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Does Crying Decrease Testosterone Levels
Not likely to change: There is a use it or lose it issue that seems to happen, if you totally abstain from sexual activity, you may lose interest, but that is not necessarily the same as lowering your testosterone. Even if abstinence could raises low testosterone levels (which i don't think it can) it would surely seem counter productive! we have much better ways to fix low testosterone. ...Read more
No : Depends on your body and the pill, the lower dose pill you take, the better for u, the pill will increase your sex binding hormone so it is good for pts with increased hair or acne assuming the testosterone level is not abnormally high, i can evaluate u or answer ?S if you want to driveto coral springs where my office is located. ...Read more
Does sperm count affect testosterone levels? If so, would this mean that ejaculation lowers testosterone levels?
Testosterone & sperm: Neither sperm production or ejaculation have any effect on testosterone levels. Testosterone is produced by Leydig cells in tour testes. Sperm are produced by different cells known as spermatogonia. Testosterone, together with other hormones have an effect on sperm production, but not other way around. ...Read more
Depends: On why it is high. Have your doctor that did the test explain why it is high. ...Read more
Yes: In women dhea peaks after the 20s and slowly declines. In premenopausal women dhea is made 50/50 in the ovary and adrenal glands. Blood levels measure contributions from both. But there is a wide overlap of "normal" values at different times of day as well as at different ages and sexes. ...Read more
Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone?
Spironolactone: 26F NY asks: Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone? ANS: complex: decrease T production by testis, increases T conversion to E2 so more estrogen and displaces T from SHBG. Binds with T receptors thus acting like anti T. I specialize in BP and diet and drug RX. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Alcohol lowers T: Check out http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-4/282-287.htm for more indepth info on how alcohol consumption lowers testosterone production. That's not to say that you can't have a drink every now & then. But just as w/Goldilocks, excess alcohol consumption isn't good for you. ...Read more
Does masterbating affect muscle growth ? Does it decrease testosterone level ? In how time does the lowered testosterone level become normal ?
Masturbation is: normal, healthy, and natural. It does not cause any negative effects on your muscles or testosterone levels. In fact, boys who masturbate a lot may have elevated testosterone levels. You are likely feeling guilty about this due to social pressures. Don't worry about what others tell you about this private matter. Chances are the people who are telling you to stop are doing it also. ...Read more
What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits
Feminizing hormones: 38 M from PA asks" what does feminizing hormones mean". Have you ever heard of Google? Give this a try. In short they make a man into a woman-but mostly makes boobs get bigger and hurt and Increase risk of blood clots.. Need more information including picture and what you are taking. Happy to consult. ...Read more
Does fat disturbution affect estrogen level i mean if exercise change my fat disturbtion will that affect estrogen level
Sits on T receptor: Flutamide sits on testosterone receptor but w/o stimulating any testosterone-like function. Because testosterone can't get to receptor, there's no testosterone function. In reality Flutamide doesn't so much reduce testosterone level as much as it reduces testosterone function. Flutamide has since been replaced by Bicalutamide & Nilutamide w/better side effect profiles. ...Read more
How does Clomid (clomiphene) increase testosterone? And how does hCG iinjections help increase testosterone?
Probably by blocking: Clomifene probably blocks the natural feedback look from testosterone to the hypothalamus, so that the hypothalamus in the brain "thinks" there is not enough testosterone. The hypothalamus then secretes more "releasing hormone" to tell the testes to make more testosterone. Injections of HCG tell the leydig cells in the testicles to make more testosterone. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is male breast enlargement. If a man is obese, the best way to reduce breast size is to lose weight. If normal bmi, consider seeing an endocrinologist or urologist. In addition to t level, estrogen can be checked and blocked with medication. Added benefit is improved efficency of testosterone supplementation. Low dose breast radiation can also be used to reduce breast size. ...Read more
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