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Causes of low testosterone?

Causes of low testosterone?

Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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What causes low testosterone?

What causes low testosterone?

Multiple: Aging, Trauma to testes Testicular atrophy, Adrenal disease And more hormonal or chemical,problems. ...Read more

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What can help low testosterone?

What can help low testosterone?

Vit D: Low t has many causes, but low vitamin d may be the easiest and most healthy option to correct it. The link between vit. D and testosterone is not totally clear, but many individuals have low d that when addressed their t levels retrain to normal. Before just adding vit d, have other causes for low t evaluated by your doctor. Additionally, adding muscle will improve t. ...Read more

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How low is too low testosterone?

How low is too low testosterone?

You should decide: Just as what's too much for one person may not be enough for someone else, what's low testosterone for someone may be fine for someone else. Dr. Patel is absolutely correct re an association btwn low t & mortality. There are at least 6 or more observational studies showing this. But we do not yet have any randomized controlled trials demonstrating that giving someone t decreases mortality. ...Read more

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How to deal with low testosterone?

How to deal with low testosterone?

Find cause first: 1st things 1st. Low testosterone is just a number. We treat people, not numbers. So repeat your test before going any further. Needs to be checked at least twice in early morning for accuracy. If no symptoms, just monitor (shouldn't even have checked!). If symptoms (lots of disagreement as to just what constitutes hypogonadism), need complete eval eg pituitary adenoma, hemochromatosis, etc. ...Read more

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What to do about low testosterone?

What to do about low testosterone?

Cause?: It would be appropriate to have tests to determine the cause and then the appropriate treatment may be testosterone. ...Read more

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How common is low testosterone in men?

How common is low testosterone in men?

Depends upon age: As we age, we tend to produce less & less testosterone. So the frequency of low testosterone increases w/age. However, the number isn't as important as how you feel. I wouldn't recommend checking levels just to prove a point. Rather i would consider checking if you were complaining of hypogonadal symptoms. Likewise, my goal would be your clinical improvement, not just a number. ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone in adults?

Age: Low hormones comes from aging. The degenerative process starts at 30 when everyone loses about 1-3% of hormones per year. This can be expedited by poor lifestyle: too much drinking, drugs/pain pills, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, chronic diseases, trauma and poor diet. Change your lifestyle to improve your health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about low testosterone?

Can you tell me about low testosterone?

See brief note: What do you want to know ?Testosterone is a major impotant hormone in the body of men ; women. Low levels can cause various symptoms specially in men.Iolw testosterone cause anemia, lack of energy, stamina , low desire etc etc................... ...Read more

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Low testosterone. How to increase. Age 55?

What's the cause?: Probably the first question to ask is why do you have low testosterone. Finding out this cause will dictate how you will be treated: is it a medication side effects, a pituitary problem or a testicular problem, stress, not enough rest, recent surgery?... ...Read more

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