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Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido. ...Read more

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Menstruation (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

Need units: on your prolactin level. The usual units are ng/mL, if yours is 110 ng/mL it is very significantly elevated. Please check those units! ...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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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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