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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
Several: There are three primary indicators for testosterone supplementation: low testosterone level on a blood test, a low free testosterone, and erectile dysfunction. Free testosterone is the testosterone not bound to protein that is available for use (as bound testosterone can not be used in the body). See your doctor for a morning testosterone blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe but it depends: Female sex drive (libido) is even more complicated than in men. Stress, in various forms, can decrease libido. Worry about money, job, family, etc, can cause stress & distraction. Must be in good relationship w/partner. Bad lifestyle choices, poor health, medications, menopause, etc can decrease sex drive. If testosterone is very low, then replacement might help (after first addressing above). ...Read more
What is the question: Asking if testosterone causes male breast cancer or increases its risk? Asking if testosterone should be taken by a man with breast cancer? Should not take hormone supplements if one has male breast cancer without conferring with your oncologist first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am a 19 y.o male and I want my beard to grow thicker. I want to use some testosterone supplements. What are the downsides/side effects of it?
I'm 21 years old i feel low testosterone can I take zinc and fish oil supplement to boost testosterone? Are there any side effects of these supplement
They are safe if...: As i mentioned in my other answer, it's very unlikely you have low testosterone-other conditions with similar symptoms are much more likely. Ask you doc to test free & total testosterone levels. Zinc is safe to try. It can cause nausea; avoid taking more than 50 mg a day or it may impair immune function & cause low copper. Fish oil is safe but look for a purified brand to avoid heavy metals/pcb's. ...Read more
Saw in the news today that testosterone supplements for men can/do increase heart attack chances by 25%--should i worry about using andro gel?
Yes: There is an accompanying editorial by dr. Steve nissan (chief of cardiology @ cleveland clinic) with the original article which was reported in the annals of internal medicine. An earlier study showed reduced risk. Both were retrospective studies. The issue is unsettled and must await a prospective trial - it may be yrs away. Use the AndroGel only if you feel much better with it! there may b risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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