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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 5 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
Need more info...: Without further info on the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of your related symptoms/concerns + physical exam + testing as need, it is hard to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. However, to do these correctly could not be that hard by following suggestions in articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. ...Read more
More than ever ...: The prevalence of low testosterone has progressively arisen due to the commonplace of metabolic syndrome (DM, high BP, obesity, high cholesterol), poor lifestyle with drugs, alcohol, & smoking, overuse of narcotic pain medication, anti-depressants, environmental toxins, etc., which are all contributed to testosterone suppression. So, it's reasonable to test T-level for a man with low energy.... ...Read more
Prevalence low Testo: The prevalence of low testosterone at age 30 in men is very low. The prevelance rises to moderate by age 50. Many 50-ish year old men are benefitted by testosterone supplement; only given if lab data confirms the presence of low t. After 50 the prevalence rises gradually through the decades. ...Read more
Many symptoms/signs: Asthenia, decreased "energy", loss of libido, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, poor muscle mass, difficulty in maintaining/increasing muscle mass, lack (failure to develop) a normal male hair distribution, decreased facial hair, .......... But many of these things overlap with other conditions. See your doctor; it's easily tested...... ...Read more
Can low testosterone level s be increased in young men of age around 20 or medicines are to be taken throughout life? Will i be normal again ever?
Levels: It is important that testosterone levels be assessed on 2 separate occasions early in the morning. Treatment will depend on those levels. Testosterone replacement is not without its risks, with fertility being a serious concern in a young man. A visit with a doctor familiar with trt and male fertility is recommended. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Over the past 4-5 decades, I have never read or heard articles or discussions on the tale or concern of connecting cellulite with low-T &/or high-estrogen. But, I've been impressed with hereditary trend to cellulite. Nowadays, more young men have low-T than used to be due to increasing incidence of metabolic syndromes, obesity, drug overuse/abuse, stress, poor lifestyle, etc. So, test T if needed. ...Read more
Please explain how letrazole helps men with low testosterone. Is this better than directly using a testosterone supplement?
Letrazole: Is an aromatase inhibitor for women with breast cancer. It is not approved for use in men. There are isolated reports of it increasing testosterone in elderly men, but it has potential side effects. It is not for recreational use, but then either is testosterone. If you are truly testosterone deficient, talk w/your doctor, . ...Read more
Do testosterone replacement meds only help with sex drive or are there other medically necessary reasons to correct low testosterone in aging men?
Low testosterone: Low testosterone in aging men can cause many side effects including decreased libido, muscle mass, strength, bone density, mood and fatigue. Replacement, however, has very worrisome side effects with increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and cancer. It would be important to weigh these risks along with any potential benefits with your physician before deciding how best to proceed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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