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Does Low Male Hormone Prevent Fast Recovery From Sport Related Injuries
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Will i gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean i will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?
That : That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
Probably not...: Male testosterone production begins to decrease at approximately age 30, by about 1 to 3 % per year. Unless you are a chronically ill patient. as in an HIV positive patient, a cancer patient, a patient that is prescribed narcotics for chronic pain, hopefully under the care of a pain management specialist, you should not need testosterone augmentation at age 30. Roid abuse as a youth can be a item. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What age is it legal to get female to male hormone therapy? also, do these hormones have any negative side affects?
Age of consent: Age of consent for sexual activity varies from state to state in US from 16 to 18 . If you are contemplating gender assignment ( Sex Change surgery ) more to it. You have to see a doctor under go battery of psychological tests Yes these hormones will have ' negative side effects ' including predisposing to cancers. Speak to you doctor ...Read more
I have a over active male hormone so my body hair stands out a lot and it takes to long to shave.. Is there a cheep what to stop it growing?
Why do you ask?: At age 25, most men have all the testosterone they need and more won't change things. If you are truly deficient, your physician can document this and replace it, "vitamin" scams won't help. Your body hair / beard are genetic. If you are having weak erections even with people / images that turn you on, your physician must rule out prolactinoma, hemochromatosis, other entities. Stay proactive. ...Read more
Yes: The first thing to determine is what is causing the elevation in male hormone levels. Occasionally it can be congenital or caused by a mass in the adrenal glands. Assuming it is due to polycystic ovary syndrome, weight loss often helps. In addition, birth control can help. Finally, spironolactone (a weak blood pressure medication which happens to block testosterone) can lower levels. ...Read more
Being a Man: There is no disease in an 18 year old male that would have 'high' male hormone. There is no medical reason to 'lower' male hormone in a young 18 year old male. Now if you are transgendered then let's have that discussion. But, do not take anything to mess with your hormones unless you are under the care of a medical expert! please please please pay attention to this very good advice. ...Read more