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What does it mean if you have low "free testoserone" but normal overall testosterone?

What does it mean if you have low "free testoserone" but normal overall testosterone?

Not enough info: The standard is to check a morning total testosterone level and a some other labs {ie: shbg}. In theory, the best time to check the total testosterone level is 8am because this is the theoretic peak. If your peak total testoserone is less than 300 ng/dl and your shgb is normal, then you may carry the diagnosis of hypogonadism. If you do have an irregualr shbg, then go with the bioavailable. ...Read more

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How low testerone are cured for 24 yrs ?

How low testerone are cured for 24 yrs ?

.Yes: It can be increased with supplementation. More important is determining the cause (medications, sleep apnea, pituitary tumor, genetics), and if reversible can be cured. ...Read more

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What are the affects of very low testerone?

What are the affects of very low testerone?

Many . . .: Very low testosterone may not be noticed by some people while others are greatly troubled by loss of energy, lack of drive, depression, poor memory & concentration, decrease in sex drive, erectile dysfunction, loss of or inability to gain muscle despite exercise, increase in fat or inability to lose weight despite proper nutrition, etc. Treatment should be based upon clinical symptoms not just #'s. ...Read more

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What can cause low testerone even when I get testerone injections every 2 weeks?

What can cause low testerone even when I get testerone injections every 2 weeks?

Different absorption: People absorb hormone injections at different rates and in different amounts. Patents with higher body fat absorb testosterone and remove it from the bloodstream. Fat cells(adipose tissue) transform (metabolizes) testosterone into estrogen. The liver disposes of the rest. The rates vary. This is why we need to follow hormones levels periodically. Doses need to be adjusted from time to time. ...Read more

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Is testosterone reading of 385 considered low?

Timing of test: Hello, Testosterone levels should always be taken 8-9 am as the levels are highest then. If this reading was in the am - its normal but on the low side. If you have symptoms of fatigue, obesity, erectile dysfunction, depression, trouble losing weight - could be a sign of low T. Your number seems fine for a 79 year old male. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Im 27 and i had my testosterone levels checked its was 387 is that low?

Testosterone Levels: Nope. That is considered to be normal. The levels fluctuate widely in a 24 hour period but this is fine. ...Read more

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What causes low LH and testosterone in females? I'm 38.

What causes low LH and testosterone in females? I'm 38.

Testosterone women: Who is measuring this and why? Women make low levels of testosterone from their adrenals and ovaries, i as a byproduct of making estrogen and adrenal steroids. Too much t is part of pcos; too much t will give you excess hair, male pattern baldness, etc. A low t... Is not really of significance. Your lh is responsive to your estrogen, not t. Maybe you should see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What to do if at age 42, my testosterone is far too low?

Low Testosterone: Twenty years or so ago low testosterone was something we only saw in men at about age 55 or older. Now I see it even in some twenty somethings, and certainly it is pretty common in the forties. It is worse these days because of environmental Estrogens and hormone blockers. I recommend lab and physical exam by a doctor knowledgeable in hormones. Then I would offer you injectable testosterone. ...Read more