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Low Testosterone Hypothyroidism In Women
Can hypothyroidism cause low testosterone and progesterone, and if so, will stabilizing TSH correct low levels? If so, how long does it take?
Here are some. ..: Since everything always results from multiple factors which are always interacting, & behind what we know always still hides a lot of what we still don't know. But no matter whatever are, the functionality is the bottom line of care. Regardless of the outcome, just move on to manage it based on what we know and see. If working, you would see improving function in 2-3 months. But healthy lifestyle. ...Read more
Fatigue may be caused by a variety of reasons.
* restful and adequate sleep
* intra-day stress levels
* daily activity levels
* adrenal function...Possible fatigue
* thyroid function...Possible fatigue
* iatrogenic rx fatigue
it is possible for testosterone to be a factor. For example, if your total testosterone level were 5ng/dl and you complained of fatigue with low libido....Bingo. ...Read more
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
Similar to men: Aside from erectile dysfunction, women can experience the same symptoms of low testosterone as men, eg loss of sex drive (libido), loss of muscle, increase in fat, loss of bone strength (density), depression, cognitive dysfunction, etc. Currently, we don't have fda approved treatments although off-label use of testosterone has demonstrated remarkable benefits in individuals under close supervision. ...Read more
Testosterone, when in normal levels plays an important role by helping women to feel and look smarter, younger, stronger, and improve female sexual function. Low testosterone in women often misdiagnosed with anxiety and/or depression.
You also should know that replacing testosterone in women is controversial and it's not approved by the fda. ...Read more
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Labs: Polycystic Ovary Syndromne and adrenal disorders can cause this. Follow up with yur doctor to figure this out or schedule a virtual consult ...Read more
I am a 34 year old woman and some recent blood tests reveled very low testosterone (<3 ng/dl). Can this still be normal for a woman?
Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.
See and endocrinolog: Testosterone is not normally replaced in women, especially young women as no one knows the best dose to give w/o significant side effects. Cushings could be possible but some symptoms are vague, if concerned, see endocrinologist for testing for cushings and although pellets are available, they are not the most common form of hrt, requires a minor surgery and can be hard to remove. ...Read more
Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?
Am I showing signs of low testosterone? I've lost my feelings of arousal towards women. I have hard erections but less feeling and no to little orgasm
Hypogonadism: Hypogonadism (or andropause) is a clinical manifestation of low testosterone. One of the symptoms is loss of libido or sex drive. Low t may (not) affect your ability to reach orgasm although some medications, especially ssri-class of antidepressants are linked to anorgasmia. Of course, depression can also lower one's sex drive. Rather than focus on low t, go see your family doc for a complete eval. ...Read more
Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more
Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?
Be careful: The word "Low T" is pushed very hard by the big pharmaceutical industry for money. Beware of that. In men, low testosterone results in erectile difficulty, osteoporosis (bone weakness) and weakness. Men normally have lower testosterone as they age. The range of normal is large:300-1000 ng/ml so you need to talk with your doctor if there is an issue. Good luck. ...Read more
I am a 45 year old female that is experiencing severe cystic acne on my chin with acne on my forehead. Labs show low testosterone with normal estrogen and progesterone. Will testosterone help or cause more acne.
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
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
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
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
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
Low Testosterone med: Many men have decreasing testosterone levels in later years. While total t is frequently normal, the active agent, free testo. Is low. As a refulst there may be mild depression, apathy, decreased muscle strength, . T is available as injection and topical. The skin acts as a timed release vehicle. Several brands are available. Perhaps the least expensive is to have your pharmacy make up 5% t cream. ...Read more
Lab vs clinical: 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 impairment, loss of libid. ...Read more
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