Doctor insights on:
What Causes Low Testosterone In Men
What would cause high androsterone and high androstanediol but low testosterone in a woman in her thirties?
Many causes: There are many causes for low testosterone. They include testicular atrophy (small testes that develop), testicular dysgenesis (a genetic illness), stress, diabetes, alcoholism, marijuana use- to mention a few. You should see your physician to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does the use of methadone or opiates under dr supervision cause low testosterone in men? Or is it possible? Self pay. Expensive test?
Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?
Be careful: The word "Low T" is pushed very hard by the big pharmaceutical industry for money.Beware of that.In men,low testosterone results in erectile difficulty,osteoporosis(bone weakness) and weakness.Men normally have lower testosterone as they age.The range of normal is large:300-1000 ng/ml so you need to talk with your doctor if there is an issue. Good luck. ...Read more
Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?
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
Can low testosterone cause panic attacks in a man? ( he's aged, 37, diagnosed with low t but had no treatment yet ).
Indirectly: Low testosterone can cause a number of symptoms, including irritability, depression, poor sleep, loss of vitality, to name a few. All of these can contribute to underlining anxiety. In this way, low testosterone can contribute to and or influence the development of panic attack. It's an indirect contribution rather than a direct cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon age: As we age, we tend to produce less & less testosterone. So the frequency of low testosterone increases w/age. However, the number isn't as important as how you feel. I wouldn't recommend checking levels just to prove a point. Rather i would consider checking if you were complaining of hypogonadal symptoms. Likewise, my goal would be your clinical improvement, not just a number. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What are the causes of low serum testosterone in men?
- What are the causes of low testosterone in adult men?
- What are the causes of low testosterone in younger men?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Causes of low testosterone in young men
- Smokeless tobacco cause low testosterone levels in men
- What are the causes of a testosterone surge in mid 30s men?
- Signs of low testosterone levels in men
- Talk to a pharmacologist online for free