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What is the laboratory criterion for male hypergonadism? What are the dangers, if not tumor? What are the treatments?
Why do you ask?: The diagnosis is best made clinically (erections / ejaculation / sperms) with labs (testosterone, gonadotropins) to point the direction for the workup to find the cause. There are guys with lifelong hypogonadism (some xxy's, others) who prefer it (less acne, stink, belligerence, discomfort), but one serious concern is bone loss (osteoporosis) later in life. If this is you, your doctor's a guide. ...Read more
My sis tested (+) factor V Leiden and her Dr suggested I get tested. I was fixing to start Clomid (clomiphene) 4 secondary hypergonadism. R SERMS contraindicated?
FH Leiden factor: Estrogens increase the risk of clotting. Clomid (clomiphene) is a non steroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator.It is not an estrogen. It has not been associated with significant increase in clotting to date, so should be OK. With FH of Leiden positive (I assume means deficient in Leiden V) which increases the risk of clots, get tested and let your doctor know of the results prior to starting. ...Read more
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more