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What Is The Best Shot For Low Testosterone
What is the timeframe for testosterone replacement therapy too make a realistic difference in my testosterone levels?
If you're using: A topical gel like you should be, it can normalize your levels in just a few days. Recheck after one month and readjust dose in necessary. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirm first: An elevated cortisol may be due to stress or an adrenal or pituitary tumor. See an endocrinologist to confirm a blood or urine elevation and check where the excess stimulation of cortisol is from the adrenal, or secondary to acth stimulation of both adrenals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Identify the Cause: Assuming that the sugar you are referring to is fructose which is one of the parameters measured on a semen analysis, treatment would depend on the underlying cause. Low fructose in semen is characteristic of ejaculatory duct obstruction, bilateral congenital absence of the vas deference, partial retrograde ejaculation and androgen deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are different types of injections: into or around joints, round the nerves, in the canal containing the sac of nerves. Effectiveness will vary, depending on the severity of the disease, how much of the spine in involved. In the right person, it can help about 70% of the time. It is usually combined with exercise, therapy, pills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My testosterone levels are on the low normal side. Dr says not low enough for treatment, but i feel the effects. Is there a natural safe treatment?
Hard work: After using many supplements as a young person, reviewing the literature that is available regarding supplements (on pros and cons), and understanding the regulations around supplements; my current opinion is that no supplement offers a significant performance advantage to justify its cost. Instead, study training techniques to improve your results and get enough rest. ...Read more
Simple labwork: Here in the US, we check everybody every few years. ...Read more
Time: Best treatment for an overdose of testosterone is to time since high testosterone levels will eventually dissipate. Just don't take any more in mean time. And be sure to look for side effects, eg change in mood for worse, hair loss, moobs, testicular atrophy, bladder/prostate issues, etc. These should all resolve as time marches on. ...Read more
Anastrozole may help: Some guys have low testosterone (t) and high Estradiol (e2), especially if overweight. Fat tissue contains aromatase which converts t into e2. If your t divided by your e2 (t/e2 ratio) is under 10 you may be able to raise t and lower e2 with Anastrozole 1 mg a day (off-label use). This is a better choice than testosterone replacement if you want fertility, but sperm improvements are often modest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testosterone: Can be administered many different ways, which include injections, transdermally (patches ; gels), and buccal. Your levels should rise the same day as the administration of the medication. If it an appropriate dose, your levels should return to normal the day of administration. ...Read more
Most with experience: do not believe that topical testosterone supplements (vs. self-administered injections) are wise/effective due to stimulating aromatase enzymes in the skin and producing multiple unwanted endocrine responses. While these topical supplements are widely advertised, I have never had a client who found them helpful and choose to continue using them beyond a few months at most. ...Read more
I need to know what is the range for healthy blood level of estrogen when on hormone replacement therapy?
No range: There is no meaningful range to follow blood levels. That's not how its done. ...Read more
What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?
Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day. ...Read more
Find out why: You need to find out why you are iron deficient. Unless you're a young woman with heavy monthly losses, or are on an iron-poor diet (most vegetarians do need to supplement), you have stomach or colon cancer until proved otherwise. Red meat or ferrous gluconate / sulfate tablets will both supply iron, but first find out what's really going on. Best wishes. ...Read more
No such thing: Vitamins are catalysts that make our enzymes work. They all work together as a team. They are non caloric nutrients and only become drugs when used in high doses on the advice of an expert mutritionist. ...Read more
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