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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Can high DHT cause prostate problems?

Can high DHT cause prostate problems?

Yes: High Dht (dihydrotestosterone) is associated w/prostate enlargement (and hair loss). Medical solution is 5ari, eg Finasteride (proscar (finasteride) & propecia) or Dutasteride (avodart), which stops conversion of testosterone into dht. But Dht sits on other side of seesaw from e2 (estradiol) so lowering Dht might raise e2, leading to erectile dysfunction + loss of libido. So be very careful! ...Read more

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Can testosterone therapy cause prostrate cancer?

Testosterone effects: It is not known whether T replacement causes prostate ca. However, if you currently have a subclinical prostate ca, T can increase its aggressiveness. Add this to the other complications of T, such as heart disease, clotting, etc (your profile lists "6 stents"), and it should be done very cautiously. T is not a fountain of youth. It is overprescribed, driven by advertising and hype. ...Read more

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What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

What causes PSA levels to increase after prostate removal due to prostate gland enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Increased levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood can be a sign of prostate cancer: However, cancer is just one of several possible causes of increased PSA. Prostate tissue normally releases small amounts of PSA into your blood. When the prostate grows, PSA levels increase. When the entire prostate is removed, PSA levels fall close to zero. Most procedures used to treat an enlarged prostate remove only part of the prostate, which partially decreases PSA levels. After any enlarged prostate procedure, a number of factors can cause PSA levels to go up again. For example: Prostate cancer. , Recurrent benign prostate growth. , Inflammation of prostate tissue (prostatitis). . If you have increasing PSA levels after surgery for enlarged prostate, your doctor might recommend: A wait-and-see approach. , Medication. , Additional tests. ...Read more

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If testosterone levels are low, can this cause prostatic carcinoma?

If testosterone levels are low, can this cause prostatic carcinoma?

No: We used to think that testosterone caused prostate cancer, there is no evidence that normal or low levels are associated with increased risk. However, low levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, bone loss, loss of muscle, increased fat accumulation, moodiness and a lower feeling of well being. Men with prostate cancer may be treated with medication to lower testosterone. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone for men block testosterone & causes impotence?

Does spironolactone for men block testosterone & causes impotence?

Common side effect: Spironolactone is considered a testosterone-blocker. While it is a blood pressure medication, it has side effects of breast development, decreased erections - particularly morning erections. Many transgender people use spironolactone as they are transitioning from male to female. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

Does testosterone therapy cause prostate cancer?

It can enhance the r: It increases the risk of Prostate cancer in someone who is prone to get prostate Cancer. So one has to be monitored for this potential complication. ...Read more

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Could phytosterols cause testicular atrophy?

Could phytosterols cause testicular atrophy?

No: Have similar cemical structure to cholesterol ; steroid hormones, but do not affect testes. So continue if you really need it. ...Read more

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Can dihydrotestosterone cause high psa levels?

Can dihydrotestosterone cause high psa levels?

Yes?: Dihydrotestosterone (dht) is the bio-active form of testosterone(t). Blocking t to Dht by 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as Finasteride or Dutasteride will decrease psa by some 50%. So, we can say more Dht may cause psa elevation. But, still remember, to a great extent, a healthy body has all bio-feed-back automation to regulate the balance of substances of metabolism. Then, if any, high dht... ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause impotence?

Can hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause impotence?

It can.: Androgen deprivation therapy (adt), or hormonal therapy for prostate cancer, seeks to eliminate androgens like testosterone which can be fuel for prostate cancer cells. Eliminating these hormones can have a major effect on sexual function, such as decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause infertility in males?

Can prostatitis cause infertility in males?

Prostatitis: Whiles acute prostatitis may cause white blood cells to appear in the semen analysis, it rarely is a significant contributor to male infertility. ...Read more

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Could adrenal glandulars increase dhea and testosterone levels?

Yes: Glandulars have been a traditional source of these hormones, but there absorption is not realiable. Check with your doctor or check out acam which is an organization that has investigated and held standards on hormone supplementation. They even have a physician referral on there website. ...Read more

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Is DHT (dihydrotestosterone) related to testosterone level and other hormones?

Is DHT (dihydrotestosterone) related to testosterone level and other hormones?

Yes: Testosterone is broken down into Dht & Estradiol (e2). Too much Dht is associated w/hair loss & prostate enlargement. Too much e2 is associated w/gynecomastia, eg nipple sensitivity and/or male breast development (moobs). Different medications can stop metabolism of t but can also upset balance (think of a seesaw). So if Dht goes down, e2 might go up. And vice versa. Talk to doc & monitor levels. ...Read more

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Can axiron for low testosterone shrink testicles?

Can axiron for low testosterone shrink testicles?

Yes: Use of exogenous testosterone can, by way of a feedback mechanism, cause atrophy of the testicles and reduction in testicular function. ...Read more

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Can elevated testosterone levels from PCOS cause secondary erythrocytosis?

Unlikely: I have never heard of high testosterone levels associated with PCOS causing erythrocytosis. Receiving testosterone (typically by injection) can do this, but you need very high testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Could synthetic testosterone cause cancer?

No: There's enough to worry about in real life without paying attention to made-up internet scare stories. ...Read more

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Doc wht causes high testosterone level which increase DHT causing baldness.Docs say ejaculation of sperm excessively does not cause baldness at age2o?

Doc wht causes high testosterone level which increase DHT causing baldness.Docs say ejaculation of sperm excessively does not cause baldness at age2o?

Genetics & health: Testosterone level reflects your genetics & your health. You're born to produce a certain amount (wide range of normal). You can decrease that amount via bad health habits. To some extent you can increase your t by losing fat weight. That's where exercise is important. Masturbation does not count as exercise significant enough to raise t. Genetics also determines baldness & t conversion into dht. ...Read more

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Does a high DHT cause prostate problems?

Does a high DHT cause prostate problems?

Yes: High Dht (dihydrotestosterone) is associated w/prostate enlargement (and hair loss). Medical solution is 5ari, eg Finasteride (proscar (finasteride) & propecia) or Dutasteride (avodart), which stops conversion of testosterone into dht. But Dht sits on other side of seesaw from e2 (estradiol) so lowering Dht might raise e2, leading to erectile dysfunction + loss of libido. So be very careful! ...Read more

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Can taking testosterone cause weight gain or testicular atrophy?

Can taking testosterone cause weight gain or testicular atrophy?

Yes: Although weight gain can be caused by medications it is multifactorial and testosterone alone would not be the culprit. In large doses, exogenous (not from your body) testosterone will definitely shut down your brain's signal to the testis to make testosterone and this can lead to testicular atrophy. ...Read more

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