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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 your treatment options for high testosterone levels in females?

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What are your treatment options for high testosterone levels in females?

Anti-androgens: While spironolactone is typically used as a water pill in high blood pressure & heart failure etc, it can also be prescribed for its anti-androgen effects (http://www.drugs.com/spironolactone.html). Depending upon effect of "high" testosterone, hormonal contraception can also be used to combat some signs & symptoms, such as acne. Best to check w/your family doc to first discover cause of high T. ...Read more

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What are the effects of high testosterone in females?

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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Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of higher testosterone in women?

High Testosterone : High testosterone symptoms depend on just how high the testosterone is. It can cause cliteromegaly in extreme cases. Other symptoms are acne, oily skin, hoarse voice, and change in muscle bulk. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of trying hCG shots for treatment of low testosterone in 32 year old male? Are there any significant risks?

What are the pros and cons of trying hCG shots for treatment of low testosterone in 32 year old male?  Are there any significant risks?

Very complex answer: Need >400 chars, but: HCG is used more when fertility is desired bc testosterone can cause dec in testicular volume and sperm count. If ur lh/fsh hormone levels are elevated, then HCG probly won't work, but if not, the HCG will will stimulate leydig cells in testes to produce more testosterone. No significant side effects at usual doses. ...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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What are the symptoms of low testosterone in women?

Female & Testosteron: Not sure where this question is coming from or what you are really asking. But, yes, women do have some testosterone and men have some estrogen. There are no symptoms to report in either scenario. ...Read more

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Is there any recent research about what purpose prolactin serves in men or whether low prolactin levels are harmful for them?

Little effect: Better understood is that hyperprolactinemia can cause erectile dysfunction and infertilty in men due suppressive effects on lh and fsh. There have been a few studies suggesting that hypoprolactinemia in men can also cause infertility in men. ...Read more

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In case of testosterone deficit for young male, does doctors usually prescribe hCG and Clomid (clomiphene) instead of testo supplementation ? What you think ?

In case of testosterone deficit for young male, does doctors usually prescribe hCG and Clomid (clomiphene) instead of testo supplementation ? What you think ?

It depends....: It depends why a young man has testosterone deficiency. There are certain pituitary conditions that lead to testosterone deficiency. Testicular varicose veins (varicocele) can also lead to low testosterone production. The idea is to find out where the problem lies before discussing which treatments are best. They all have their pros and cons. ...Read more

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What are treatment options and medication side effects for low testosterone in a young male (25)?

What are treatment options and medication side effects for low testosterone in a young male (25)?

Low T: There are several treatment options for low t in younger men. We do not give testosterone as we can shut off their own system of production. This usually is due to the system decreasing production and not the bodies ability to produce. We find the underlying cause for the low level such as Insulin resistance or low dhea. We can also use HCG injections or Clomid (clomiphene) to stimulate the production. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat high testosterone in females?

What are some ways to treat high testosterone in females?

Endocrinologist: High testosterone levels in females could be a marker for endocrine problems in females coming from dna abnormalities, or hypothalamic/ or other central brain disorders. You need to rule out skin to skin transference from a male partner using a prescription transdermal testosterone like AndroGel of Axiron to name a few. Skin to skin contact should be avoided for at least 6 hours after applicaton. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of women using dhea?

What are the benefits of women using dhea?

Benefit: Science suggests that if deficient, replacement can improve libido and depression in women. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good for the male urethra?

Which vitamins are good for the male urethra?

None: That i know of. Most men of your age will benefit from vitamin d, specially if they live in northern places & use sun block. Not for urethra, but for general health. There is little scientific evidence of any other vitamins being good for anything. Healthy diet with lots of fresh fruit & vegetables, low in sugar & carbs & modest with red meat is better than all the vitamins in the world. ...Read more

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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 more

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Dr's. What is the normal number for estrogen in women who are 35 to 36 years?

Dr's. What is the normal number for estrogen in women who are 35 to 36 years?

No real normal. : Estrogen levels in premenopausal women vary widely depending on where you are in the menstrual cycle. There is not a true "normal" number which is why it is rarely tested. It is not a very useful test in premenopausal women. ...Read more

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Is there a normal level of estradiol for males in their thirties? Is there a normalized estrogen-testosterone ratio?

Ranges defined: E2 levels for young men vary from 10-50 pg/ml. Obesity, liver dysfunction and estrogen intake from soy and legumes as well as Anabolic steroids can dramatically increase these levels. ...Read more

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Total testosterone level is 163 and free is 31.4 and my doctor prescribed axiron. Are there any side effects to this relating to sperm count?

Yes: It is important to have multiple tests of testosterone done before starting medication. They should be done in the morning. It is also important to check lh and fsh levels to see if the problem is in the testicles or pituitary/hypothalamus. Long term testosterone usage is associated with infertility since your testicles stop working. ...Read more

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What are the optimum levels of the thyroid for a young woman?

What are the optimum levels of the thyroid for a young woman?

Thyroid disease?: Hi. It's not clear from your statement if you're being treated for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. So let's assume you must be being treated for abnormal thyroid function. In these cases, I usually use a goal for TSH of roughly 1-2. If treating hypothyroidism, l-thyroxine therapy brings TSH down to that range and if treating hyperthyroidism, methimazole (or equivalent) brings TSH up to there. ...Read more

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What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

Estrogen and Men: Estrogen will feminize a male physique. It will block Testosterone production. It will help a male grow breasts and soften their stomach. I am not sure why you would want to be on Estrogen. Are you Transgendered? ...Read more

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