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Does low testosterone in men affect the immune system?

Does low testosterone in men affect the immune system?

Not directly: Testosterone has little effect on the immune system directly. However, low testosterone can be associated with depression and that is associated with poor immune function. ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone in men. You say it is not small testes?

What causes low testosterone in men. You say it is not small testes?

Many causes: There are many causes for low testosterone. They include testicular atrophy (small testes that develop), testicular dysgenesis (a genetic illness), stress, diabetes, alcoholism, marijuana use- to mention a few. You should see your physician to sort this out. ...Read more

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How is high estrogen/low testosterone in men treated.

Need more info...: Without further info on the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of your related symptoms/concerns + physical exam + testing as need, it is hard to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. However, to do these correctly could not be that hard by following suggestions in articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. ...Read more

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How common is low testosterone in men?

How common is low testosterone in men?

Depends upon age: As we age, we tend to produce less & less testosterone. So the frequency of low testosterone increases w/age. However, the number isn't as important as how you feel. I wouldn't recommend checking levels just to prove a point. Rather I would consider checking if you were complaining of hypogonadal symptoms. Likewise, my goal would be your clinical improvement, not just a number. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Be careful: The word "Low T" is pushed very hard by the big pharmaceutical industry for money. Beware of that. In men, low testosterone results in erectile difficulty, osteoporosis (bone weakness) and weakness. Men normally have lower testosterone as they age. The range of normal is large:300-1000 ng/ml so you need to talk with your doctor if there is an issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen?

Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen?

Here are some. ..: Over the past 4-5 decades, I have never read or heard articles or discussions on the tale or concern of connecting cellulite with low-T &/or high-estrogen. But, I've been impressed with hereditary trend to cellulite. Nowadays, more young men have low-T than used to be due to increasing incidence of metabolic syndromes, obesity, drug overuse/abuse, stress, poor lifestyle, etc. So, test T if needed. ...Read more

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Please explain how letrazole helps men with low testosterone. Is this better than directly using a testosterone supplement?

Please explain how letrazole helps men with low testosterone. Is this better than directly using a testosterone supplement?

Letrazole: Is an aromatase inhibitor for women with breast cancer. It is not approved for use in men. There are isolated reports of it increasing testosterone in elderly men, but it has potential side effects. It is not for recreational use, but then either is testosterone. If you are truly testosterone deficient, talk w/your doctor, . ...Read more

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Do men with small testicles have low testosterone?

Do men with small testicles have low testosterone?

Not necessarily: There is large testicle size variation between men. Most men with small testicles have normal testosterone levels. Suggest you consult a urologist or endocrinologist if you are lacking energy, libido or have erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about low testosterone in young men?

Could you tell me about low testosterone in young men?

It depends how low: Testosterone in a young man of below 200 ng/dl would be low enough to consider taking testosterone by injection or through the skin but with higher testosterone leves treatment would not be beneficial. ...Read more

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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 are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

Many symptoms/signs: Asthenia, decreased "energy", loss of libido, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, poor muscle mass, difficulty in maintaining/increasing muscle mass, lack (failure to develop) a normal male hair distribution, decreased facial hair, . ......... But many of these things overlap with other conditions.
See your doctor; it's easily tested...... ...Read more

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Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will I be normal again ever?

Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more

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How typical is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

How typical is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

More than ever. ..: The prevalence of low testosterone has progressively arisen due to the commonplace of metabolic syndrome (DM, high BP, obesity, high cholesterol), poor lifestyle with drugs, alcohol, & smoking, overuse of narcotic pain medication, anti-depressants, environmental toxins, etc., which are all contributed to testosterone suppression. So, it's reasonable to test T-level for a man with low energy.... ...Read more

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How prevalent is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

How prevalent is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

Prevalence low Testo: The prevalence of low testosterone at age 30 in men is very low. The prevelance rises to moderate by age 50. Many 50-ish year old men are benefitted by testosterone supplement; only given if lab data confirms the presence of low t. After 50 the prevalence rises gradually through the decades. ...Read more

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Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Not only T: testosterone is part of it. Makes man active, leaders often and looking forward to work or create. Women do too, but depression is more likely for many reasons., not only lower T. ...Read more

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Do testosterone replacement meds only help with sex drive or are there other medically necessary reasons to correct low testosterone in aging men?

Low testosterone: Low testosterone in aging men can cause many side effects including decreased libido, muscle mass, strength, bone density, mood and fatigue. Replacement, however, has very worrisome side effects with increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and cancer. It would be important to weigh these risks along with any potential benefits with your physician before deciding how best to proceed. ...Read more

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Good day. Should I buy a zinc supplement, or one a day (for men). I feel I suffer from low libido and low testosterone?

Good day. Should I buy a zinc supplement, or one a day (for men). I feel I suffer from low libido and low testosterone?

Low libido: The only way to know for sure is to see your doc and have your hormones tested. Low sex drive can be hormonal, vascular, or from depression. Then you can supplement w/the appropriate supplement under professional guidance. W/out that you may cause harm. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does low testosterone make a 62 ur. Old black man with diabetes feel?

Fatigued, impotent: Could produce fatigue, impotence, lack of libido. Check total and free testostosterone and lh and fsh in serum. ...Read more

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How can low testosterone levels affect a man's livelihood?

How can low testosterone levels affect a man's livelihood?

Another tricky Q: By livelihood I assume you mean salary or some productivity measure at work. Earlier this year, my cousin pointed out that wall street traders were looking for t supplementation to boost their performance (http://bit. Ly/xqjexf). A few years ago, a study purportedly demonstrated that t affects risk taking behavior in wall street traders. In sum, low t might decrease (work) performance. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for low testosterone in a 40 year old man?

Find the cause: And then if it is not correctable, treat with testosterone -- preferably a transdermal gel preparation. They are safest and most effective therapy. ...Read more

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Is safe clomid (clomiphene) for long term use for low testosterone at baseline for 50 years old man and what dose well bi good and safe?

Is safe clomid (clomiphene) for long term use for low testosterone at baseline for 50 years old man and what dose well bi good and safe?

Variable dose: The clomid (clomiphene) has been used in men but ihere is no dose recommendations from the manufacturer. The use is off label. Different specialists use it differently. I have used three times per week. You should read all the details about it before using. ...Read more

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What can cause a man to have low testosterone? Can it be replenished?

What can cause a man to have low testosterone? Can it be replenished?

LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for low testosterone levels in 70yo man?

Is there treatment for low testosterone levels in 70yo man?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: As long as appropriate screening for latent prostate cancer is performed, then older men can safely take it if they need it. Interestingly, there are new studies that suggest safety in localized cancer w/low gleason scores during active monitoring but this should definitely be discussed w/your uro-oncologist. But final answer is yes, men of any age w/low t can be treated safely w/benefit. ...Read more

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Witch more safe for low testosterone at man 49 years old androgel or clomid (clomiphene)?

Unknown: There are no good long term studies looking at the safety of testosterone or clomiphene in men. However, clomiphene works in a more "natural" way to increase testosterone levels, and therefore may be safer. You should always do multiple baseline tests for testosterone, and have clear cut symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency before starting either medication. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? (he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet).

Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? (he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet).

Indirectly: Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms, including irritability, depression, poor sleep, loss of vitality, to name a few. All of these can contribute to underlining anxiety. In this way, low testosterone can contribute to and or influence the development of panic attack. It's an indirect contribution rather than a direct cause. ...Read more

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I'm a 32 year old man w symptoms of low testosterone. Doctor ran blood tests and I scored 468 ng/dl and 11.6 pg/ml. Is this extremely low for my age?

Possibly.: Your levels are 468 ng/dl and 11.6 pg/ml. The first is normal, but the second, or free testosterone is low (normal ranges 270-1070 ng/dl (9-38 nmol/l) for total and 50-210 pg/ml (174-729 pmol/l) for free testosterone). This can be for many reasons, from obesity to alcoholism to liver disease, but it would explain your low testosterone symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 23, struggle to grow facial hair, I have a small penis, and I have large man boobs. Does all of this relate to low testosterone?

Low hormone issue: This could be an abnormality in the production of male hormones. See your primary care physician for an initial history and physical. Your doc may order lab tests and send you to see a specialist (endocrinology). ...Read more

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