle mass, weight reduction. Improved performance and stamina in the bedroom. One risk to watch for is it can make prostate cancer go wild so make sure you get your psa and digital rectal exam to insure this is not present.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
What is considered a normal testosterone level for a 42 yo ?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Urology 32 years experience
Hypogonadism: There is quite a large range, and labs use different terms, but typically 400-600. There is daily and diurnal variation as well.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
How to increase my testosterone and get bigger faster?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Hard work!: Strenuous intense exercise involving major muscle groups has been shown to temporarily increase testosterone levels. But there's no dietary supplement to do so if you're already low. If you want kids, you can try injectable HCG or oral Clomiphene to stimulate testicular production of both t & sperm. Otherwise, you need replacement t (after labs demonstrate low t).
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
How is it possible to measure your testosterone level?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 30, 2013
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