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What to do when testosterone squirted in wife s eyes while giving me a shot?

What to do when testosterone squirted in wife s eyes while giving me a shot?

Nothing: One time depending on the amount will probably not be a problem.
Wash out the eye as you would any irritant. ...Read more

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Testosterone (Definition)

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I am 22 years old and have normal testosterone levels, but high dhea-s. What does it mean? Thanks in advance.

I am 22 years old and have normal testosterone levels, but high dhea-s. What does it mean? Thanks in advance.

Androgen female: Testosterone and dheas are both male hormones and present in small amounts in normal women testosterone t is produced by ovary and dheas by adrenal if elevated they suggest that gland is the abnormal since dheas is weaker than t it has milder symptoms of androgen excess. ...Read more

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Does DHEA-s have different levels throughout the day like testosterone or cortisol? How/where is it made in the body? When is it made?

Does DHEA-s have different levels throughout the day like testosterone or cortisol? How/where is it made in the body? When is it made?

Yes--highest in AM: DHEA is produced in the adrenals. It is the most abundant steroid hormone in the body. The levels are highest from 4-8 AM. DHEA levels are highest in the early 20s, and drop progressively thereafter. ...Read more

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Got a blood test that also checks testosterone Monday, what levels should they be at? I’m 21 Also if it’s low will I have to go on trt?

Got a blood test that also checks testosterone Monday, what levels should they be at? I’m 21 Also if it’s low will I have to go on trt?

WaitForTheReport: At age of 21 why was the test ordered. We can not answer unless we know the reason test was done and what time it was done and the result of the test. I suggest you wait for the test results to come back and sit with your doctor to discuss if it is normal or low and what if any treatment you may or may not need. Blood test for Testosterone is not a routine test & one has to have a reason to order it ...Read more

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Is it common to have HI DHEA-S if you have HI testosterone? My DHEA-S is at 10.8 and my testosterone is at 2.4. What can be the cause for a HI DHEA-S?

Is it common to have HI DHEA-S if you have HI testosterone? My DHEA-S is at 10.8 and my testosterone is at 2.4. What can be the cause for a HI DHEA-S?

Sometimes.: DHEAs is an androgen that is also measured along with testosterone (or at least DHEA the precursor). Typically you can have elevated testosterone and normal DHEAs. Elevated DHEAs can indicate a number of causes most involving excess adrenal activity. Elevated DHEAs is higher than 7ug/ml, and I'm not sure about the levels you reported in terms of calibration. Discuss Endo referral with your PCP ...Read more

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I have elevated morning cortisol, dhea-s and testosterone. My acth is normal. Is this common in women and are there any ways to fix it?

I have elevated morning cortisol, dhea-s and testosterone. My acth is normal. Is this common in women and are there any ways to fix it?

Hormone issue: Everyone's cortisol is higher in the AM, and almost all hormones have some kind of daily circadian rhythm. Whether or not you have a "disorder", or whether your hormones are normal, cannot be answered here. You need to see an endocrinologist. If menstrual irregularity is the main problem, a gyn endocrinologist may be a good choice. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will I be normal again ever?

Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will I be normal again ever?

Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more

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Will a performance product like USN’s 17 Testo Methox help with improving testosterone? Is this product safe to take with clomid prescribed by a doc?

Will a performance product like USN’s 17 Testo Methox help with improving testosterone? Is this product safe to take with clomid prescribed by a doc?

See below: In the absence of good, evidence-based clinical studies (double-blind, placebo-controlled, non-biased) with meaningful data and endpoints, one should be very hesitant and cautious about supplements in general and “testosterone boosters” in specific where evidence is largely both blurred and anecdotal. Re: USN’s 17 Testo Methox: https://testosteroneresource. Com/supplement-reviews/usn-17-testo/amp/ ...Read more

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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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How to increase your testosterone?

How to increase your testosterone?

Multiple factors: Many variable at play here. First is to optimize nutrition. You need healthy fats, including some saturated fat for hormone production. Cholesterol level needs to be optimal (not too low). Avoid high amounts of carbs, which can lead to metabolic syndrome and low testosterone. High body fat can cause excess estrogen which can lower testosterone. Need optimal sleep (7-8 hrs). Heavy weight training. ...Read more

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What causes testosterone to decrease?

What causes testosterone to decrease?

Aging: There is a natural decline in testosterone production with aging in men, not unlike decline in estrogen Progesterone in women at menopause. Alcohol, some drugs and some genetic disorders also lower testosterone production. ...Read more

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What's testosterone used for in women?

What's testosterone used for in women?

Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read more

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How is it that fat boosts testosterone?

How is it that fat boosts testosterone?

Fat testosterone: Actually increased body fat increases estrogen and blocks testosterone. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to lose testosterone?

Don't understand: Are you wanting you lower your current testosterone level or are you worried about losing it in the future. Your testosterone is now the highest it will be during your entire life. It will decline slowly and normally as you get older. There is no safe and appropriate way to lower it, but there is no need to do so. If it does fall too low, replacement is available later in life. ...Read more

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Is testosterone reading of 385 considered low?

Is testosterone reading of 385 considered low?

Timing of test: Hello, Testosterone levels should always be taken 8-9 am as the levels are highest then. If this reading was in the am - its normal but on the low side. If you have symptoms of fatigue, obesity, erectile dysfunction, depression, trouble losing weight - could be a sign of low T. Your number seems fine for a 79 year old male. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What is testosterone and the importance of it?

Testosterone: Testosterone is a vital hormone found in both males and females. It is the masculinizing hormone and is what changes fetuses from female to male in utero.

Testosterone affects energy. Those with too low of levels are fatigued, sluggish, depressed. They often have sleep issues. They also may have low sperm production and low libido. They very well may have an inability to maintain an erection. ...Read more

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How to know if I have high levels of testosterone?

How to know if I have high levels of testosterone?

Blood test: Despite tv ads, don't focus on testosterone level, whether high, low or normal. Instead, eat right ; exercise regularly to maximize your mental, emotional, physical ; sexual performance. Assuming you aren't taking testosterone, it's very unlikely to make too much. But if your doctor has prescribed it, then you need regular testing to be sure you have just enough ; haven't incr'd heart disease risk. ...Read more

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What should I be taking to insure a high level of testosterone?

Testosterone: No supplements increase testosterone no matter what you hear in the gym or read on the internet. Testosterone levels change with age and time of day. If you suspect a low testosterone see your doctor. Do not waste $ on "supplements". ...Read more

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How to raise testosterone? Looking or cheapest and easiest way.

How to raise testosterone? Looking or cheapest and easiest way.

Testosterone: You should not consider taking testosterone unless a laboratory study indicates a low testosterone level. If the level is normal the risks of excess testosterone outweigh any potential benefit. ...Read more

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What happens to me if all or nearly all of my testosterone is removed?

Hypogonadism: I was looking to see if you had prostate cancer since that is typically the reason why men will purposely have their testosterone level lowered, typically via shots. If reduction is gradual, you may not notice anything. If it's dramatic, you may report decrease in energy, mood ; cognitive function; loss of muscle mass, increase in body fat, decrease in sex drive, bone loss, etc. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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200 ml of testosterone enough?

Here are. ..: You probably meant 200 mg instead of 200 ml; I assumed so. However, its dose may vary depending on being as initial or maintenance use to reach to what level based on clinical response correlating with blood level. Generally, 200 mg should be ok to start out, but how often should it be given to meet your individual need? Ask your Doc. Best wish... But, never ignore healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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How is testosterone levels measured?

How is testosterone levels measured?

Carefully!: Sorry! I couldn't resist. Testosterone is typically measured by blood test, same as you might do to check for high cholesterol or diabetes. Testosterone levels vary depending upon time of day, highest in morning & lowest in afternoon/evening. Normal reference range depends upon lab & equipment used as well as test ordered. You can also check levels via saliva although this isn't standardized. ...Read more

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What is testosterone suspension for?

What is testosterone suspension for?

Testosterone: I treat a lot of patients who need testosterone but,
my apologies, I don't know what you mean by "testosterone suspension'.
Can you please let me know. ...Read more

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How can I keep testosterone levels high?

Eat right ; exercise: Don't focus on testosterone level. Instead, focus on your mental, physical ; emotional performance. Eating right eg mediterranean diet, and regular exercise will help keep you healthy and testosterone appropriate. Avoid smoking ; excess alcohol. Use above to shed abdominal fat. This will free up your testosterone to do what you want it to do. Obesity ; diabetes are common causes for low t. ...Read more

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My testosterone is showing 6 is bad I am from uk?

It just is: This level isn't "bad" but is pretty low for total testosterone level, whether from a man or a woman. Low testosterone in both sexes can cause several problems involved in hormone balance management affecting muscle mass, energy levels and sex drive to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high testosterone in females?

Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex drive, abnormal cholesterol, high blood counts, liver problems, etc. None of these are good. Don't take testosterone if you're a female, and if you have endogenous elevation of testosterone, have your doctor check out why and treat it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to have your testosterone levels checked?

What is the best way to have your testosterone levels checked?

Blood test: A simple blood test by your physician can determine that. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and I had my testosterone levels checked its was 387 is that low?

Testosterone Levels: Nope. That is considered to be normal. The levels fluctuate widely in a 24 hour period but this is fine. ...Read more

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