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What Is The Age In Which Hypogonadism In Males Needs To Be Taken Seriously
Treated after age 13: Usually boys aren't diagnosed with delayed puberty until they're at least 13. By the time they're 14, with little or no pubertal development, some may need a "jump start" with testosterone. It takes sometimes years to know if a boy is simply delayed or truly hypogonadal unless he has testicular failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gonads refer to egg/sperm producing sexual organs, regardless of gender. Hypogonadism therefore means deficient sexual organ activity, concomitant w/low sex hormones. In women, this is called menopause, while in men, hypogonadism is known as low testosterone. Inadequate sex hormones can lead to decrease in sex drive (libido), decrease in mood (or mood swings), decrease ...Read more
Now!: What i mean is that if you think you have hypogonadism (low testosterone), there is no reason to wait for a specific age before asking your doctor to evaluate & treat you if appropriate. There are many reasons for younger men to develop hypogonadism & there is no reason to suffer nor risk worse health. So if you're worried, talk to your family physician now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the reference range to define male hypogonadism? Is there an age-adjusted reference range?
Varaible: Just as with all labs, there are normal ranges for testosterone but it may vary from lab to lab. It generally ranges from 261 to about 900. The younger the patient the higher the value. One may also check a "free testosterone" level which is a variation on the total testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After what age will trt no longer develop genitals in a male who has suffered from hypogonadism throughout puberty?
Hypogonadism: Because of your condition you should see a geneticist for a chromosome study. ...Read more
Typically 40s & olde: Hypogonadism is medical speak for low testosterone. Symptoms are non-specific. In other words, you might have something else if you're depressed, can't think straight, no interest in sex, loss of erectile function, loss of muscle mass, increase in fat, etc. While this can occur in younger men, this constellation of symptoms increases in frequency in our 40s and older. ...Read more
Opioids and low T: In response, Methadone can suppress the pituitary's gonadotropins which would then decrease testicular production of testosterone. Decreased libido, some breast development, and mood changes otherwise can happen. Treatment may include supplementing with testosterone. But, decreasing Methadone or using Buprenorphine instead may also help per what i understand. See endocrine and addiction specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi . I am a 27 year old male who is currently undergoing trt androgel for hypogonadism. where to apply for least e2 conversion. ?
No: By "supplement", i assume you're referring to an over-the-counter dietary aid, usually marketed as "natural" or "organic". Sorry, but the fda doesn't require any evidence of safety or effectiveness prior to manufacturer making miraculous claims. In fact, there are no substantiated randomized controlled studies published in peer reviewed journals documenting any benefit in hypogonadism. ...Read more
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