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What Medicatons Interfere With Testosterone Levels
6 major | 113 total: According to drugs.Com, there are 113 drugs that interact with testosterone: http://www.Drugs.Com/drug-interactions/testosterone.Html these medications are listed as having major interactions: anisindione, dicumarol, leflunomidev, lomitapide, teriflunomide, warfarin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testosterone: Get exam and proper studies. If low there are gels (better than injections b/c daily gel gives you a steady daily level. Shot gives a burst initially but it can wear out in a few weeks). Need to check lipid, hemoglobin, liver test, testosterone and prostate level every 6 month if taking testosterone. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Carefully!: Sorry! i couldn't resist. Testosterone is typically measured by blood test, same as you might do to check for high cholesterol or diabetes. Testosterone levels vary depending upon time of day, highest in morning & lowest in afternoon/evening. Normal reference range depends upon lab & equipment used as well as test ordered. You can also check levels via saliva although this isn't standardized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wrong question: Rather than asking how to enhance testosterone levels, ask how to improve your health. Testosterone levels are only one facet of your health, and not necessarily indicative of good or bad, so ignore the hype & commercials. Focus on healthy nutrition & regular exercise. Shedding belly fat will reduce conversion of T into estrogen (female hormone). If all else fails, ask family doc to check level. ...Read more
Go see your doctor!: Before lowering your t level, tell you doc why you want it lower. S/he can offer you several different options although neither lower t directly. Instead, birth control pills raise sex hormone binding globulin which lowers free t while spironolactone acts as an anti-androgen. So rather than focus on lowering t, focus on desired outcome. Hope that makes sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With your docs help: Assuming you are having some testosterone symptoms, first have it measured. If it is too high or too low, then your doctor will look for the cause and start to fix it. This is not something that is easy for you to do on your own. Have a doc help you. Get it right the first time, the results are worth it! ...Read more
Eat right ; exercise: Don't focus on testosterone level. Instead, focus on your mental, physical ; emotional performance. Eating right eg mediterranean diet, and regular exercise will help keep you healthy and testosterone appropriate. Avoid smoking ; excess alcohol. Use above to shed abdominal fat. This will free up your testosterone to do what you want it to do. Obesity ; diabetes are common causes for low t. ...Read more
More Ways To Lower T: Here are some natural ways to lower testosterone: * do not eat candy * eat more tofu * keep bmi between 19-24 * go vegan medical solutions: in addition to the advice from the previous answer, birth control pills are known to lower testosterone level in wome. Beware, testosterone and libido track in the same direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: Unless you are having a specific deficiency, the only thing you can do try to allow your body to make more testosterone is eat a balanced healthy diet. There is no food that will force the testicles to make testosterone. Zinc deficiency may cause low testosterone but it is rare. ...Read more
Stay Healthy: The following should help: * exercise regularly * consume a low fat, high protein diet with a goal bmi between 19-24 * stay hydrated * get between 8-10hrs sleep nightly * don't smoke....Anything * alcohol: low & sporatic consumption * drugs: prescriptions only and only if you need them * check your total testoterone level to make sure it is above 300 ng/dl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise & lose fat: First, let's clear a common misconception that's used to separate you from your money. There is no dietary supplement that will naturally & safely increase testosterone. In other words, there are no testosterone boosters, at least not in the States. Maybe in India but not here. Instead, get rid of fat that converts T into female hormone. Check out http://goo.gl/X4tjR & http://goo.gl/TMde33 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Options to lower a woman's testosterone include, but are not limited to, oral contraceptives, spironolactone & eflornithine. Of course, correcting the cause is the ideal & preferred method given adrenal or ovarian tumors, etc. And of course, if your partner is taking topical/transdermal testosterone, be sure to give him enough time for it to dry before making contact to minimize transfer risk. ...Read more
Check w/your lab: Ask your ordering physician to interpret your result for you. Ideally, you get a copy of test results from lab that includes normal reference range so that you can see for yourself. Do realize that different techniques are used by different labs such that what's normal for one facility isn't for another. Bottom line, always ask ordering physician to interpret results. BTW, units matter. ...Read more
Is it needed?: Testosterone replacement with prescrition medication will raise testoetrone levels. There are topical gels as well as injectable forms. Your physician will first determien if you need testosterone replacement - based on symptoms and laboratory testing. You should not use testosterne replacement if your levels are normal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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