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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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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?

Several ways!: Check zinc level, if low, start supplements! Start taking DHEA, 100mg twice daily. Your free testosterone will be higher after one month! ...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?

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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What are some options for low testosterone?

What are some options for low testosterone?

Many to choose from: As dr. Lizarraga noted, consider treating low t only if it causes you a problem. Don't just treat a number. Likewise, the goal of treatment should be resolving your clinical problem (symptoms), not just reaching a specific number. With that said, options include taking some form of t (gels, creams, patches, shots or pellets) which can make you infertile. If fertility desired, look to HCG or clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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How to deal with low testosterone at age 19?

How to deal with low testosterone at age 19?

Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes I see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. Avoid processed foods, sugars, and grains. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat. In the meantime, HCG or Clomiphene citrate may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the consequence of low testosterone?

What is the consequence of low testosterone?

Low libido & energy: Hypogonadism or male menopause can lead to decreased libido, low overall energy levels and fatigue, mood disorders including depression, and cognitive deficits including memory issues, all of which can be multifactorial in a particular patient. Correcting the deficiency on an ongoing basis can improve all of the above issues or selectively improve the consequences. ...Read more

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What medication are good for low testosterone?

No medicine: Given your age the most important and urgent problem would be finding why you have low testosterone. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle low testosterone?

Low testosterone: Identify a cause of low testosterone is the first step. Physical exam and labs such as prolactin. Because of your age 39, the use of testosterone supplement should be thought out thoroughly because it can impact fertility and increase long-term dependence. Make an appt w your doctor regarding this matter. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How can low testosterone in a person be treated?

Depends on who/why: In women it is controversial, but using low dose testosterone cream can work quite well. In men, there are many more options including shots, pellets, creams, clomid, (clomiphene) tamoxifen, HCG or a combination of them. If the testicles aren't working because your brain has let them get lazy we can use medicine to stimulate the testes. If not, we give some form of testosterone. Then we monitor and adjust. ...Read more

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What does low testosterone in a female indicate?

What does low testosterone in a female indicate?

See answer: While doctors are increasingly aware of the benefits of testosterone (t) therapy for t-deficient men, evidence that women also become testosterone deficient is largely ignored. More and more evidence is coming forth suggesting that t is an important hormone as well for women, especially in terms of staying fit, lean, and sexually active. Lack of knowledge and concerns over safety likely 2 continue. ...Read more

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What problems can low testosterone cause in women?

Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more

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What do you recommend I take for low testosterone?

Low Testerone: First, lab tests: total and free testosterone. If the free type is low then your doctor may recommend med. Infections are usually given every 3-4 weeks and provide a high level at first which wanes before the next injection. Not optimal! Better is topical with the skin acting as a timed release vehicle. Several types are available by prescription. Pharmacy compiled testosterone cream is cheapest. ...Read more

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How typical is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

How typical is low testosterone for men ages 30-50?

More than ever. ..: The prevalence of low testosterone has progressively arisen due to the commonplace of metabolic syndrome (DM, high BP, obesity, high cholesterol), poor lifestyle with drugs, alcohol, & smoking, overuse of narcotic pain medication, anti-depressants, environmental toxins, etc., which are all contributed to testosterone suppression. So, it's reasonable to test T-level for a man with low energy.... ...Read more

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