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Testosterone (Definition)

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Does masterbating affect muscle growth? Does it decrease testosterone level? In how time does the lowered testosterone level become normal?

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

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Can masturbation (whether excessive or normal) affect testosterone level in body?

Can masturbation (whether excessive or normal) affect testosterone level in body?

No: It's "excessive" when you're missing school / work / appointments / parties. Serum testosterone's perhaps low if you're not getting good erections appropriate to your age, and your male hair is falling out. If this is happening, it's not because you're masturbating. Folks who want to control you will tell you that harmless, healthy things are dangerous. Just laugh at these people. ...Read more

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Does masturbation has any positive effect on testosterone level. Is there any other relation between these two?

Does masturbation has any positive effect on testosterone level. Is there any other relation between these two?

No effects: Masturbation does not affect hormone levels in any way. Remember, sex is like bridge. If you don't have a good partner, than you need a great hand......... ...Read more

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Is safe to masturbate after workout? I just do a research on the web, some of them say it may effect your testosterone level...?

Is safe to masturbate after workout? I just do a research on the web, some of them say it may effect your testosterone level...?

See answer: Though other things may rise or fall, ejaculation, either via sexual activity or masturbation, will not affect one's testosterone level (s). A single bout of short and intensive aerobic and anaerobic exercise usually increases serum testosterone level. Prolonged moderate to intense exercise (> 2 hours) leads to an initial increase followed by a decline to or below the baseline levels. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for excessive masturbation and excessively high testosterone levels in my body. ... It drives me crazy!

What could be the cause for excessive masturbation and excessively high testosterone levels in my body. ... It drives me crazy!

What's happening?: Most of us men are maxed out on testosterone between the ages of 13 and 96. Enjoying your body is natural and healthy, but if it's become compulsive or something you can't take time away from, the problem's not testosterone but in your wiring and maybe fuzzy thinking -- happens to the best of us. Talk with your physician about meds/or and some talk therapy -- you'd be doing yourself a huge favor. ...Read more

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Does abstaining from sexual intercourse and masturbation be helpful regarding bodybuilding and testosterone levels?

Re: Abstaining: Abstaining from sexual intercourse will prevent you from contracting an std, but will have either no infuence or an insignificant influence upon your mean daily testosterone level.

Staying health & fit should benefit you greatly. ...Read more

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Could a higher level of cortisol lower testosterone levels?

Could a higher level of cortisol lower testosterone levels?

Hormone regulation: Simple answer: not really, but it depends on what else is going on. Cortisol and testosterone are regulated by ACTH and LH, both from the pituitary. A pituitary disorder could affect one or both. Both C and T are higher in the AM. C increases with stress. Stress can affect sexual performance, cause fatigue, etc, but not usually through lowering T. What's your "real" question? ...Read more

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How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

Take estrogen: You can take supplementary estrogen but only if you are deficient in it. It is harder to suppress testosterone but if you really have such a condition, you need to consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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How do I lower my testosterone levels?

Go see your doctor!: Before lowering your t level, tell you doc why you want it lower. S/he can offer you several different options although neither lower t directly. Instead, birth control pills raise sex hormone binding globulin which lowers free t while spironolactone acts as an anti-androgen. So rather than focus on lowering t, focus on desired outcome. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more

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What can lower a woman's testosterone levels?

Many options: Options to lower a woman's testosterone include, but are not limited to, oral contraceptives, spironolactone & eflornithine. Of course, correcting the cause is the ideal & preferred method given adrenal or ovarian tumors, etc. And of course, if your partner is taking topical/transdermal testosterone, be sure to give him enough time for it to dry before making contact to minimize transfer risk. ...Read more

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How to decrease elevated testosterone level in women?

How to decrease elevated testosterone level in women?

Depends: On why it is high. Have your doctor that did the test explain why it is high. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to lower my testosterone level?

Are there natural ways to lower my testosterone level?

Get fat & diabetes: Sorry, not trying to be flippant but it's a bit of a chicken & egg question. Regardless of sex, we've linked obesity to lower t. Diabetes is also linked to low t. Recent study showed that exercising & eating right led to weight loss & boost in t. So if you want to naturally lower yours, do the opposite. But as far as taking a supplement, I'm not aware of any, although some prescription meds help. ...Read more

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