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Sense your testosterone drops as you grow older, will you ever have less testosterone as an older person than you did before you hit puberty?

Sense your testosterone drops as you grow older, will you ever have less testosterone as an older person than you did before you hit puberty?

Possible...: Testosterone production peaks and plateaus around age 30. Afterwards, it slowly declines by roughly 1% every year, but usually still maintains at its normal lows with reasonable manhood in life. But, some may be functionally affected by low t. How to interpret low t? It can be tricky and needs to correlate with overall functionality and other comorbid conditions such as diabetes, obesity, thyroid. ...Read more

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Please help me! Dropped calculator on my testicles. Is my testosterone going to drop?

Please help me! Dropped calculator on my testicles. Is my testosterone going to drop?

No: You'd be amazed how well-protected the cells inside the testis that make your testosterone are. They're actually packed in between the sperm-making tubules -- it reminds me of foam-peanut packing. ...Read more

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My husband has to get testosterone shots. We're trying to get pregnant. Does it drop sperm count and make it harder to get pregnant?

My husband has to get testosterone shots. We're trying to get pregnant. Does it drop sperm count and make it harder to get pregnant?

Yes: The testes do two main things - make testosterone & make sperm. Outside testosterone shuts off pituitary hormones that stimulate both functions, so so sperm count drops v low. Depending on the cause of the low t, treatment options may include living w/ slightly low t but nl sperm count until conception occurs, taking shots of pituitary hormones, or ivf with sperm injected into egg (icsi). ...Read more

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Does testosterone level drop after orchiectomy (1 ball)permanently? I have below the normal range 8 days postop. Will one ball make up for the lost one?

Does testosterone level drop after orchiectomy (1 ball)permanently? I have below the normal range 8 days postop. Will one ball make up for the lost one?

You'll catch up: Sorry about your loss. You probably won't notice the loss in terms of your function (partner, pictures, fantasy) in any case. Eventually it'll normalize as your spare grows some extra testosterone-producing cells to make up. Stop worrying and be glad that you're recovering from injury / tumor / other mishap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My husband (aged 36) has noticed a drop in his libido. He rarely or never wakes up with an erection, has lost interest. Could this be low testosterone?

My husband (aged 36) has noticed a drop in his libido. He rarely or never wakes up with an erection, has lost interest. Could this be low testosterone?

Urologist: There are various factors that can affect his libido and desire stress level physical activities. He should get physical exam. Thyroid tests. And list of medication he is taking now that can affect his libido make sure take all medications with him. If still no desire see urologist and check testosterone level. ...Read more

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What is testosterone?

What is testosterone?

Testosterone: This is a hormone present in different amounts in men and women, with men having higher levels if all is normal.

Men also make a bit more estrogen if they a losing their testosterone level.

Can you tell me what prompted your question - I would be pleased to know. ...Read more

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My testosterone is 435.8?

Normal: This testosterone is normal if sex hormone binding globulin is normal. If shbg is extremely high, then free levels may be low, but that is extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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How to boost testosterone?

If mild,: Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone). ...Read more

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What secretes testosterone?

What secretes testosterone?

Specialized glands: Brain signals regulateleydig cells in the testes which secrete testosterone. In males, most of the testosterone is produced in the testes and a small amount is derived from the adrenal gland. In females, small amounts of testosterone are produced in the ovaries and derived from the adrenal gland. ...Read more

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How can I lower my testosterone?

How can I lower my testosterone?

Go see ur family doc: Are you a male or female? For what purpose do you want to lower your testosterone? For men w/prostate cancer, chemotherapy is an option to lower T but not w/o increasing heart disease risk. For women w/polycystic ovarian syndrome or hirsutism, we often prescribe off-label spironolactone for its anti-androgen effect. Regardless, you need to chat w/your family doc to determine what's best for you. ...Read more

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Do men need to take testosterone?

Sometimes: Testosterone decreases1.5-1.8% every year after age 40. It's not just about sex and sex drive!
testosterone is important in many areas including bone health, energy level, Insulin resistance and depression among many other areas. There have been studies linking low testosterone with increased risk of all cause mortality. ...Read more

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Body fat and testosterone related?

Testosterone: The amount of body fat can influence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen in your body. Adipose tissue (fat) has the ability to convert testosterone to estrogen. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How to increase your testosterone?

Multiple factors: Many variable at play here. First is to optimize nutrition. You need healthy fats, including some saturated fat for hormone production. Cholesterol level needs to be optimal (not too low). Avoid high amounts of carbs, which can lead to metabolic syndrome and low testosterone. High body fat can cause excess estrogen which can lower testosterone. Need optimal sleep (7-8 hrs). Heavy weight training. ...Read more

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What does testosterone do exactly?

What does testosterone do exactly?

Depends upon age...: During fetal development, testosterone is useful to make genetic male look like a boy when born. In adolescence, T is useful during puberty in developing secondary sexual characteristics eg hair etc. While low T can account for many conditions such as fatigue, depression, loss of sex drive, etc, there are many more common reasons for this than low T. Excess T is bad, too, so not DIY project. ...Read more

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What causes testosterone to decrease?

What causes testosterone to decrease?

Aging: There is a natural decline in testosterone production with aging in men, not unlike decline in estrogen Progesterone in women at menopause. Alcohol, some drugs and some genetic disorders also lower testosterone production. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower testosterone?

Exercise ; Age: Increasing age will take care of that for you. However the military has for years used an increase amount of exercise to take care to the exuberance that you are going through. ...Read more

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What's testosterone used for in women?

What's testosterone used for in women?

Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read more

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How do I use androderm (testosterone)?

How do I use androderm (testosterone)?

As directed by doc!: Typically, Androderm (testosterone) is applied daily to dry clean portion of back or shoulder. You can also apply to upper arms, upper thighs & even abdomen. You should use a different site each day. Check out http://www. Androderm (testosterone).Com/p/what_is_androderm/how_apply. Asp for more info from manufacturer. ...Read more

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Does testosterone make people violent?

Does testosterone make people violent?

If initially prone..: First realize that everyone has some testosterone in him/her. So testosterone, in & of itself, won't "make" someone violent. However, there are some concerns that excess testosterone can lead to what's referred to as 'roid rage, akin to road rage. With that said, most docs w/experience in TRT will tell you that those who became violent on TRT had excess T & were already prone to violence even b4 ...Read more

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How long should you cycle testosterone?

Probably none: If you're asking about "cycling" testosterone, it probably means you're taking it without a medical indication or doctor's prescription. If that's true, you shouldn't be taking it at all. It won't help you and has multiple dangerous potential side effects. If, on the other hand, you're taking it appropriately on prescription, it is daily without cycling. ...Read more

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How is it that fat boosts testosterone?

How is it that fat boosts testosterone?

Fat testosterone: Actually increased body fat increases estrogen and blocks testosterone. ...Read more

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How long does a testosterone shot work?

48 hour Peak: Testosterone injection usually result in peak levels by 48 hours post injection. Then the decline to baseline occurs. Depending on initial dose will determine how quickly the decline back to initial baseline occurs. 2 weeks is usually the max amount of time that should occur between injections. ...Read more

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What can you eat to gain testosterone?

No, . ..: No known natural supplement can help increase T-level but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession although so constantly & commercially touted online. Men's T starts its annual decline of 1-1.5% usually after 30. T's normal range is about 300-1000 ng/dl. But, nowadays, its earlier decline than it used to be has been common resulting from more men with poor lifestyle, drug abuse... ...Read more

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Are there any ways to lose testosterone?

Don't understand: Are you wanting you lower your current testosterone level or are you worried about losing it in the future. Your testosterone is now the highest it will be during your entire life. It will decline slowly and normally as you get older. There is no safe and appropriate way to lower it, but there is no need to do so. If it does fall too low, replacement is available later in life. ...Read more

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Could working out increase testosterone?

Could working out increase testosterone?

Yes: By lowering body fat, which converts testosterone to estradiol! ...Read more

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What are ways to get testosterone tested?

Multiple Choices: I assume that you are a male.

He gold standard is the morning blood test of total testosterone. If you have no other metabolic abnormalities, then a level below 300ng/dl is diagnostic for low-t.

Saliva & urine tests are available, but they are not diagnostic nor accepted by current guidelines. ...Read more

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