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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Androderm (Overview)

Androderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What do men prefer, androderm (testosterone) vs testoderm?

What do men prefer, androderm (testosterone) vs testoderm?

Moot point in US: Testoderm is no longer available in the us. Besides androderm, options include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable testosterone. Decision is personal one & depends upon cost (formulary), tolerance for injections/implants/buccal patch, tendency to develop adhesive dermatitis, risk of transference to loved ones, etc. If fertility is an issue, avoid all these products. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
812 doctors shared insights

Androderm (Overview)

Androderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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If you're female and have high testosterone levels what exactly happens to your body?

If you're female and have high testosterone levels what exactly happens to your body?

Androgen effects: Male-pattern hair growth (facial hair), acne and male-pattern hair loss. Also, unpredictable and irregular menses. Fertility problems. Insulin resistance (elevated blood sugars) and diabetes. Easy weight gain, and often women with this problem have a lot of trouble losing weight despite stringent efforts with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Go to a credible doctor who knows the risks of testosterone and regularly monitors you. ...See more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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When do you notice effect of androderm (testosterone) patch?

Days to weeks: All testosterone replacement products get into your system pretty quickly so you should start noticing something shortly. With that said, it also depends upon how low you were to start and how large a dose/patch you're given/taking. In other words, there's less noticeable change going from b+ to a- as compared to moving from d- or even f to an strong b grade. But that's also dose dependent. ...Read more

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If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

Why the concern?: Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be excessive. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, you may have elevated estrogen. If you notice breast enlargement on therapy, have your physician check an Estradiol level, and if elevated, consider Letrozole or arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Male with low energy in middle age? Your doctor may check your testosterone - after your heart! ...See more

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If i start using a prescribed testosterone supplement will it cause my body to stop producing its own testosterone?

If i start using a prescribed testosterone supplement will it cause my body to stop producing  its own testosterone?

Yes: As with many biological systems, the end-product (testosterone) signals the system to make less of itself. This is known as negative feedback. With testosterone, the down-regulation of your own testosterone production may eventually recover after stopping use of supplemental testosterone. ...Read more

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How do I use androderm (testosterone). Can it get wet?

How do I use androderm (testosterone). Can it get wet?

As directed. Yes!: Go to http://www.Androderm.Com/p/what_is_androderm (testosterone)/how_use.Asp for directions on how to use androderm (testosterone). Your pharmacist can give you live info and the manufacturer also has a toll-free number on website. You can get it wet as long as you wait at least 3hrs after application per website: "androderm (testosterone)® does not need to be removed during sex or while you take a shower or bath.". ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Statins that lower total cholesterol can cause low testosterone. Ask your doc! ...See more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

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