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Causes Of Low Testosterone
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Many causes: Any problem in the testosterone pathway from the brain to the pituitary to the testicle can lead to low testosterone levels. Levels decline as you get older, but not to below normal levels. Medication, trauma, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, toxins can all lead to low t levels. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Please list the specific tests for finding the causes of low testosterone. Why don't doctors look first for the cause before administering thw cure?
Low testosterone: Also known as hypogonadism, this condition is diagnosed by blood tests to check hormone levels, and should be done first thing in the morning. In my own practice, I do not and would not administer testosterone replacement therapy without first confirming the diagnosis with lab tests. You may wish to obtain a second opinion if you uncertain about your management. ...Read more
I am 29 years old male.My fsh, lh, prolactin levels are all normal but my testosterone is low .What may be the causes for low testosterone?
Mood changes, can't concentrate and i get sleepy when i read, bad memory even with a good night sleep. Could this be the cause of low testosterone?Thx
Low libido: SyedM760 ~ low libido is caused by many things. Idiopathic~ just the way you are.depression, anxiety, stress, early adolescent imprinting, mis-directed or understood sexuality, religion and so on. NOT excessive masturbation! This just gives you friction burns/rash on your penis. LOW Testosterone can cause low libido, but in investigating low libido this is probably least often the cause. cont. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause of low testosterone , high am cortisol and high prolactin ? Symptoms include : muscle & joint weakness & injured frequently , no sex drive , tired , mild depression
Many: High prolactin could be a pituitary tumor or caused by medications like mood stabilizers. High cortisol could be stress, or cushings, low t could be due to prolactinoma, stress, etc. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you do appropriate testing to figure this out. Alternatively a local endocrinologist should be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age: Low hormones comes from aging. The degenerative process starts at 30 when everyone loses about 1-3% of hormones per year. This can be expedited by poor lifestyle: too much drinking, drugs/pain pills, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, chronic diseases, trauma and poor diet. Change your lifestyle to improve your health. ...Read more
Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the use of methadone or opiates under dr supervision cause low testosterone in men? Or is it possible? Self pay. Expensive test?
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