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Androderm Allergy In Children
My husband is struggling staying erected during sex... He's only taking allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies and an over-the-counter testosterone booster. He's 43.
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?
Yes: A low testosterone level can be a casue of male infertility. If you and your partner are dealing with infertility, you should should both be working with infertility specialists who will be looking at both female and male factors. If you have a low testosterone level, testosterone replacement will not help with fertility. ...Read more
When testosterone therapy, is a man's ability to have children diminished, No? A lot? Some? Not at all?
Male. Don't want children. Don't want vasectomy. I heard HRT can make you sterile? True? Will all men sterile from testosterone replacement? How fast?
Testosterone decreases1.5-1.8% every year after age 40. It's not just about sex and sex drive!
testosterone is important in many areas including bone health, energy level, Insulin resistance and depression among many other areas. There have been studies linking low testosterone with increased risk of all cause mortality. ...Read more
As directed by doc!: Typically, Androderm (testosterone) is applied daily to dry clean portion of back or shoulder. You can also apply to upper arms, upper thighs & even abdomen. You should use a different site each day. Check out http://www. Androderm (testosterone).Com/p/what_is_androderm/how_apply. Asp for more info from manufacturer. ...Read more
Probably none: If you're asking about "cycling" testosterone, it probably means you're taking it without a medical indication or doctor's prescription. If that's true, you shouldn't be taking it at all. It won't help you and has multiple dangerous potential side effects. If, on the other hand, you're taking it appropriately on prescription, it is daily without cycling. ...Read more
No, . ..: No known natural supplement can help increase T-level but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession although so constantly & commercially touted online. Men's T starts its annual decline of 1-1.5% usually after 30. T's normal range is about 300-1000 ng/dl. But, nowadays, its earlier decline than it used to be has been common resulting from more men with poor lifestyle, drug abuse... ...Read more
Main male hormone: All hormones created by the body start off as cholesterol. Using enzymes, your body goes through steps to convert the cholesterol into testosterone, estrogen, and many other hormones. Testosterone is responsible for libido, and aids in building muscle and strength. Too much causes acne, hair loss, rage, and many other issues. Synthetic forms of testosterone are available to treat low levels. ...Read more
Hard work: Lifting heavy weights using large muscle groups can temporarily increase t. Recent abstract announced at aua meeting suggests that exercise (enough to lose weight) can decrease risk of hypogonadism or low t. Average t incr'd by 15-20% in this study of obese men. Plan to stay away from dietary supplements. No peer-reviewed published data supports use of any dietary supplement to boost t. ...Read more
Testosterone supplem: Testosterone is a normal hormone, of course. Elevating your testosterone artificially will lead to testicular atrophy, can be liver toxic, can heighten rage and anger and bullying, can lead to oily skin and acne, can change hair pattern and presence, yes can enlarge muscles that are exercised with overload strategies, but can increase belly fat in those who do not exercise enough or properly. ...Read more
20s: Testosterone starts spiking in our teens and maxes out in our 20s. Then it begins an inexorable 1% per year drop, typically starting in our 30s. You're not likely to feel anything unless/until you lose a significant amount since the year-to-year decline is so small, unlike women going thru menopause. ...Read more
Liver disease risk: Most pills need to pass through liver before going to do what they're supposed to do. This is called the "first pass" effect. "Natural" testosterone would be completely destroyed by the liver so testosterone pills have chemically altered testosterone to get by the liver to do what you expect of T pills. However, it's hard on liver and these pills increase risk of liver damage. Don't take T pills. ...Read more
Testosterone: There is no such diagnosis unless one is taking supplemental hormones. Please re-ask the question with the symptoms you are most concerned about. Or at least explain what you mean by 'testosterone excess'. ...Read more
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Yes, you can overdose from too much testosterone. However, that amount varies from person to person depending upon metabolism & sensitivity. You'll know that you've taken too much b/c your mood changes for the worse, you develop oily skin and/or acne, you lose hair, your prostate enlarges (you have difficutly peeing), and/or develop male breasts. Also bp, HDL & h/h change for worse & incr mi risk. ...Read more
16yo or 37yo?: You're listed as 37yo but you're asking as if 16yo. At 16yo, Testosterone helps you gain your secondary sexual characteristics and develop physically & sexually into an adult male. At 37yo, T maintains your physical, sexual & emotional well-being. Current studies link low T w/bad outcomes but there are risks associated w/testosterone replacement therapy such that you need to chat w/your family doc ...Read more
Rocky Mtn Oyster:
The foods that are rich in animal forms of testosterone are, alas, the ones that seem the least appetizing: the testicles. While lamb fries and rocky mountain oysters are enjoyed by many, eating testicles does not meaningfully help raise the consumer's t.
Some date supports eating real oysters, for the zinc in them seems to boost t and libido. Exercise, limited alcohol and healthy diet are key. ...Read more
No!: You should not be taking such substances without a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more