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Testosterone (Definition)

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


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What secretes testosterone?

What secretes testosterone?

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 more

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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone 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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How to boost testosterone?

How to boost testosterone?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: testosterone, total?

Lab measurement: Total testosterone is a lab measure of total concentration in blood, representing "all" testosterone. It includes fractions tightly bound to sex hormone binding globulin (shbg), loosely bound to albumin, and free testosterone (not bound to anything, therefore available to do what you expect of testosterone). Labs use different methods to measure total testosterone so know your reference ranges. ...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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If the doctor prescribe Testosterone Propionate for TRT shouldn't he check your testosterone levels to know if the dosage is too much or not?

Yes: Most doctors do check a blood level to find out if the dose is correct. The timing may differ. Usually 2-3 months after starting the medication or changing the dose. When it is stable, they may check the blood level every 6-12 months. ...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

Androgen (Definition)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very ...Read more


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