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If I Have Low Testosterone Would Steroids Benefit Me
Yes or no.: Depends on your age. If you are a teenager, you simply may have delayed maturation. Later it can be a more serious issue. Obesity and metabolic sydrome cause conversion of testosterone to estradiol, a female hormone. This tells the pituitary gland not to stimuate the testes. Low testosterone is correlated with heart disease, osteoporosis, and ed. In this case topical-testosterone is best rx. ...Read more
I'm 21 old I have low testosterone below 1 is because i took 2 bottles of steroid pills with a testosterone therapy can I get my normal levels back?
How can I increase my low testosterone if it is because anabolic steroid i used to take what can help me? If not is too late
Testosterone: Whit so little information it's hard to give you a definite answer. There are ways to increase your testosterone. It needs to be done right however. You need periodic testing and you need someone that has specialized in this to some extent it need not necessarily be an endocrinologist. Do it right ; good luck. ...Read more
Can i use aromasin (exemestane) to restore low testosterone and high estrogen? Male 30 years old with steroid abuse history.
No, don't!: Aromasin (exemestane) blocks conversion of testosterone (T) to estrogen. With low T, there's nothing to convert. Your brain needs to increase FSH and LH to stimulate your testes to produce T. Your brain stops this when you abuse anabolics, and your testes shrink. Aromasin (exemestane) will delay recovery of FSH and LH levels. It can take months or years, but you can fully recover if you wait and stay lean. ...Read more
What are the mental and behavioural benefits of testosterone enanthate 250 mg 2X a month for someone with low testosterone( free and total). Thanks
Low testosterone: Testosterone is very important for mental health for muscle mass and for Honda development. Low testosterone can mask as a depression. Also you will lose muscle mass and atrophy of the gonads. Now no medication is without risks. So your blood must be checked regularly so it does not become thick and also testosterone has been unconfirmed but linked with prostate cancer. So this is a concern and mu ...Read more
No: Many men don't grow much hair on their backs. The amount of body hair a man grows is primarily genetically determined. If you're the only male in your family (both your mom's and dad's families) without much hair on your back, asking your doctor to check a testosterone level may be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 years old and I have low testosterone, haven't been tested but I have all the symptoms i need help. I can't start college feeling this way. Plz help?
What symptoms?: What symptoms are you having? The symptoms of low testosterone are extremely non-specific and may occur with many different diseases. Having a low testosterone level in a young man is very rare. You should speak with your doctor regarding your symptoms and to consider the need for further blood tests. ...Read more
What can I do to find out if I have low testosterone? I am 47 male and overweight. The internet is a bad place to look for medical information as you can find so many conflicting articles. Anyway, it seems that I have been very emotional lately which is s
From : From your symptoms, it is very likely that you have low testosterone. This condition is surprisingly common...About 40% of all men over 45 years old have clinically low testosterone. Testosterone peaks in men in the early 20's, but then drops 1-2% every year after that. So you need to get your t level checked. Unfortunately, the normal ranges for testosterone that the labs give are often erroneous. Most labs have a large "normal" range. To me, it doesn't make sense when a lab shows a normal range from 250-870ng/dl. This is a huge range. How can a man with a t of 270 be considered the same as a man with a t of 650. I have countless men in my practice that were in the "normal" range who had symptoms of low t. Measured total testosterone is not a very accurate way to assess whether a man is low in t. Most of the testosterone in the bloodstream is bound to other molecules, like sex hormone binding globulin (shbg) and albumin. The amount of free testosterone is only 1-2 % of the total serum testosterone. This means that most of a man's t is inaccessible to the body to use. Several factors can affect your level of shbg and albumin. So, it is better to use free testosterone to assess a patient with symptoms. But it is very difficult to measure free t in serum samples. Many methods are inaccurate. So, I use calculated free t. I measure the total t and the shbg level. Then using an online calculator (google free testosterone calculator) i find the free t calculated. If a man's free t is below 10ng/dl, i give him a trial of testosterone supplementation (gels or shots or implanted t pellets). I ask the patient to give it three months. We measure the t and calc free t at the end of the 3 months. My goal is to get his free t into the 15-25 range. Most men report that they have significantly more energy, strength, stamina and endurance. Their libido and erections are often better. Some men who were needing viagra (sildenafil) no longer need it. Many men report their early morning erections have returned. Best of luck! if you are over weight, your body may also be converting some of your testosterone into estrogen. This occurs in fat cells by an enzyme called aromatase. Studies have shown that exercise and weight loss can increase t levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The answer depends on multiple factors. How low is "low"? What is your free testosterone level? Were you fasted when the test was done? Are you obese or overweight? Obesity can lead to increased estrogen levels which can lower your testosterone. Do you consume enough healthy fats in your diet? How about exercise and sleep? Are those optimal? As you can see, there are a many factors at play ...Read more
Find cause first: First you must find the cause of the problem. It says you are on Testosterone in your history and taking extra testosterone turns off your own production of this hormone. One does not just take Progesterone or any other female hormone without a specific reason and a medical necessity; regardless of what the internet says. ...Read more
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