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Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...Read more

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Testosterone Injections (Definition)

Testosterone (t) injections are one of least expensive means of boosting one's testosterone level. Oil-based t cypionate & t enanthate are best given in muscle (buttocks or thighs) at least weekly to minimize ups & downs since half-life of this version is 7-10 days. If you get a shot every 2-4 weeks, your peak levels will be much higher than necessary & your trough (lowest) level ...Read more


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

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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Testosterone injections and dosage?

Testosterone: It depends on your level from blood work. Usually the dose is 200mg/ml. So 1 ml in the muscle once per week. Only your dr. Can determine this. ...Read more

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Witch more safe for low testosterone at man 49 years old androgel or clomid (clomiphene) ?

Witch more safe for low testosterone at man 49 years old androgel or clomid (clomiphene)  ?

Unknown: There are no good long term studies looking at the safety of testosterone or clomiphene in men. However, clomiphene works in a more "natural" way to increase testosterone levels, and therefore may be safer. You should always do multiple baseline tests for testosterone, and have clear cut symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency before starting either medication. ...Read more

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How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

How does giving FSH and LH in a fertility drug for women who need IVF help?

Superovulation: Fsh & lh help stimulate egg development in the ovaries. More eggs give you more embryos with better success rates for ivf. ...Read more

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What is the proper procedure for testosterone cypionate injections for males with delayed puberty problems?

What is the proper procedure for testosterone cypionate injections for males with delayed puberty problems?

Varies: The injections can be given in various doses: 50-200 mg, various intervals: 1-4 weeks. The exact approach is driven by the clinical response monitored by exam and blood work. ...Read more

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How long would one injection of testosterone enanthanate supress natural testosterone levels.. I only took 1 age 16.5?

How long would one injection of testosterone enanthanate supress natural testosterone levels.. I only took 1 age 16.5?

5 half-lives: This question has been asked repeatedly. Please search the HealthTap database for the answer from various doctors. Bottom line, don't do it. And if you already have, don't do it again. ...Read more

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Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?

Why is bioidentical compounded testosterone covered for men by insurance but few female hormones mostly synthetic and no compounded ones for Women are?

It's a Mystery: One of my greatest frustrations in caring for patients is dealing with insurance coverages.Not only are their discrepancies between sexes but every year they change forcing us to treat the patient with what is covered and not what is best for them. Another example is Breast Reconstruction is covered after breast cancer but testicular prosthesis is not covered after testicular cancer. Mind Boggling ...Read more

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What is the risks for lupron (leuprolide) injections to induce menopause at 30 years old?

What is the risks for lupron (leuprolide) injections to induce menopause at 30 years old?

Minimal, if: Minimal risks if used appropriately for the right reasons, and for a limited period of time. A few symptoms, but no significant risks. It is not appropriate to treat a solid/septate ovarian mass with Lupron (leuprolide) without a firm diagnosis though. ...Read more

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Why was testosterone being considered for women who needed a boost to their libido?

Why was testosterone being considered for women who needed a boost to their libido?

Androgens: Libido is very complex. It is well accepted that Progesterone a mild androgen boosts libido. Testosterone is a stronger androgen. It does wok on some women. Be wary of masculinizing side effects. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) work for older women with high fsh?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) work for older women with high fsh?

Sometimes: It can. It likely will not work as well. There is no harm to try. But usually more powerful treatments are needed. ...Read more

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For the experts - might testosterone boosters work for low testosterone?

Boosters: Depends what you are talking about-a lot of the things advertised as over-the-counter are unreliable/unproven.The best way to increase testosterone levels is with prescribed testosterone ...Read more

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How safe are testosterone injections?

How safe are testosterone injections?

Testosterone: Testosterone injections are only safe if there is evidence of low testosterone levels. If your levels are normal you are asking for trouble if you keep increasing testosterone doses. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why use bromocriptine medication for infertile women?

Why use bromocriptine medication for infertile women?

Elevated prolactin: Bromocriptine is commonly used to treat microadenomas of the pituitary gland. These result in an elevated level of prolactin with will inhibit ovulation. Bromocriptine can lower prolactin levels in affected women and thus help them ovulate. ...Read more

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Adult-onset hypogonadotropic hypogonadism--how does gnrh therapy differ from normal testosterone therapy? Which therapy is best for 42 year old male?

Adult-onset hypogonadotropic hypogonadism--how does gnrh therapy differ from normal testosterone therapy? Which therapy is best for 42 year old male?

Only for children: Gnrh is by injection, vey expensive, and only for children -- it wouldn't be appropriate or effective or prescribed for you. Stick with transdermal testosterone. Hopefully, you've had your undescended testicle fixed early in childhood, as they can become cancerous of not brought down surgically early in life. If it's still undescended, see you doctor soon. ...Read more

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