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What Are Side Effects Of Testosterone Supplementation In Men
Few if needed: The key is to only use if needed and get the right amount to replace a deficit. Too much can cause problems with the prostate, atrophy of the testicles, fluctuations in libido and mood, elevated lipids, and acne. Blood levels of free testosterone can guide the amount of replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Heart attack & strok: Dr. Patel pointed out the obvious side effects that you can monitor along w/drop in good cholesterol. Too much testosterone supplementation can also increase blood pressure & thicken your blood (polycythemia). These 3 factors can increase your risk for heart attack and/or stroke. Excess testosterone can also be converted into Dht & Estradiol leading to prostate, hair & male breast issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Axiron/Androgel are well tolerated. Rash and inc sweat may occur ...Read more
Deficiency??: If you take hgh and you don't meet the fda criteria for needing it you run the risk of significant morbidity: raised intracranial pressure, high blood sugar, joint/muscle pain, cardiovascular problems, deformities of bones, and increased long term risk for cancer because of abnormally high growth factors circulating in your body. It would be unwise to take it for doping purposes. ...Read more
Clomifene: Clomifene citrate has been found very effective in the treatment of secondary male hypogonadism in many cases this has shown to be a much more attractive option than testosterone replacement therapy (trt) in many cases because of the reduced cost and convenience of taking a pill as opposed to testosterone injections or gels. Unlike traditional trt it also does not shrink the testes. Res. ...Read more
Similar to men: Aside from erectile dysfunction, women can experience the same symptoms of low testosterone as men, eg loss of sex drive (libido), loss of muscle, increase in fat, loss of bone strength (density), depression, cognitive dysfunction, etc. Currently, we don't have fda approved treatments although off-label use of testosterone has demonstrated remarkable benefits in individuals under close supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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