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If mild,: Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello I'm a female transitions to a male. I'm wanting to start the testosterone shots and I'm not sure where to start. ?
Seek specialist care: You need to find someone who specializes in transgender care. Phillip Ryan MD, is an endocrinologist in Martinsburg, WV who does participate in transgender care. His address is 2000 Foundation Way #3100 Martinsburg, WV 25401 office phone: 304.260.1436 . Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Testosterone decreases1.5-1.8% every year after age 40. It's not just about sex and sex drive! testosterone is important in many areas including bone health, energy level, Insulin resistance and depression among many other areas. There have been studies linking low testosterone with increased risk of all cause mortality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Testosterone replacment after menopause can help with libido, focus, concentration, increasing muscle mass and bone mass. When you have too much it can increase acne, oily skin, result in unwanted hair, and changes in cholesterol. It is an off label use and usually integrated physicians and age management physicians use often rather than traditional medicine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specialized glands: Brain signals regulateleydig cells in the testes which secrete testosterone. In males, most of the testosterone is produced in the testes and a small amount is derived from the adrenal gland. In females, small amounts of testosterone are produced in the ovaries and derived from the adrenal gland. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper level for you: Let me give an example. Let's say someone has high blood pressure & we prescribe some medicine but not enough to really lower bp. Worse we don't recheck. You can substitute cholesterol or sugar for BP and get same idea. Or substitute "low t" for "high blood pressure" and "increase t" for "lower bp". Same idea. You need to be sure you have enough to see effect if in fact low t is cause of concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy lifestyle: First, lose weight if you are overweight. Sleep 8 hours per/night. Increase exercise aerobic plus strength training. Take control of stress. Researching various medical website, most conclude that you need to optimize your Vitamin D levels. Increase healthy fats eg, nuts, avocados, fish, eggs, olives, olive oil. Increase zinc in diet with Oysters, shellfish and beans. Contact your Dr. about T. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Androderm is just a brand of testosterone so if you take/apply enough androderm, you shouldn't need add'l t. However, if you don't like clinical effect/benefit (or aren't receiving any), check your t level. You might need an add'l patch! if you have to apply too many patches, you might want to consider another form of t replacement. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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