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Is There Treatment For Low Testosterone Levels In 70yo Man
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: As long as appropriate screening for latent prostate cancer is performed, then older men can safely take it if they need it. Interestingly, there are new studies that suggest safety in localized cancer w/low gleason scores during active monitoring but this should definitely be discussed w/your uro-oncologist. But final answer is yes, men of any age w/low t can be treated safely w/benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laboratory definition of low testosterone is a result below lower limit of normal reference range for that person's age & gender. Blood should be drawn in early morning (before 10am) w/2 abnormal results to support clinical definition of low t (hypogonadism) which may include low energy, loss of or inability to gain muscle, increase in abdominal fat, depression, cognitive ...Read more
Another tricky Q: By livelihood i assume you mean salary or some productivity measure at work. Earlier this year, my cousin pointed out that wall street traders were looking for t supplementation to boost their performance (http://bit.Ly/xqjexf). A few years ago, a study purportedly demonstrated that t affects risk taking behavior in wall street traders. In sum, low t might decrease (work) performance. ...Read more
Nothing unless . . .: Low testosterone is just a number. We don't treat numbers (aside from blood pressure, cholesterol & glucose). Instead, we treat patients. So if you're tired, fatigued, fat w/o muscle despite diet & exercise, no sex drive w/erectile dysfunction, can't think clearly, and depressed, you might have hypogonadism which might be cured by increasing your t (beware some rx might affect sperm production). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily....: Generally, symptoms (such as fatigue, low muscle mass, low libido, etc.) are primary drivers of whether most people need to replace testosterone. The medical field is beginning to realize, though, that low testosterone levels are risk factors for a variety of chronic illnesses including dementia and earlier death. An informed conversation regarding the available literature is always a start. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots of options: First, let's be clear. We don't treat just b/c t is low. Patient also has to have constellation of symptoms, eg andropause or hypogonadism. Once established that treatment is indicated, options include patch (skin vs gum), cream/gel/lotion, pellet implant & injections. However, all these options are various forms of t and will shut down sperm production. If you want to father children, avoid this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will i be normal again ever?
Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more
Is it possible to gain big muscles with low testosterone level? What T level is optimal for building muscles?
Please tell me will low testosterone levels during puberty cause my penis to not have fully grown to its potential?
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