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Does Low Testosterone Cause Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Minor mystery: And a very good question. The strongest epidemiologic link between acne and diet implicates milk / dairy rather than chocolate. This predates the flap about injecting cattle with hormones. Actually, nobody knows why. If it was really the Estrogens in milk / dairy, men who drink a lot of milk would get gynecomastia and everybody would know this, and that doesn't happen. Hope you're successfully rxd. ...Read more
No: We cannot directly measure serotonin (5HT) levels in the brain, and peripheral 5HT levels have zero correlation wiht brain levels. We can only infer brain 5HT from metabolites in the CSF (fluid in brain). Nausea has many causes and contributors. Please seek care with a doctor who knows you well, and try to get some relief after carefull assessment. ...Read more
Doubtful: Low testosterone is associated w/loss of sex drive & libido, plus erectile dysfunction as well as gain in fat, loss of muscle, depression, anxiety, loss of cognitive function & more. Low t is not typically associated w/excess hunger although poorly controlled diabetes might lead to hunger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Per the literature, there is currently no obvious link between low testosterone levels and restless legs syndrome (rls). Rls is linked to low peripheral ferritin and Dopamine levels. If you are experiencing symptoms of rls, it is recommended you consult a sleep medicine specialist to evaluate and treat it. Hope that answers your question! ...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
Yes.: Testosterone levels are directly correlated with the production of body oils, ie. Sebum. This is the substance that leaves "fingerprints." did you know that babies leave virtually no fingerprints, and a man's will last longer on a surface than a female? With lower oil production, bacteria that produce body odor have less to break down into acrid odor. Yes, you will perspire less! ...Read more
Probably not: There is no one to one relationshp. ...Read more
Depends on level: Low potassium can cause muscle pain, cramps, weakness, paralysis, and even heart rhythm disturbance. Low glucose can cause a variety of symptoms including shakiness, sweating, palpitation, and most concerning brain dysfunction, e.g. Confusion and even seizure. Above are not complete lists. Extent of symptoms are in part related to severity of drop in levels. ...Read more
Yes. : The thyroid hormone is a permissive hormone that stimulates metabolic and catabolic cycles in your body. Hyperthyroidism subsequently enhances these cycles causing insomnia, heat intolerance, anxiety, chest palpitation, and possible low grade fever, etc. Now, all these symptoms can be controlled by medication. I recommend that you see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
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