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What is the best way to handle low testosterone?

What is the best way to handle low testosterone?

Low testosterone: Identify a cause of low testosterone is the first step. Physical exam and labs such as prolactin. Because of your age 39, the use of testosterone supplement should be thought out thoroughly because it can impact fertility and increase long-term dependence. Make an appt w your doctor regarding this matter. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What is the best for low testosterone, androgel, injections or compound creams?

What is the best for low testosterone, androgel, injections or compound creams?

Choice is Yours: The best therapy to treat hypogonadism is that which you can afford and are willing to take for a long time. Testosterone injections are inexpensive but does require a shot. Androgel, axiron, Fortesta & testim are creams/gels/sol'n but expensive. Compounded creams are less so. All can render you infertile. So if you want to maintain sperm production, you'll need to consider Clomiphene or hcg. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

Depersonalization: Depersonalization can come from multiple sources. For depersonalization disorder, medications are not the main part of treatment -- psychotherapy is. The medications may support the person and help manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, etc. They will not cure the condition, though. Such a person may be dealing with a history of severe abuse, and depersonalization has become a coping style. ...Read more

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I am 25 with low sperm count and low testosterone. How can I boost both in order to conceive a child? What's the BEST product(s) to use safely?

I am 25 with low sperm count and low testosterone. How can I boost both in order to conceive a child? What's the BEST product(s) to use safely?

Low testosterone: See a fertility physician to do appropriate tests and add medication to raise your sperm count. Depending on how low the sperm count is, and how responsive your count is to medication, you can still conceive a child with more advanced reproductive technology, but in most cases, the medications will be sufficient. ...Read more

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When is the best time of day to take the fsh, LH and estradoil labs when trying to determine if I have low testosterone? T level is don't in the am...

Morning: All of these tests should be done in the morning, preferrably by a reference endocrine lab rather than a local lab. The Estradiol level is of very limited value in your evaluation. If you are significantly overweight, you should get a "sex hormone binding globulin" level, as this may be low, causing your total testosterone level to be low, but free or bioavailable testosterone levels may be normal. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 shots each month now for two years for low testosterone.At one time I totally lost my erection ability. It is now just starting to come back. My question is? How much longer will it take of me taking these shots and could these shots be dam

I have taken 2 shots each month now for two years for low testosterone.At one time I totally lost my erection ability. It is now just starting to come back. My question is? How much longer will it take of me taking these shots and could these shots be dam

Check estrogens: Make sure your doctor is checking estrone and Estradiol levels. If these are high, it may be due to testosteone dose being too high. Might be better to use lower dose once weekly. Estrogens block testosterone function. Also u can take natural aromatase inhibitors to block conversion of testosterone to estrogens, such as zinc, resveratrol, saw palmetto. ...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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Causes of low testosterone?

Causes of low testosterone?

Sleep Deprivation: Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat. ...Read more

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What causes low testosterone?

What causes low testosterone?

Multiple: Aging, Trauma to testes Testicular atrophy, Adrenal disease And more hormonal or chemical,problems. ...Read more

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What can help low testosterone?

What can help low testosterone?

Vit D: Low t has many causes, but low vitamin d may be the easiest and most healthy option to correct it. The link between vit. D and testosterone is not totally clear, but many individuals have low d that when addressed their t levels retrain to normal. Before just adding vit d, have other causes for low t evaluated by your doctor. Additionally, adding muscle will improve t. ...Read more

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How low is too low testosterone?

How low is too low testosterone?

You should decide: Just as what's too much for one person may not be enough for someone else, what's low testosterone for someone may be fine for someone else. Dr. Patel is absolutely correct re an association btwn low t & mortality. There are at least 6 or more observational studies showing this. But we do not yet have any randomized controlled trials demonstrating that giving someone t decreases mortality. ...Read more

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How to deal with low testosterone?

How to deal with low testosterone?

Find cause first: 1st things 1st. Low testosterone is just a number. We treat people, not numbers. So repeat your test before going any further. Needs to be checked at least twice in early morning for accuracy. If no symptoms, just monitor (shouldn't even have checked!). If symptoms (lots of disagreement as to just what constitutes hypogonadism), need complete eval eg pituitary adenoma, hemochromatosis, etc. ...Read more

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What to do about low testosterone?

Cause?: It would be appropriate to have tests to determine the cause and then the appropriate treatment may be testosterone. ...Read more

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How common is low testosterone in men?

How common is low testosterone in men?

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 more

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What causes low testosterone in adults?

Age: Low hormones comes from aging. The degenerative process starts at 30 when everyone loses about 1-3% of hormones per year. This can be expedited by poor lifestyle: too much drinking, drugs/pain pills, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, chronic diseases, trauma and poor diet. Change your lifestyle to improve your health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about low testosterone?

See brief note: What do you want to know ?Testosterone is a major impotant hormone in the body of men ; women. Low levels can cause various symptoms specially in men.Iolw testosterone cause anemia, lack of energy, stamina , low desire etc etc................... ...Read more

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