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How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

How does testosterone change glucose and lipid metabolism?

Indirectly: If you dont have enough testosterone, you might end up w/too much fat & not enough muscle. Then as a result of excess fat, your glucose & cholesterol will be too high. ...Read more

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Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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19 yo son has elevated Prolactin 27. Concern? Estradiol,Testosterone,LH,T4,T3,TSH,Lipid Panel,CMP were normal.What to do to see why Prolactin is high?

19 yo son has elevated Prolactin 27. Concern?
Estradiol,Testosterone,LH,T4,T3,TSH,Lipid Panel,CMP were normal.What to do to see why Prolactin is high?

Need work up: 27 ng is little high . normal male adult 4 to 10 , up to 20 in young boys.Work up for pituitary adenomas is needed even in the absence of symptoms ( head ache , vision problems etc ) Don't worry speak to his doctor ...Read more

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What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

What helps regulate lipid metabolism: LDL or HDL?

HDL is the good: cholesterol. It transports cholesterol to the liver, where it is processed an eliminated via the intestines. High HDL levels generally help decrease a person's risk for heart disease. LDL cholesterol is also needed, however, the lowest amount needed is not known. Hope this helps. Visit CardioGauge.com for personalized education about your chol levels. Put in #s and it will tell u what it means. ...Read more

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What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

What does the phrase 'lipid metabolism' mean?

How fat is formed: Lipid metabolism means the process in which fats are formed ,utilized and broken down and disposed in the body. It starts when the food is broken down in the gut to form molecules that are transported to the blood where it is processed into different particles. These particles are then taken up by the cells where the fats are extracted. The leftover is then delivered to the liver for disposal ...Read more

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How does testosterone or androgen regulate the fat and sugar metabolism?

Yes, but: You're asking a great question, but healthtap limits answers to 400 characters. You need about 400 paragraphs. Try googling this: "androgen lipolysis". Then google "igf-1 androgens" when you're done. Cheers! ...Read more

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How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

How would abnormal lipid metabolism leads to plaque formation in atherosclerosis?

High levels: Of circulating lipids like hypertrigliceridemia /hypercholesterolemia may results from abnl metabolism and they are the perfect setup for plaque formation by damaging the inner layer of the arteries, by build up in the arteries and eventually plaque formation. Common locations and common symptoms result from deposition in coronary arteries resulting in MI, carotid arteries resulting in stroke etc ...Read more

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Glucose (Definition)

Glucose is the basic sugar molecule and the source of energy throughout the living kingdom. We are programmed to easily detect it by taste in our foods as it is desirable but can be overdone with the modern diet. It gets out of control ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

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