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What Are Causes And Effects Of Low Testosterone And Boosters
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Laboratory definition of low testosterone is a result below lower limit of normal reference range for that person's age & gender. Blood should be drawn in early morning (before 10am) w/2 abnormal results to support clinical definition of low t (hypogonadism) which may include low energy, loss of or inability to gain muscle, increase in abdominal fat, depression, cognitive ...Read more
Age: Low hormones comes from aging. The degenerative process starts at 30 when everyone loses about 1-3% of hormones per year. This can be expedited by poor lifestyle: too much drinking, drugs/pain pills, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, chronic diseases, trauma and poor diet. Change your lifestyle to improve your health. ...Read more
Low libido: But this is reversible with low dose testosterone supplementation ...Read more
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 26 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia. ...Read more
Low Testosterone: Testosterone (t) provides men with several benefits for well-being. Low t results in many issues, mainly decreased sex drive, problems with moodiness, depression, fatigue and weight gain. Long term effects are now becoming more evident. However, at your age it is unlikely you have had low t for long, if you went through puberty normally. Get checked and remember: taking t decreases sperm count. ...Read more
Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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