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Doctor insights on: Excessive Body Building Low Testosterone Levels

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hair as well as male pattern baldness. Body & scalp hair also depend upon genetics, such as your family & ethnicity. In other words, if everyone in your family has lots of body hair, you will most likely have lots, too. But so can excess testosterone. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Tay Dr. Tay
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Body fat and testosterone related?

Dr. Howard Tay Dr. Tay
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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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What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits

What does "feminizing" hormones mean?  Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits

Feminizing hormones: 38 M from PA asks" what does feminizing hormones mean". Have you ever heard of Google? Give this a try. In short they make a man into a woman-but mostly makes boobs get bigger and hurt and Increase risk of blood clots.. Need more information including picture and what you are taking. Happy to consult. ...Read more

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Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on there website. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

No: No. If you have Kallman syndrome, you can have both loss of smell and low testosterone but low testosterone does not cause loss of smell ...Read more

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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Can low levels of iron cause body aches?

Possibly: Iron deficiency can cause weakness and fatigue, which can feel like body aches. Other symptoms can be pale skin, dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance and irritability. If you think this describes how you're feeling you can see your physician and they will run blood work to check for you. ...Read more

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more

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Effects of too low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Effects of too low high density lipoprotein in human body function?

No real impact: If otherwise genetically normal, no real clinical issues. ...Read more

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Does testosterone raise circulating aldosterone in the body?

Does testosterone raise circulating aldosterone in the body?

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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern. ...Read more

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Can low level of testosterone(in males) cause fat in chest?

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 more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause excessive hunger?

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Can low testosterone cause excessive hunger?

Doubtful: Low testosterone is associated w/loss of sex drive & libido, plus erectile dysfunction as well as gain in fat, loss of muscle, depression, anxiety, loss of cognitive function & more. Low t is not typically associated w/excess hunger although poorly controlled diabetes might lead to hunger. ...Read more

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How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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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Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could be seen due to water retention. Avoid high potassium foods until you discuss this with your doctor (bananas, oranges, tomatoes, potatoes.) good luck. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Alvin Lin
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