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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Overview)

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

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Overview)

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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Testosterone (Tip)

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 your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a 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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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

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Testosterone (Tip)

Male with low energy in middle age? Your doctor may check your testosterone - after your heart! ...See 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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Is it safe to use testosterone tablets?

Is it safe to use testosterone tablets?

Do not take any: Form of testosterone by mouth. Lethal over the long term because it goes to the liver first! Lowers good cholesterol and will promote heart disease and liver issues! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Testosterone (Tip)

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

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My son who is 15 accidentally used testosterone gel will he be ok?

My son who is 15 accidentally used testosterone gel will he be ok?

Yes: Brief exposure to testosterone gel should not produce any long-term effects. Call your doctor if the person develops enlarged genitals, premature pubic hair, increased libido, or aggressive behavior. Be aware that occassionally testosterone may be used by atheletes to increase muscle mass and it is reported up to 2% of teenage boys have tried steroids for that reason. ...Read more

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Which is more effective? Testosterone injection or androgel?

Which is more effective? Testosterone injection or androgel?

Gel vs injection: Testosterone replacement therapy, or trt, can be done with shots (typically administered every 2-3 weeks) or a daily application of a gel or cream. Both methods are fda-approved. Shots increase t levels rapidly and taper off slowly until the next shot. The topical method, in my opinion, is superior in that it mimics more closely how t is secreted naturally by your body. ...Read more

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Testosterone (Tip)

What's my Estradiol level. If high, this is a big risk factor for testosterone therapy! ...See more

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Do any of the pills to boost testosterone work?

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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Hello im like 40yrs. Old and would like to no. If there is a OTC testosterone booster that works?

Hello im like 40yrs. Old and would like to no. If there is a OTC testosterone booster that works?

Define "works": These products are "supplements" and as such are not regulated by the FDA. They never have to contain what they say, or do what they promise. Most will boost some of the hormone precursors which produce all the side effects of testosterone, without actually creating testosterone. Acne, shrunken testis, steroid rage, etc. Should all be expected. ...Read more

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Testosterone (Tip)

Obesity increases the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, which can lead to low testosterone. ...See more

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Is weider prime that supports testosterone safe for younger women to take?

Is weider prime that supports testosterone safe for younger women to take?

No: I wouldn't recommend any over-the-counter products of that sort. Can be dangerous, and there is no evidence of its benefits. You might see short-term benefits if you are a power lifter or body builder, but the risks aren't worth it. If your interest is in powerlifting or bodybuilding, you might consider http://nanbf. Org/ (North American Natural Bodybuilding Federation). Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Chinn Dr. Chinn
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Testosterone (Tip)

Fatigued and depressed, could be low testosterone; may need depo-t. ...See more

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Can men safely take testosterone in their 70s?

Can men safely take testosterone in their 70s?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: As long as appropriate screening for latent prostate cancer is performed, then older men can safely take it if they need it. Interestingly there are studies that suggest safety in localized cancer. ...Read more

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Hi, I m already on decadurabolin and testosterone propionate for weight gain! What are the dangerous effects? Deca 200mg, test 350mg/week. (16th day)

STOP!: You are taking dangerous medications that have serious side effects. Find out why you need to gain weight from a reputable doctor. The danger is to your ability to have children. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Testosterone (Tip)

Avoid pellet therapy. Results are erratic at best. Usually not covered, either! ...See more

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What is the best testosterone pill to increase youn testtosterone there is so many advertised?

What is the best testosterone pill to increase youn testtosterone there is so many advertised?

None: No pill can safely raise t levels. There are contraband pills that can be liver toxic but all the over the counter stuff is garbage. See a doctor to find out if u even need testosterone. ...Read more

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Could my 7 months of fatigue, headaches, low testosterone/eye pressure & earaches be due to pituitary tumor? Aren't they generally not life threatening

Could my 7 months of fatigue, headaches, low testosterone/eye pressure & earaches be due to pituitary tumor? Aren't they generally not life threatening

YES AND NO: The most common pituitary tumors tend to be benign but can affect hormones and sometimes need to be removed if they get too big. It may be time to have a good examination of your visual fields, a recheck of your thyroid function and perhaps a look at growth Hormone, LH, FSH, Prolactin and an MRI. ...Read more

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Testosterone (Tip)

Injections are cheaper, but more likely cause BPH and polycythemia. Gels are safer! ...See more

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Side effect of testosterone injections for the treatment of low testosterone cernos depot injection?

T REPL.: There are risks and benefits of all medical therapies. The untreated 0800 total and free t results will help guide you through the decision. If the t is <100 the bones need more for their health. The exogenous or replacement t will hamper the testes and adrenal glands own production. Too much t and a largely fluctuating t can have side effects also. The body has a wavey rise and fall daily. ...Read more

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What are side effects of testosterone?

What are side effects of testosterone?

Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read more

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Testosterone (Tip)

My research in the journal of nutrition shows that 100mg of zinc and 100mg dhea increase testo! ...See more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) have any effect on the endocrine system, total testosterone, or shbg?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) have any effect on the endocrine system, total testosterone, or shbg?

Effexor (venlafaxine) ; endocrine: Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause sexual dysfunction, but not through direct endocrine pathways. It disinhibits the descending serotonin pathway from the brain stem through the spinal cord to neurons mediating spinal reflexes such as ejaculation and orgasm. The increased serotonin release inhibits sexual functioning. Rarely, thyroid dysfunction ; hyperprolactinemia are associated with effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

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Are there pills that make you last longer? Also is there such thing as "bound" and "free" testosterone and is there to convert the bound into free?

Are there pills that make you last longer? Also is there such thing as "bound" and "free" testosterone and is there to convert the bound into free?

No pills: Testosterone circulates in the blood stream attached to sex hormone binding globulin (not biologically active), Albumin (biologically active), and a small quantity is "free" (biologically active). There is no reason to convert bound to free, it will not make you any stronger, better, viril, or make you last longer. Do not fool with mother nature, bad things will happen. ...Read more

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