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Testosterone (Definition)

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What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

What are the causes and effects of too low hemoglobin?

Low hemoglobin: Anemia may be caused by blood loss perhaps through GI bleeding or decreased blood production in bone marrow. Fatigue and shortness of breath are most common dymptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hypothyroidism. And high testosterone?

What are the causes of hypothyroidism. And high testosterone?

It's complicated...: Assuming that one is interpreting correctly the lab results, the causes for low thyroid and high testosterone levels may be that the feedback chemicals and stimulating chemicals in the body are not working properly, so the normal amounts of thyroid and testosterone hormones are not present. Endocrinology can get complex. The doctor can check for viral infections, immune disorders, and tumors, too. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of low testosterone?

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What are the side effects of low testosterone?

How low is low?: Patients may or may not notice any symptoms typically associated w/low testosterone. It depends upon what you're used to and how low is low. For instance, everyone agrees an F is failure. But some consider anything but an A equivalent to failure. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/definition/con-20014235 for info on hypogonadism or low T. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

What are the causes of low testosterone levels?

Many causes: Any problem in the testosterone pathway from the brain to the pituitary to the testicle can lead to low testosterone levels. Levels decline as you get older, but not to below normal levels. Medication, trauma, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, toxins can all lead to low t levels. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes and implications of extremely low levels of triglycerides?

What are the causes and implications of extremely low levels of triglycerides?

Healthy: I'm not aware of any disease process that results from triglycerides that are too low. We consider low tg to be exceedingly healthy. If yours are low, congratulations! ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of low iron levels?

What are some of the side effects of low iron levels?

Anemia: It is not the low iron levels per se that cause symptoms, but the anemia due to iron deficiency that, depending on severity, may cause symptoms. Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/iron-deficiency-anemia/basics/symptoms/con-20019327 ...Read more

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What are the effects and symptoms of high cholesterol levels?

What are the effects and symptoms of high cholesterol levels?

Atherosclerosis and: Asympotmatic. High cholesterol, by itself, does not produce any symptoms. It is a risk factor for atherosclerosis of blood vessels that can cause many diseases, e.g., heart attack, stroke, gangrene, kidney failure etc. ...Read more

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What are some of the benefits of high testosterone levels?

What are some of the benefits of high testosterone levels?

Benefits?: Testosterone helps build lean muscle mass and increase hemoglobin but the levels should not be higher than normal because of adverse effects such as increased risk of heart attacks, obstructive sleep apnea, increased hemoglobin and potential stroke or clots. It also increases risks of prostate cancer. ...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 are the symtoms of low testosterone. And how are you tested?

What are the symtoms of low testosterone. And how are you tested?

Many; blood test: Symptoms include a decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, loss of body hair and just a sense of not being well. It has many causes. A morning blood test for testosterone can tell you if your testosterone is low. If it is, a cause should be looked for, although sometimes a "fixable" cause cannot be found. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of testosterone supplements?

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Don't waste your $: There are no such things as testosterone supplements, at least none that are fda approved w/peer-reviewed data. Worst, the manufacturers are not required to demonstrate safety (think contamination) or efficacy of their product while being allowed to make miraculous claims as long as they display the fda disclaimer. So what side effects are possible? Anything & everything. The sky's the limit! ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side effects of low iron levels?

Doctors, what are the side effects of low iron levels?

Iron deficiency: fatigue and poor concentration. of course if the deficiency leads to anemia. then the anemia will cause exertional symptoms, near syncope , light headedness. restless leg and sleep disturbances can happen as well. iron is important to extract energy from nutrition ...Read more

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What are the dietary causes and effects of diabetes?

What are the dietary causes and effects of diabetes?

Unhealthy lifestyle: Hi. The typical American diet is part of an unhealthy lifestyle full of fast food, processed food, white bread, saturated fat, & simple sugar. Might I suggest whole grains, legumes, nuts, healthy oils (canola & olive), fruits & veggies, lean meats, nonfat dairy?! And regular exercise. Healthy lifestyle would go a long way toward fixing the epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes seen in the world! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of being off testosterone injections for a month and level of 227?

What are the side effects of being off testosterone injections for a month and level of 227?

Withdrawal: It is possible if you've been on prolonged testosterone replacement therapy that you body is no longer producing really any testosterone anymore. So you can be left in a worse of state than when you started. 227 is low but it also depends on where you started, length of treatment and levels during treatment. You can feel tired, weak and depressed if you stop treatment suddenly and levels drop. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low testosterone? And what are some common treatments?

Many: Decrease libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, mental fogginess/fuzziness, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, loss of muscle, increased weight gain, decreased facial hair and osteoporosis. Several ways to administer testosterone, the best is with transdermal gels which most effectively reproduce normal levels and diurnal variation. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of low testosterone and how can it be increased?

Symptoms first: Erectile dysfunction infertility decrease in beard and body hair growth decrease in muscle mass development of breast tissue (gynecomastia) loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) fatigue decreased sex drive difficulty concentrating hot flashes and possibly depression. Treatments include hormone replacement by gel, underarm roll-on, injection (muscular), and implantation of testosterone pellets, or oral. ...Read more

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How to increase estrogen levels and what are some side effects?

How to increase estrogen levels and what are some side effects?

5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and drawbacks of testosterone supplementation?

What are the benefits and drawbacks of testosterone supplementation?

Long list: Good: libido, erections, muscle mass, better fat and Insulin metabolism, mood, energy. Bad: can elevate red cells too high, can cause increased prostate size, won't get great results w/o diet and exercise improvement. ...Read more

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