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How can a person have normal Sodium while he have low aldosterone and testosterone at the same time??

How can a person have normal Sodium while he have low aldosterone and testosterone at the same time??

Easy: Physiology is deeper than we can explain at the undergraduate level. Water follows sodium and the body does everything it can to protect its osmolarity. You don't simply pee out all your sodium even if you tend to lose because you're on an aldosterone blocker, taking a diuretic, or whatever. Be thankful for this. ...Read more

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Does testosterone raise circulating aldosterone in the body?

Does testosterone raise circulating aldosterone in the body?

Testosterone aldo: When testosterone is given as a supplement in men with "low T", fluid retention is often noted as a side effect. The cause of this fluid retention is complex, and not just related to aldosterone levels. In a normal male with normal testosterone, this is not really a factor. ...Read more

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What causes low LH and testosterone in females? I'm 38.

What causes low LH and testosterone in females? I'm 38.

Testosterone women: Who is measuring this and why? Women make low levels of testosterone from their adrenals and ovaries, I as a byproduct of making estrogen and adrenal steroids. Too much t is part of pcos; too much t will give you excess hair, male pattern baldness, etc. A low t... Is not really of significance. Your lh is responsive to your estrogen, not t. Maybe you should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a low level of testosterone?

What are the consequences of a low level of testosterone?

Here are some. ..: The common symptoms related with low-T are chronic fatigue, lethargy, loss of skeletal muscles, loss of bone density - osteoporosis, increase in body fat, increase in bad cholesterol, loss of libido, concentration, mood change, loss of physical strength, erectile disorder, decreased testicular size, mild anemia, etc., which may widely vary depending on age, other illnesses, and degree of low T. ...Read more

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How can a guy tell his testosterone is low?

How can a guy tell his testosterone is low?

Check your T level: A very simple & inexpensive blood test performed in the morning can tell you if you have low testosterone or not. If you're borderline, then you should repeat it. That's the crux of traditional medicine's approach. Kind of like a getting a grade. As long as you get a d- or higher, you've passed. But what if you want to be valedictorian? Even a b+ isn't good enough. So I also ask for symptoms too. ...Read more

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Is 1.3per cent free testosterone considered low?

No: Unfortunately many labs do not break down measurement levels by age. However studies were done and show that at your age of 80 the total testosterone average is 470 ng/dl and the free testosterone average is 6.0 which is 1.28% of 470 So here's the good news:yours is normal. ...Read more

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What can go wrong if my testosterone levels are low?

What can go wrong if my testosterone levels are low?

It's unlikely that: Your testosterone is low unless you've been on androgenic steroids or opiates, but check a medical website such as webMD as there is much too much info for this little space. If you're still concerned, talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My testosterone level is 619 ng/dl. Is that really low?

My testosterone level is 619 ng/dl. Is that really low?

Look on lab sheet: Ask your doc for original lab result sheet which includes not only your result but also the normal reference range for your specific test & lab (there are several ways to measure T). In actuality, It's very doubtful that 619ng/dL is very low as most labs' normal ranges from 250-1, 100. Best to discuss your results w/your family doc. More importantly, why did you get test in first place? ...Read more

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72 years old, my testosterone is 190, is that too low?

Sounds normal: It is a normal value in many assays. Why was it done? It is normal for testosterone to come down with age. Usually there are no symptoms. Beware of the heavy advertisements suggesting that you need to do something. Testosterone treatment will not make you 18 years old again, and can be very harmful. ...Read more

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Can low level of testosterone (in males) cause fat in chest?

Yes: Yes low testosterone is associated with wieght gain. This does not mean you should take testosterone. The more important issue (if you have low t) is why is your t low in the first place? A high soy diet for example can lower t. Insulin resistance as a result of a high carb/sugar diet can transform your testosterone into estrogen which can most definitely increase fat in your chest. See a good doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean of my total and free testosterone are both low?

Obesity: Perhaps the most common reason is that your fat cells are overproducing estrogen. I do not know your weight. But, without another reason that would be the most common in young men. Estrogen blocks testosterone. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and I had my testosterone levels checked its was 387 is that low?

Testosterone Levels: Nope. That is considered to be normal. The levels fluctuate widely in a 24 hour period but this is fine. ...Read more

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Testosterone level (total) 282.73 ng/dl. Is this considered low or normal?

Generally low: If this is a morning blood draw, it is generally low and may need replacement. Make sure to check more than once before deciding. Also check free testosterone, lh, fsh and prolactin. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a testosterone level of 149 low for a 41 year old male?

I was wondering is a testosterone level of 149 low for a 41 year old male?

Yes: Hi. Yes it's low, but obviously your doctor ordered testosterone for a reason. Why don't you talk with your doc instead of asking on the internet? I bet your doctor wants to either determine why it's low, or refer you for help. There's NO SUBSTITUTE for an in person history, physical, diagnostic tests, and treatment plan. My humble opinion is you should talk with the doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my testosterone level is 619 ng/dl. How low is that?

Normal, not low: When given test results, always ask for normal reference range so that you can interpret for yourself how (ab)normal your result is. Without said reference, we can only guess as to how (ab)normal your result is. However, total testosterone of 619ng/dL is typically considered well into the normal range w/lower limit of normal 200-250ng/dL and upper limit usually 800-1, 000ng/dL. Also check Free T. ...Read more

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If my testosterone is slightly low should I take meds even if I have no symptoms?

Low-T or no Low-T?: If your morning total testosterone level result was less than 300 ng/dl and the recheck was about the same, then your md would most likely offer therapy.

It has been shown that men with total testoserone levels less than 250 ng/dl have an 88% greater risk for all cause mortality. This means that the risk of dying for any reason is almost double for those with very low-t. Asymptomatic included. ...Read more

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If my testosterone is slightly low should I take meds even if I have no symptoms?

If my testosterone is slightly low should I take meds even if I have no symptoms?

No: Testosterone treatment is inconvenient and expensive and should only be used in cases where symptomatic improvement can be expected. There is the risk of side effects, possible increase in the risk of prostate cancer, and regular monitoring of blood tests and examinations are required. Often a borderline low value is related to stress, sampling (if the blood not drawn first thing in the morning). ...Read more

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If my testosterone level (total) is 282.73 ng/dl, is this considered low or normal?

If my testosterone level (total) is 282.73 ng/dl, is this considered low or normal?

Low T: 282.73 is just below the reference range. I presume you have had an appropriate physical exam before the lab test was ordered. What medical conditions do you have - there are many associated with low testosterone? Please add some more details. ...Read more

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High pregnenolone levels and low aldosterone levels, is this a bad hormone problem?

Could be: Could be a sign of congenital adrenal hyperplasia with one of several enzyme defects. This is rare. Depends on who's ordering the test. If endocrinology, this is the reason. Adrenal fatigue is a popular diagnosis now but really represents metabolic stress and is a reaction of the system to stress. The answer is not to address the symptom of the stress but to address the stress itself. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get my testosterone levels measured to find out if they are high or low?

Your PCP: Your PCP should be able to address your issue providing you have symptoms suggesting deficiency. ...Read more

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My testosterone levels came back at 258. I am a 41 year old male and I was wondering if that too low.

Potentially: If it was a morning level, yes it is. Needs to be repeated with another morning level, plus other lab including free testosterone and pituitary testing. See your doctor or an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If someone was to have low angiotensin II and low aldosterone would you expect to see a lower renin also?

Renin levels: If one has a low aldosterone and angiotensin ii, one would expect a high renin level. Renin leads to angiotensin I and ii synthesis. If those levels are low and the person is ambulatory, the person's renin would be expected to be high. For a diagram of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system go to this link; http://www. Google. Com/search? Hl=en;site=imghp;tbm=isch;source=hp;biw=2556;bih=1234;q=renin+angiotensin+system;oq=+angiotensin+sy;gs_l=img.1.1.0j0i5l9.576.4679.0.9029.16.9.0.5.5.0.227.974.0j5j1.6.0....0...1ac.1.35.Img. 5.11.985.Luxw_l48srm#fa. ...Read more

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Should all hypoaldosteronism patients have edema /can a person have low aldosterone without this symptom/?

Should all hypoaldosteronism patients have edema /can a person have low aldosterone without this symptom/?

Hypoaldo & edema: It would be rare for a person with a low aldosterone to have edema. But would depend on kidney function, cause of low aldo and salt intake. If you have had both kidneys removed which causes low aldo then you will get edema related to how much salt you eat. If your aldo is low because u eat way to much salt you might have edema. If no adrenals is causing low aldo then rare to have edema ...Read more

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My testosterone is low. Had third injection of Aveed today. Looking for reviews of this product from users. Any info is appreciated?

Low T: The best, least expensive, way to get your testosterone under control is to have an injection of 200 mg every two weeks. You would start in your doctor's office but soon proceed for you or your wife to inject you at home every two weeks.
Effects of testosterone should be measured every three months initially but that will soon help you to know how much to take and how often. ...Read more

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VitaminD low for years. Testosterone total 199ng/dl. Could Low D be the cause? Was taking OTC Vit De every day and D still appears as low. Why?

VitaminD low for years. Testosterone total 199ng/dl. Could Low D be the cause? Was taking OTC Vit De every day and D still appears as low. Why?

Unrelated: Hi. Low testosterone is unrelated to low 25 (OH)D. If you're taking D and your 25 (OH)D level is still low, either you aren't taking enough or you aren't absorbing it well. Sometimes celiac disease is picked up that way. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hormone tests came in with high 3α-Androstanediol, high aldrosterone, high aldosterone, high 5a-THB, elevated 5α-reductase, and low 11b-hydroxyetiocholanolone. What can this mean?

My hormone tests came in with high 3α-Androstanediol, high aldrosterone, high aldosterone, high 5a-THB, elevated 5α-reductase, and low 11b-hydroxyetiocholanolone. What can this mean?

Tests steroid metab: Apparently you are undergoing a work up for steroid and male hormones/androgen metabolism. These are unusual blood tests, and typically only performed when, usually a specialist, has a specific diagnosis in mind. I'm certain you can receive a better, more satisfying explanation by working with the doctor who ordered these tests. Pursuing that is your best option. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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