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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testoderm (Overview)

Testoderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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Which is better androderm (testosterone) or testoderm?

Which is better androderm (testosterone) or testoderm?

Equally effective: Both products are equally effective in supplementing hypogonadal men. Unfortunately, i don't believe testoderm is available in us anymore. Other options in the us besides Androderm include androgel, axiron, fortesta, striant, testim, testopel & injectable testosterone. Don't forget that testosterone can also be compounded. If you want to father children, you'll need to avoid these products. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
809 doctors shared insights

Testoderm (Overview)

Testoderm is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of nutritional or metabolic agent.


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If you're female and have high testosterone levels what exactly happens to your body?

If you're female and have high testosterone levels what exactly happens to your body?

Androgen effects: Male-pattern hair growth (facial hair), acne and male-pattern hair loss. Also, unpredictable and irregular menses. Fertility problems. Insulin resistance (elevated blood sugars) and diabetes. Easy weight gain, and often women with this problem have a lot of trouble losing weight despite stringent efforts with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Go to a credible doctor who knows the risks of testosterone and regularly monitors you. ...See more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

Why the concern?: Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be excessive. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, you may have elevated estrogen. If you notice breast enlargement on therapy, have your physician check an Estradiol level, and if elevated, consider Letrozole or arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more

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If i start using a prescribed testosterone supplement will it cause my body to stop producing its own testosterone?

If i start using a prescribed testosterone supplement will it cause my body to stop producing  its own testosterone?

Yes: As with many biological systems, the end-product (testosterone) signals the system to make less of itself. This is known as negative feedback. With testosterone, the down-regulation of your own testosterone production may eventually recover after stopping use of supplemental testosterone. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Male with low energy in middle age? Your doctor may check your testosterone - after your heart! ...See more

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What is the most effective way to enhance your testosterone levels?

What is the most effective way to enhance your testosterone levels?

With your docs help: Assuming you are having some testosterone symptoms, first have it measured. If it is too low, then your doctor will look for the cause and start to fix it. This is not something that is easy for you to do on your own. Have a doc help you. Get it right the first time, the results are worth it! ...Read more

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Do any of the pills to boost testosterone work?

Off US market: Oral testosterones were commonly used and abused in the 70's and 80's. Anadrol 50 was a benchmark of anabolic steroid abuse during that time period with dramatic results. Due to first pass hepatic metabolism, and hepatotoxicity, oral testosterones are almost extinct today, except if you have aids. Avoid otc prohormones, they will increase testosterone, but are equally hepatotoxic. Use injectables. ...Read more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

Statins that lower total cholesterol can cause low testosterone. Ask your doc! ...See more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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