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Supplements For Low Female Testosterone
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
No: By "supplement", i assume you're referring to an over-the-counter dietary aid, usually marketed as "natural" or "organic". Sorry, but the fda doesn't require any evidence of safety or effectiveness prior to manufacturer making miraculous claims. In fact, there are no substantiated randomized controlled studies published in peer reviewed journals documenting any benefit in hypogonadism. ...Read more
My total testostorone is normal, shbg high (depakote) & free t low. A recent test: dihydrotestosterone-very high why? (psa, prostate, other tests ok)
Okay...?: An isolated high value of a test within the described scenario may not be clinically relevant. In fact, high Dht indicates your bio-active form of testosterone is good, so it's logical not to assert much concern on your daily life. Bottom line is still your energy and ability on how to effectively take on personal and occupational life. If still in doubt, ask doc timely with optional Dht retest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits
Feminizing hormones: 38 M from PA asks" what does feminizing hormones mean". Have you ever heard of Google? Give this a try. In short they make a man into a woman-but mostly makes boobs get bigger and hurt and Increase risk of blood clots.. Need more information including picture and what you are taking. Happy to consult. ...Read more
Can i use aromasin (exemestane) to restore low testosterone and high estrogen? Male 30 years old with steroid abuse history.
No, don't!: Aromasin (exemestane) blocks conversion of testosterone (T) to estrogen. With low T, there's nothing to convert. Your brain needs to increase FSH and LH to stimulate your testes to produce T. Your brain stops this when you abuse anabolics, and your testes shrink. Aromasin (exemestane) will delay recovery of FSH and LH levels. It can take months or years, but you can fully recover if you wait and stay lean. ...Read more
Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone, weight good, taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?
Many possibilities: Stress ranks high up there. In this day & age, worry about finances, mortgage, job security, etc can distract & decrease one's libido. Worry about family & friends can do so, too. If you're not happy in your relationship w/your partner, it's difficult to be sexually interested. Despite being in "good" health, bad lifestyle choices like smoking, excess alcohol & other illicit drugs can decr libido. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
32 yr old healthy male. 2 reasons for visiting doc; low energy n low sex drive. Labs find total testosterone=193.Is this extremely low, low, avgerage?
47 yo male on testosterone shots.Estrogen levels >300. Overweight account for that high? Should i be worried? Correctives in addition to weight loss?
Test conversion: You are converting your testosterone to estrogen. You need to first see a doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement and switch to testosterone creams which will lessen peaks troughs you get with injection. Chrysin, dim, or Arimidex (anastrozole) will decrease the conversion. ...Read more
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
You need an REI Dr.: You need to go see a reproductive endocrinologist - one that works with transgender. A lot goes into the process and it cannot be done with supplements alone. There are great meds to make the transition easier and more successful. You may want to start here: http://t-vox.Org/index.Php?Title=talk:endocrinologists&action=edit&redlink=1. ...Read more
I'm 39 yr old female testosterone level is a 7, estradiol is <5.1, estrogen is 79, LH 4.9 & FSH 5.6 TSH 1.950. Need 2nd opinion r numbers to low/high?
It depends somewhat: On when the blood was drawn, which exact tests were done, and by what lab, but generally the numbers look totally normal. Your pituitary gland seems to think the levels are appropriate. If you have questions, check w/your doctor. ...Read more
I'm just 21 and feel low t what can I do to boost my testosterone level ?Should i take any supplement?
Not likely-evaluate!: It is extremely rare for a 21 yo to have low testosterone. Symptoms of low t are nonspecific. Other imbalances with similar symptoms are much more likely such as low thyroid or adrenal function, depression or heavy metal toxicity. See a doctor for evaluation. You can ask a doctor to test free and total testosterone levels, though your doctor will likely suggest other tests as well. ...Read more
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