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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

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


Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does any male supplement work for hypogonadism?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Does any male supplement work for hypogonadism?

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

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My total testostorone is normal, shbg high (depakote) & free t low. A recent test: dihydrotestosterone-very high why? (psa, prostate, other tests ok)

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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 more

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What does "feminizing" hormones mean? Male with high dhea, e1, e3 , progesterone and low cortisol. Testosterone lower limits

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

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Can i use aromasin (exemestane) to restore low testosterone and high estrogen? Male 30 years old with steroid abuse history.

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

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Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Causes for low ferritin levels in males?

Need to see your : Doctor. Low ferritin levels mean reduced iron stores, usually due to blood loss. In a male this requires investigation for source of blood loss. ...Read more

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Are there any sude effects of taking dhea supplement, I have low testosteran count.

Are there any sude effects of taking dhea supplement, I have low testosteran count.

Hormone Supplements: Yes. It can lower your testosterone farther. One should never be on any kind of hormone booster or supplements without the specific oversight of a physician. Anything that mimics testosterone can tell your testes that they do not need to make much testosterone. ...Read more

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Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone, weight good, taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?

Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone,  weight good,  taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?

Difficult to say: Some guys just do not make enough and need supplementation. You might just fall in that category. It sounds like you have had a work up and you do not have a tumor or anything else to account for your low testosterone. ...Read more

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For the experts - might testosterone boosters work for low testosterone?

For the experts - might testosterone boosters work for low testosterone?

Boosters: Depends what you are talking about-a lot of the things advertised as over-the-counter are unreliable/unproven.The best way to increase testosterone levels is with prescribed testosterone ...Read more

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Reasons for low sex drive in middle age man in good health, and normal testosterone level?

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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 more

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Low testosterone in a 25 year old female (pellets suggested). Random lactating but prolactin levels normal. Other symptoms suggest cushings.

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

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47 yo male on testosterone shots.Estrogen levels >300. Overweight account for that high? Should i be worried? Correctives in addition to weight loss?

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

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Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Are estrone, estradiol, progesterone and androstenedione all male or female hormones?

Both but: All of these hormones are produced by men and women. Estrone, Estradiol and Progesterone primarily female hormones. Androstenedione has androgenic (male like effects) and is elevated in many women with pcos. ...Read more

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What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?

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

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What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

What herbal supplements work good for male to female transformation?

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

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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?

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

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I'm just 21 and feel low t what can I do to boost my testosterone level ?Should i take any supplement?

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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