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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more


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Would a natural rise in testosterone levels stunt growth if levels increased by 1.5 times for an extended period but still remain within normal range?

Would a natural rise in testosterone levels stunt growth if levels increased by 1.5 times for an extended period but still remain within normal range?

Not at your age: For a natural rise. Concern if ur taking anabolic, androgenic steroid injections or topical testosterone gel. Serum testosterone is likely peaking at age 18-years, so enjoy! ...Read more

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If take a herb that stimulates testosterone and estrogen can it stunt bone growth? Please help

If take a herb that stimulates testosterone and estrogen can it stunt bone growth? Please help

There are: No such herbs. Don't get your medical information from friends, TV or internet scams. ...Read more

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When I was 17 I took a one time dose of 500 mgs of testosterone enanthanate or could of been deca durabolin did this stunt penis or bone growth?

When I was 17 I took a one time dose of 500 mgs of testosterone enanthanate or could of been deca durabolin did this stunt penis or bone growth?

Probably not...: One-time use alone would be probably unlikely to affect your general and penile growth. But, it's worthwhile to observe the pattern of growth among family members such as parents, uncles, cousins, nephews. If conforming theirs', you probably grow like they do. If in doubt, see a local expert.

Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession of any form. ...Read more

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At 17 years old I took a shot of Depo-Provera testosterone at 500 mg. I stopped after reading side effects. Worried did this stunt penis or bone growth? Truth

At 17 years old I took a shot of Depo-Provera testosterone at 500 mg. I stopped after reading side effects. Worried did this stunt penis or bone growth? Truth

No: One shot would not cause those problems, but continued use could cause acne, aggressive behavior, reduced sperm count, overproduction of blood cells, and even liver cancer. It does NOT make your penis bigger or increase sexual performance. Do not keep using it. ...Read more

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Does increased testosterone close your growth plates?

Growth plates: Unlikely but I am puzzled by your statement "increased testosterone". Please explain.
Is it normal increase in your own testosterone production as you are going through puberty and beyond?
Are you taking testosterone that has not been prescribed for you? ...Read more

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Gynocomestia for almost a year. I hear that gyno lowers down testosterone in males bodies, does this mean less growth, can you tell me?

Gynocomestia for almost a year. I hear that gyno lowers down testosterone in males bodies, does this mean less growth, can you tell me?

Not so: You sound like a teen concerned about growth, and the gynecomastia that your family physician explained to your family that 'you'll grow out of.' I'll also assume puberty is otherwis enormal. The gynecomastia isn't devouring your testosterone, though low-testosterone men may get it. You also have every right to have your gynecomastia treated surgically now if it bugs you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that testosterone being converted to oestrogen and not the testosterone itself is what closes growth plates?

Is it true that testosterone being converted to oestrogen and not the testosterone itself is what closes growth plates?

Yes it is true: Yes it is true testosterone is converted to Estradiol by astamatase and that is resposible for closure of growth plate. So in a way testosterone is indirectly responsible for closing the growth plates by converting to estradiol (estrogen). ...Read more

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Is growth hormone and testosterone bad for you?

GH & testosyerone: Yes when produced in your body they are good for you. When taken as shots or pills almost Always not. ...Read more

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How to increase growth hormone? Does GH increase if testosterone increase?

How to increase growth hormone? Does GH increase if testosterone increase?

Height: Growth hormone does not help with getting taller at age 19. Your epiphyses (ends of long bones) are fused and you do not grow taller. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been wanting to increase my testosterone and growth hormone so I can get exceptionally stronger.?

What to do if I have been wanting to increase my testosterone and growth hormone so I can get exceptionally stronger.?

Exercise & nutrition: Seriously! Exercise, good nutrition, and yes, deep restorative sleep, are necessary to get exceptionally stronger and healthier. Rather than focus on your Testosterone & Growth Hormone levels, focus your attention on exercise, good nutrition & adequate sleep. If you're still not satisfied at that point, then go see your family doc who can evaluate for other causes holding you back. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know, what are the signs that you might have testosterone efficiency or growth hormone efficiency? Thank you.

Hi, I would like to know, what are the signs that you might have testosterone efficiency or growth hormone efficiency? Thank you.

Fatigue & weight: There are lots of clues that lead me to suspect deficiency of testo or hGH in men, but the most common symptoms seem to be fatigue and weight gain, as well as a partial loss of sex drive and/or erectile dysfunction in the case of testo deficiency. You need blood labs (FSH, LH, testo, estradiol, GH, and IGF-1) to start, and a doc who is comfortable and experienced with male hormones. Good luck!!! ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know that, will it be easy to gain weight for someone that has testosterone efficiency or Growth hormone efficiency? Thank you.

Hi, I would like to know that, will it be easy to gain weight for someone that has testosterone efficiency or Growth hormone efficiency? Thank you.

Gain weight: At your age your testosterone and growth hormone levels appear to be normal. That said, over the next few years your hormone levels should be stable and should not interfere with your weight gain. Just don't overdo it! ...Read more

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Is sperm quality or testosterone production linked to beard growth?

Is sperm quality or testosterone production linked to beard growth?

Maybe testosterone: Beard growth is quite variable among males. Many males simply have a genetic tendency to have very little facial hair. Testosterone levels, when low, can result in poor facial hair growth. Perhaps you should have a testosterone level checked ...Read more

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Is there any hormonal relation between hair growth on body and testosterone of men?

Is there any hormonal relation between hair growth on body and testosterone of men?

Hair growth: Studies have shown a proportional relationship of testosterone levels to the amount of body hair. The hair growth response to testosterone differs in different parts of the body. Hence, in some men, for example, testosterone promotes hair growth in the abdomen and back while hair growth is suppressed in the scalp, leading to male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Which causes muscle cells to generate new cells testosterone or Mechano growth factor?

Muscle growth: Many men desire muscular development and this has been so probably for many thousands of years. As a physician I have seen this done consistently well and healthy through sensible weight training which stimulates muscle development through human growth factor, Testosterone and other natural endogenous substances. Avoid exogenous supplements (such as steroids and probably Mechano) Go natural! ...Read more

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20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

Hair growth: There should be nothing to cause hair growth problems in a 20 year old man. Please see your doctor about that. Is there any evidence that your testosterone is low?

Your body mass index (BMI) is at the very low end at 20.7. Are you dieting or exercising so much that you are not gaining weight? ...Read more

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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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In theory, can heavy lifting (bodybuilding) increase testosterone to then be aromatized into eostrogen to then close epiphyseal growth plates?

In theory, can heavy lifting (bodybuilding) increase testosterone to then be aromatized into eostrogen to then close epiphyseal growth plates?

Unlikely: What you described is an unlikely physiological phenomenon.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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