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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 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?

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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