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Drop In Testosterone
Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?
Testosterone aldo: When testosterone is given as a supplement in men with "low T", fluid retention is often noted as a side effect. The cause of this fluid retention is complex, and not just related to aldosterone levels. In a normal male with normal testosterone, this is not really a factor. ...Read more
Yes: Yes low testosterone is associated with wieght gain. This does not mean you should take testosterone. The more important issue (if you have low t) is why is your t low in the first place? A high soy diet for example can lower t. Insulin resistance as a result of a high carb/sugar diet can transform your testosterone into estrogen which can most definitely increase fat in your chest. See a good doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Masculinization: Women are estrogen based systems but have some testosterone, which is not affects by menstrual cycles, or menapause. Normal blood levels are around 40ng/dl. If your testosterone level is low, you will be fatigued, and perhaps experience low libido. If your testosterone levels grossly exceed normal, masculine side effects can occur including facial hair deepening of your voice, clitoral enlargement. ...Read more
Low testosterone, high prolactinin.... In at 7.8 in 7-24 scale. Can i get testosterone therapy? I live in norway
Normal Prolactin?: Elevated prolactin inhibits t production. It also negatively impacts fertility and erections. The pituitary needs imaging. The prolactin value you list appears to be in the normal range. If this is post-treatment, then your low testosterone (t) should improve. As for t replacement, at your young age i would advise against it. Direct replacement will have a negative impact on your fertility. ...Read more
Clomid use in males: Clomid has been used "off label" to increase testosterone especially in males wishing to preserve fertility (testosterone products are not advised in these situations) Clomid should increase testosterone but will also likely increase FSH and LH as well. Remember - it is OFF LABEL. ...Read more
Can a sudden drop in blood sugar levels cause epinephrine release even if it doesn't drop below 5.Ommol/l?
Yes: This is known as a false hypoglycemic reaction, where a rapid drop of sugar from a high level to a more normal level can cause hypoglycemic symptoms. This typically occurs in diabetics with poor blood sugar control. It can occasionally occur in people who are not diabetic but have reactive hypoglycemia. ...Read more
In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.
Testosterone: testosterone production in females in mostly from the theca cells of the ovarian cortex, stimulated by LH from the pituitary. High testosterone may feedback to suppress LH, but not the other way around. The amount of available (free) vs. bound is not directly influenced by LH. ...Read more
Taurine: Please go to a nearby library and read the several articles about Taurine. Some folks will like this others won't. Read a lot and decide please! ...Read more