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What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

Labs: Polycystic Ovary Syndromne and adrenal disorders can cause this. Follow up with yur doctor to figure this out or schedule a virtual consult ...Read more

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Causes of low testosterone?

Causes of low testosterone?

Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

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

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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?

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

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What causes low libido?Excessive masturbation?Or any other cause?Is low testosterone treatable?

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 more

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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 more

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What causes low testosterone?

Multiple: Aging, Trauma to testes Testicular atrophy, Adrenal disease And more hormonal or chemical,problems. ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone in adults?

What causes low testosterone in adults?

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

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What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

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 more

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What causes low testosterone in a 66 year old male?

Common problem: A very common problem I am rapidly learning. A few causes like pituitary tumor s easily DX on lab work. Repercussions come to treat or not treat. Increased risk for fatigue and depression. ...Read more

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Too much running 2 km daily cause low testosterone?

Too much running 2 km daily cause low testosterone?

Seems unlikely: While exercise can indeed cause abnormal hormonal levels, it is hard to imagine that 2k a day being enough to cause any real change in your testosterone level. I would seek advice from a physician to look into other causes of lowered testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Can being sick cause low testosterone? Help please?

Low T w/sickness: Low testosterone is not generally cuased by "sickness" it may be associated with a longstanding chronic illness. Otherwise there is no evidence to suggest a relationship. ...Read more

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Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Estrogen: Yes. Of course. Fat cells make excess estrogens. Estrogens block testosterone production. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes low testosterone levels?

Decreased: Production by primary testis problem or lack of stimulation of testis by pituitary, but also commonly related to obesity and depression. ...Read more

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