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Long Term Effects Of Low Testosterone Levels For A 19 Year Old
Higher mortality: In short term, low t has been associated w/low bone mass & fracture, frailty & sarcopenia (loss of muscle), obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, depression, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction & more. Years later if untreated, worry about higher all-cause (gold standard of all studies), cardiovascular & cancer mortality (death rate) as shown in 7 different populations across the globe. ...Read more
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
Define "rare": Reference range is set up statistically to include ~96% of "normal" population. So anyone w/level below lower limit of normal means that ~98% of population has higher result. Who cares? More important question than whether it's rare is why it's that low. Also why was test ordered? Perhaps this was a lab error? Clarify above & discuss options w/ordering physician. Repeat test? More tests? Fertility. ...Read more
As a 26 year old male who suffers from anxiety, can my low Testosterone levels be the cause? Last bloodwork showed 306. Readings last year even lower
I am 18 year old male, i had low testosterone levels and then i had normal-low testosterone levels and i wonder why I am not on h.R.T. ? Doc says no
Here are some...: What are your T-deficiency-related symptoms? Do you other causes for low energy, depression, or ... if any? The point is always correlate the lab result with clinically related symptoms so to balance medical necessity and professional possibility before implementing any Rx & care. To get these things done right, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low T: Short and long term drawbacks include:low energy, depression, low libido, poor recovery levels from exercise, increased risk of heart disease, increased risk of osteoporosis.Replacing low testosterone levels is very beneficial in many ways for your health and reducing risk of several degenerative diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my long term methadone addiction responsible for my very low testosterone level of just over 100?
Is it my long term methadone addiction that is causing my very low testosterone levels & if so is it possible if I stop my methadone use for my testos?
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause You would need to stop METHADONE AND RECHECK LEVELS. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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