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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does growth hormone deficiency lower testosterone levels?

No: Your pituitary controls a number of hormones including thyroid, growth, testosterone & estradiol, among others. While growth hormone deficiency won't "lower" testosterone, pituitary damage leading to growth hormone deficiency can also lead to hypogonadism or low testosterone. It's also common to have a defect in just one hormone rather than all. Traumatic brain injury is not a major concern. ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Likely: There are gh receptors, igf-1 and gh releasing hormone receptors on the leydig cells. Boys born gh deficient have micro penis often. Their testes don't respond normally to lh during gestation. Pubertal development is hampered by gh deficiency until replaced. Men with gh deficiency can have impaired fertility. Replacing gh increases seminal fluid. Not sure if testo levels change +/- gh in adults. ...Read more

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Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

Can growth hormone deficiency affect testosterone levels?

To some extent: Decline in hgh can lower the production of several other hormones to some extent. Aging is accompaned by declining testosterone levels also. Referred to as andropause. The decline is not as swift and dramatic as womens menopause, but it does cause symptoms that are reversed with testostterone replacement. ...Read more

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Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

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Testosterone level high increase body hair growth?

Maybe but it depends: Testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (dht), which is androgenic - makes you more masculine. Dht is what stimulates male pattern body hair as well as male pattern baldness. Body & scalp hair also depend upon genetics, such as your family & ethnicity. In other words, if everyone in your family has lots of body hair, you will most likely have lots, too. But so can excess testosterone. ...Read more

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more

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How does human growth hormone increase testosterone?

No: No, gh does not increase testosterone production but if weight loss does occur from gh therapy (gh induces lipolysis), your sex hormone binding globulin will rise which in turn will raise your total testosterone level. ...Read more

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause side effects?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Can low thyroid hormone levels cause menopause?

Not really: But hormones all do an intricate dance with each other and so thyroid dysfunction can definitely alter female hormone function and cause many symptoms which mimic menopause. Get your levels checked! ...Read more

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Does human growth hormone increase height?

Does human growth hormone increase height?

If deficient yes: Otherwise, it will just increase your risk of diabetes, headaches, fluid retention, etc. Of course there are many conditions where gh have shown efficacy despite lack of ghd per say (such as turners syndrome ). Talk with your endocrinologist if you are seeking such therapy to see if you qualify. ...Read more

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Can this be hypopituitairism: high cortisol, highish prolactin, low HGH, lowish TSH, low LH and FSH in luteal phase, (lowish in follicular), low ADH (vasopressin)?

Can this be hypopituitairism: high cortisol, highish prolactin, low HGH, lowish TSH, low LH and FSH in luteal phase, (lowish in follicular), low ADH (vasopressin)?

Pituitary: It is difficult to diagnose hypopituitarism vased on labs you provided. High cortisol goes against hypopituitarism. High prolactin can lower FSH and LH.. TSH normal range is 0.3-4.. If pituitary dysfunction is suspected , we check Free T4, not TSH.. I hope this answers your question ...Read more

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Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Are growth hormone deficiencies correlated blood sugar level problems?

Mostly in babies: Congenital gh defciency can present with hypoglycemia in a baby. On the flip side, excessive gh causes high blood sugar in children and adults. ...Read more

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Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Does saizen (human growth hormone) growth hormone cause unpleasant effects?

Monitoring necessary: When properly dosed (following the igf-1 blood test at regular intervals), growth hormone replacement should not have unpleasant side effects. However, if the dose is too high, side effects of growth hormone excess, such as joint pains and edema (swelling) can occur. ...Read more

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High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

Varies: Lh levels peak just before ovulation, usually over 25 iu/l. During the rest of the cycle lh levels should be very low. Fsh levels are slightly high (5-10 iu/l) around cycle day #3 and also peak just before ovulation, around 15iu/l. ...Read more

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Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

Can human growth hormone affect the thyroid?

No: No but if you were diagnosed with gh deficiency, it's not uncommon to have associated thyroid problems since TSH (the pituitary signal the controls thyroid production from the thyroid gland) is secreted from cells that are adjacent to the gh secreting cells. ...Read more

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What is growth hormone deficiency (hgh)?

What is growth hormone deficiency (hgh)?

GH deficiency: Growth hormone is one of the anterior pituitary hormones. Its deficiency is unusual in adults and more common in kids. Children will present with growth failure and look rather cherubic. In infancy hypoglycemia may be the presenting symptom +/- micropenis in boy. Gh is also necessary for lipid metabolism, muscle tone, bone integrity, etc. Adults who are deficient may also suffer from depression. ...Read more

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Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

Growth hormone: Genotropin (human growth hormone) is growth hormone and is indicated in children with growth hormone deficiency to help them grow. It has much less of a role in adults, but can sometimes be helpful in adults who have had pituitary disease and have very low somatomedin C levels. ...Read more

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Dose humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

Dose  humatrope (human growth hormone) help with underarm hair growth?

No.: Lack of or very limited amounts of underarm and pubic hair growth often is part of delayed puberty development, or secondary sex characteristics. Treatment of this involves various types of another hormonal group, known as androgens; these will increase underarm (axillary) growth. ...Read more

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Does growth hormone deficiency affect penis?

Does growth hormone deficiency affect  penis?

Decreased Libido: Among other things, symptoms of adult gh deficiency may include a lower libido and decreased sexual function. ...Read more

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Growth Hormone (Definition)

Growth hormone is necessary for growth in children and is still important in adults. Deficiencies can cause many problems beside poor growth in children and this condition should be evaluated by an endocrinologist for diagnosis ...Read more