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How can low testosterone in a person be treated?

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

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

Prevalence low Testo: The prevalence of low testosterone at age 30 in men is very low. The prevelance rises to moderate by age 50. Many 50-ish year old men are benefitted by testosterone supplement; only given if lab data confirms the presence of low t. After 50 the prevalence rises gradually through the decades. ...Read more

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What are the effects of women having low testosterone?

What are the effects of women having low testosterone?

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

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What are the symtoms of low testosterone. And how are you tested?

What are the symtoms of low testosterone. And how are you tested?

Many; blood test: Symptoms include a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, loss of body hair and just a sense of not being well. It has many causes. A morning blood test for testosterone can tell you if your testosterone is low. If it is, a cause should be looked for, although sometimes a "fixable" cause cannot be found. ...Read more

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Does gynocomastia comes from having low testosterone?

Does gynocomastia comes from having low testosterone?

Hormone imbalance: Gynecomastia is male breast enlargement. It is due to imbalance of estrogen and testosterone. It can be due to medication or weight gain. There is a great overview by the mayo clinic at this link:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gynecomastia/ds00850. ...Read more

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Does low testosterone levels always need to be treated?

Does low testosterone levels always need to be treated?

Not necessarily....: Generally, symptoms (such as fatigue, low muscle mass, low libido, etc.) are primary drivers of whether most people need to replace testosterone. The medical field is beginning to realize, though, that low testosterone levels are risk factors for a variety of chronic illnesses including dementia and earlier death. An informed conversation regarding the available literature is always a start. ...Read more

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I doubt if I really have low testosterone? Am I in denial at 60?

Nope!: Dr. Singh is absolutely correct. Low t is just a number (that varies from hour to hour, day to day). As long as you're honest w/yourself & feeling great, doing all the things you want to do & are happy w/yourself, then it's very unlikely that you have low t. It's also unlikely if you don't have an apple shape or beer belly. It's also unlikely if you don't take narcotics/opioids chronically. ...Read more

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What are the signs of low testosterone and what is the cure for it?

What are the signs of low testosterone and what is the cure for it?

LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 27 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia/dry eyes. ...Read more

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Low testosterone treatment options?

Low testosterone treatment options?

Many options: First find out why the testosterone is low before treatment. If no secondary cause is found, then you can treat using a variety of options: oral pill (not recommended), injection, patch, gel, and products that absorb through your gum (buccal). Talk to your doctor about the appropriateness of each option for you individually. ...Read more

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Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Estrogen: Yes. Of course. Fat cells make excess estrogens. Estrogens block testosterone production. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause excessive hunger?

Doubtful: Low testosterone is associated w/loss of sex drive & libido, plus erectile dysfunction as well as gain in fat, loss of muscle, depression, anxiety, loss of cognitive function & more. Low t is not typically associated w/excess hunger although poorly controlled diabetes might lead to hunger. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

Can low testosterone levels cause loss of smell?

No: No. If you have Kallman syndrome, you can have both loss of smell and low testosterone but low testosterone does not cause loss of smell ...Read more

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If I have low testosterone would steroids benefit me?

Yes or no.: Depends on your age. If you are a teenager, you simply may have delayed maturation. Later it can be a more serious issue. Obesity and metabolic sydrome cause conversion of testosterone to estradiol, a female hormone. This tells the pituitary gland not to stimuate the testes. Low testosterone is correlated with heart disease, osteoporosis, and ed. In this case topical-testosterone is best rx. ...Read more

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Does low testosterone in men affect the immune system?

Not directly: Testosterone has little effect on the immune system directly. However, low testosterone can be associated with depression and that is associated with poor immune function. ...Read more

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I have low testosterone can progesterone raise it higher?

Find cause first: First you must find the cause of the problem. It says you are on Testosterone in your history and taking extra testosterone turns off your own production of this hormone. One does not just take Progesterone or any other female hormone without a specific reason and a medical necessity; regardless of what the internet says. ...Read more

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How can I reverse low testosterone/high estrogen naturally?

Exercise!: Exercise leading to fat loss is best way to increase testosterone & lower estrogen. Fat contains aromatase enzyme that converts testosterone into estradiol. So fat loss means less testosterone is converted into estrogen, thereby improving your t:e ratio. And exercise is best way to do so naturally. Of course, eating right goes a long ways to helping you exercise more & lose fat, too. ...Read more

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I have a low testosterone count. Am I infertile so no need to worry?

I have a low testosterone count. Am I infertile so no need to worry?

Not necessarily: Sorry to be vague but too many variables. For instance, how low is low? And why is testosterone low? Damage to testes could certainly decrease both t & sperm production but unless you don't produce any at all, you only need one to get someone pregnant. If testes are fine, then may pituitary issue could maintain fsh while dropping lh, so still make sperm w/o t. Bigger question is worry about what? ...Read more

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I have borderline low testosterone should I do testosterone therapy?

Low testosterone: With borderline values make sure secondary causes (obesity, sleep apnea, medications) are ruled out. Also make sure the level taken was close to 8 am. ...Read more

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Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen?

Is cellulite in men a sign of low testosterone and/or high estrogen?

Here are some. ..: Over the past 4-5 decades, I have never read or heard articles or discussions on the tale or concern of connecting cellulite with low-T &/or high-estrogen. But, I've been impressed with hereditary trend to cellulite. Nowadays, more young men have low-T than used to be due to increasing incidence of metabolic syndromes, obesity, drug overuse/abuse, stress, poor lifestyle, etc. So, test T if needed. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes low testosterone levels?

Decreased: Production by primary testis problem or lack of stimulation of testis by pituitary, but also commonly related to obesity and depression. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone and high estrogen cause thinking problems in males?

Can low testosterone and high estrogen cause thinking problems in males?

Yes of coursse: Any kind of hormone imbalance in male or female will cause different kind of physical, mental and behavior problem
the question is why you have that make sure you do not have any testicles tumor or lumps you might have to make sure you do not have hormone producing tumor in lung and liver
do you have any gyncomastia or enlarge male breast as well or not
the answer to your question is yes it does ...Read more

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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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Does it mean that I have low Testosterone because I can't grow back hair?

Does it mean that I have low Testosterone because I can't grow back hair?

No: Many men don't grow much hair on their backs. The amount of body hair a man grows is primarily genetically determined. If you're the only male in your family (both your mom's and dad's families) without much hair on your back, asking your doctor to check a testosterone level may be reasonable. ...Read more

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