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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Will Lexapro effect my testosterone levels or metabolism? I am currently on Lexapro for anxiety and am wanting to lose weight and after that start gaining muscle. The only problem is I have heard that Lexapro can cause people to gain weight and can lower

Will Lexapro effect my testosterone levels or metabolism? I am currently on Lexapro for anxiety and am wanting to lose weight and after that start gaining muscle. The only problem is I have heard that Lexapro can cause people to gain weight and can lower

Lexapro (escitalopram) : Lexapro (escitalopram) should not effect your testosterone level. However, Lexapro (escitalopram) is in the family of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These medication can sometimes effect sexual function via the chemical nicotine synthetase which is found in the body. Some people do gain weight when on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Lexapro (escitalopram) is fairly weight neutral which means that although you could experience weight gain, that most people don't tend to gain or lose a lot of weight on it. Lexapro (escitalopram) use will not prevent you from gaining muscle mass. If you are concerned about body fat and muscle mass, the more important issues are your diet/nutrition, physical activity, adequate hydration and your degree of committment to a healthy life style, . The great thing is, that if you take good care of yourself it might help the condition you are using Lexapro (escitalopram) for. Regular sleep, physical activity, healthy food and making your health and wellbeing a priorty are all things that would positively impact depression, anxiety and a host of other conditions. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) decrease testosterone levels and if so would weight lifting and weight loss help alleviate this possible testosterone decline?

Get evaluation: Notify your prescribing doc that you are having symptoms. This may or may not be associated with decreased testosterone. It is unlikely that testosterone will be lowered in a female, at regular doses ...Read more

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Will losing weight increase testosterone levels?

Will losing weight increase testosterone levels?

Yes!: But only if you lose weight in a safe fashion via healthy nutrition & regular exercise. What you want to do is to shed belly fat which is where testosterone is converted into estrogen, the female hormone. Less fat means less conversion which means more T. But rather than focus on T, focus on healthy lifestyle leading to healthy life. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i raise my testosterone levels by losing weight?

Please tell me, could i raise my testosterone levels by losing weight?

Depends: It de;pends on how overweight you are. Helathy individuals tend to have healthy t levels. Fat calls (adipose, have an enzyme that converts teststerone to estrogen, so losing weight, (and increasing acitivity to a healthy level) can rasie t levels in a lot of folks. Check with you r doc. ...Read more

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Losing testicle? same testosterone level? Seeing answers like"having one testicle can still have normal levels" i'm asking"will it be the SAME as two"

Losing testicle? same testosterone level? Seeing answers like"having one testicle can still have normal levels" i'm asking"will it be the SAME as two"

Here are some ...: A person only needs one of his/her paired organs if both are healthy to begin with to function and live normally. Likewise, a man with solitary testis resulting from either congenital or acquired cause should be able to function close to the men with two testes. Besides, realize & accept the facts of life since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from birth to ...Read more

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I am 33 years old and my highest testosterone level is 361. Is that why I am exhausted all the time and unable to gain weight?

Sounds "low": Need to know what the normal reference ranges for your testosterone determinations are, and you also need to know your "free" testosterone level and shbg. A lack of energy, depression, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, lack of muscle mass are all symptoms of "low t" / hypogonadism. ...Read more

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