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Long term effects of low testosterone levels for a 19 year old?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Low Testosterone (Definition)

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


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Is it rare for an 18 year old male to have a low testosterone level of 200?

Is it rare for an 18 year old male to have a low testosterone level of 200?

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

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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

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 more

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What are the short and long term drawbacks of low testosterone levels?

What are the short and long term drawbacks of low testosterone levels?

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 more

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Is my long term methadone addiction responsible for my very low testosterone level of just over 100?

See below: It certainly contributed significantly if not completely to the issue. Of course, the low testosterone contributes to depression, fatigue, diabetic tendencies, increased pain, poor cognition, bone weakness to name a few ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I am 18 years old and have low testosterone levels - 225. I am a male and contemplating suicide. My growth has probably been suppressed.

Stop contemplating: Don't be foolish.You have your whole life ahead of you.What about your size? You didn't mention it. Small men have had tremendous influence on the world, napoleon for one think of what your potential can be! ...Read more

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