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What is testosterone?

What is testosterone?

Testosterone: This is a hormone present in different amounts in men and women, with men having higher levels if all is normal. Men also make a bit more estrogen if they a losing their testosterone level. Can you tell me what prompted your question - I would be pleased to know. ...Read more

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My testosterone is 435.8?

My testosterone is 435.8?

Normal: This testosterone is normal if sex hormone binding globulin is normal. If shbg is extremely high, then free levels may be low, but that is extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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How to boost testosterone?

How to boost testosterone?

If mild,: Consider these harmless lifestyle changes that can boost yor testosterone naturally: sleep hygiene to improve sleep quality and duration (even a few days of poor sleep can drop testosterone levels), lose weight, and optimize the treatment of any chronic disease you may have (uncontrolled illness can lower testosterone). ...Read more

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What secretes testosterone?

What secretes testosterone?

Specialized glands: Brain signals regulateleydig cells in the testes which secrete testosterone. In males, most of the testosterone is produced in the testes and a small amount is derived from the adrenal gland. In females, small amounts of testosterone are produced in the ovaries and derived from the adrenal gland. ...Read more

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How can I lower my testosterone?

How can I lower my testosterone?

Go see ur family doc: Are you a male or female? For what purpose do you want to lower your testosterone? For men w/prostate cancer, chemotherapy is an option to lower T but not w/o increasing heart disease risk. For women w/polycystic ovarian syndrome or hirsutism, we often prescribe off-label spironolactone for its anti-androgen effect. Regardless, you need to chat w/your family doc to determine what's best for you. ...Read more

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Do men need to take testosterone?

Do men need to take testosterone?

Sometimes: Testosterone decreases1.5-1.8% every year after age 40. It's not just about sex and sex drive! testosterone is important in many areas including bone health, energy level, Insulin resistance and depression among many other areas. There have been studies linking low testosterone with increased risk of all cause mortality. ...Read more

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Body fat and testosterone related?

Testosterone: The amount of body fat can influence the ratio between testosterone and estrogen in your body. Adipose tissue (fat) has the ability to convert testosterone to estrogen. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How to increase your testosterone?

Multiple factors : Many variable at play here. First is to optimize nutrition. You need healthy fats, including some saturated fat for hormone production. Cholesterol level needs to be optimal (not too low). Avoid high amounts of carbs, which can lead to metabolic syndrome and low testosterone. High body fat can cause excess estrogen which can lower testosterone. Need optimal sleep (7-8 hrs). Heavy weight training. ...Read more

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What does testosterone do exactly?

What does testosterone do exactly?

Depends upon age...: During fetal development, testosterone is useful to make genetic male look like a boy when born. In adolescence, T is useful during puberty in developing secondary sexual characteristics eg hair etc. While low T can account for many conditions such as fatigue, depression, loss of sex drive, etc, there are many more common reasons for this than low T. Excess T is bad, too, so not DIY project. ...Read more

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What causes testosterone to decrease?

What causes testosterone to decrease?

Aging: There is a natural decline in testosterone production with aging in men, not unlike decline in estrogen Progesterone in women at menopause. Alcohol, some drugs and some genetic disorders also lower testosterone production. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower testosterone ?

Exercise ; Age: Increasing age will take care of that for you. However the military has for years used an increase amount of exercise to take care to the exuberance that you are going through. ...Read more

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What's testosterone used for in women?

What's testosterone used for in women?

Same as in men: Low testosterone levels in men and women can be returned to normal by testosterone supplementation in order to improve mood, thinking/memory, bone strength, sex drive plus erectile function in men. Testosterone supplementation can help increase muscle & decrease fat in those who also exercise & eat properly. Testosterone has similar risks in both men & women including heart attack & stroke, etc. ...Read more

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How do I use androderm (testosterone)?

How do I use androderm (testosterone)?

As directed by doc!: Typically, Androderm (testosterone) is applied daily to dry clean portion of back or shoulder. You can also apply to upper arms, upper thighs & even abdomen. You should use a different site each day. Check out http://www.Androderm (testosterone).Com/p/what_is_androderm/how_apply.Asp for more info from manufacturer. ...Read more

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Does testosterone make people violent?

Does testosterone make people violent?

If initially prone..: First realize that everyone has some testosterone in him/her. So testosterone, in & of itself, won't "make" someone violent. However, there are some concerns that excess testosterone can lead to what's referred to as 'roid rage, akin to road rage. With that said, most docs w/experience in TRT will tell you that those who became violent on TRT had excess T & were already prone to violence even b4 ...Read more

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How long should you cycle testosterone?

Probably none: If you're asking about "cycling" testosterone, it probably means you're taking it without a medical indication or doctor's prescription. If that's true, you shouldn't be taking it at all. It won't help you and has multiple dangerous potential side effects. If, on the other hand, you're taking it appropriately on prescription, it is daily without cycling. ...Read more

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How long does a testosterone shot work?

48 hour Peak: Testosterone injection usually result in peak levels by 48 hours post injection. Then the decline to baseline occurs. Depending on initial dose will determine how quickly the decline back to initial baseline occurs. 2 weeks is usually the max amount of time that should occur between injections. ...Read more

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What can you eat to gain testosterone ?

No, ...: No known natural supplement can help increase T-level but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession although so constantly & commercially touted online. Men's T starts its annual decline of 1-1.5% usually after 30. T's normal range is about 300-1000 ng/dl. But, nowadays, its earlier decline than it used to be has been common resulting from more men with poor lifestyle, drug abuse... ...Read more

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