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What are the indications for testosterone supplementation in men?

What are the indications for testosterone supplementation in men?

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 more

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What are side effects of testosterone supplementation in men?

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 more

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Why do docs recommend testosterone supplementation for men?

Why do docs recommend testosterone supplementation for men?

Helps balance estrog: Testosterone supplements helps balance estrogen excess if there is body weight issue. Testosterone levels usually decline in male after 40 yrs of age. ...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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Will testosterone supplementation help improve female sex drive?

Will testosterone supplementation help improve female sex drive?

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

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Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

Male breast cancer and testosterone supplementation?

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 more

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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 more

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What effects would testosterone supplements have on mans appearance?

What effects would testosterone supplements have on mans appearance?

Depends: Testosterone in adult men with normal virilization will notice no change. Very large doses used by body builders will cause increased muscle mass, very small testicles and infertility. So called "supplements" do not cause any change in testosterone or men's appearances (except that their wallets will be thinner). ...Read more

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Does Niacin supplementation in a dose of 500 mg/day have any impact in elevating testosterone levels in men? Thank you.

Not great data: Evidence suggests higher doses of Niacin 1-3gm may lead to a growth hormone surge, but not so much testosterone. Remember as the dose of niacin increases so do the adverse effects like flushing. I would be very cautious about higher doses of Niacin for supplement purposes, but if your doctor feels it would benefit you from a cholesterol perspective, that's another story. ...Read more

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Can taking the supplement TAURINE in a 3 gram dose raise testosterone levels in men?

Can taking the supplement TAURINE in a 3 gram dose raise testosterone levels in men?

Definitely maybe!: As far as I can tell, this has not been researched in humans so no one really knows. There is evidence taurine raises testosterone in rats, but that does not mean it will do so in humans; the doses used were equivalent to 15 grams/day but lower amounts may help. However, Taurine has many other proven benefits. See https://www.anabolicmen.com/taurine-testosterone/ and http://tinyurl.com/hpdlzgl ...Read more

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