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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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Can low testosterone level cause anhedonia? What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?

Can low testosterone level cause anhedonia? What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?

Yes: There are lists of common symptoms you can check online, but there are also more subtle things like what you mention. Less tolerance for pain is another. But the best idea is to have lab work and discuss possible supplemental Tx w/ your Dr. There are some risks but if it can help - that's be great! Good luck finding help. ...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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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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Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

No: No. If you have Kallman syndrome, you can have both loss of smell and low testosterone but low testosterone does not cause loss of smell ...Read more

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Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Need to see your : Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss. ...Read more

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Is low shbg in males independent of low testosterone? Can both low shbg and low testosterone derive from the same underlying cause?

Is low shbg in males independent of low testosterone? Can both low shbg and low testosterone derive from the same underlying cause?

Sex Hormone Binding: Globulin (SHBG) is a protein derived from the liver. Having a medical condition that causes low SHBG can decrease a patient's Total Testosterone level, but their Free Testosterone (Biologically Active) should remain normal. Patients can have an illness that causes low SHBG that also makes them ill enough to cause decreased Testosterone production. Any illness can decrease LH and Testosterone. ...Read more

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What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

What causes high prolactin and cortisol levels?

Varies: Prolactin is elevated naturally in pregnancy and breastfeeding; if neither apply to you and it is markedly elevated, it may be a prolactinoma. See your doctor for further evaluation. Cortisol elevation can be anything that stresses your body. There are disease states with excessive cortisol production, but these are less likely. Again, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a high level of cortisol lower testosterone?

Yes: The exact mechanism is not known, but high cortisol levels as a result of chronic or transient stress may indeed lower one's testosterone level. One way to naturally increase your testosterone level is to lower your stress through adequate sleep, relaxation, meditation, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

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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 high levels of iron in body?

What causes high levels of iron in body?

Depends: 1 excess intake 2 hemochromatosis, a condition leading to accumulation of iron. Treated with medications and phlebotomy, or periodic removal of blood. ...Read more

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Can low level of testosterone cause acne ?

Can low level of testosterone cause acne ?

Not likely: Usually, the opposite; testosterone surges, as in puberty, can increase your incidence of acne. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause high androstenedione and normal testosterone levels?

Can pcos cause high androstenedione and normal testosterone levels?

Yes, but: Testosterone levels frequently normal but free testosterone is elevated because of a lower percent of testosterone being bound to sex hormone binding globulin! ...Read more

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Causes of high estrogens and fsh?

Causes of high estrogens and fsh?

Several things: Estrogens are often elevated due to ovarian cysts or can be naturally elevated at midcyle. Fsh elevations are usually due to diminished ovarian reserve, meaning the eggs are becoming depleted, though fsh can also be elevated at midcycle. Tumors can cause these hormones to be elevated but that is very rare. ...Read more

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Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Methyldopa can cause high level of prolactin?

Yes: One of the possible side effects of Methyldopa is that it can increase prolactin levels, leading to breast enlargement in men and women as well as affecting women's period cycles. ...Read more

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Does a low level of low male hormones means low level of sperm counts?

Does a low level of low male hormones means low level of sperm counts?

Could be: The only way to know is to check the sperm count. Not everyone with low male hormones has a lw sperm count. ...Read more

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What causes high testosterone in women?

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What causes high testosterone in women?

Many possibilities: If you're worried about having too much t in a woman, go see your family doc to look for polycystic ovarian syndrome, cushing's, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ovarian/adreanl tumors, and even some medications. Women can also get too much t from their male partners who take transdermal or topical t to treat their andropause. So make sure your partner's t dries long enough before you touch him! ...Read more

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Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Could low prolactin levels in a male cause his testosterone levels to be too high? (since high prolactin causes low t)

Prolactin: At high levels may suppress testosterone but the opposite relation has not be observed. However, low prolactin may be associated with orgasm problems and depression. ...Read more

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