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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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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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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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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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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?

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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I am 24 yr old girl and my testosterone level is 76.93 and 69 kg weight. whether increased in testosterone level is cause of weight gain?

I am 24 yr old girl and my testosterone level is 76.93 and 69 kg weight. whether increased in testosterone level  is cause of weight gain?

See Your Doctor Now: The combination of high testosterone & increased body weight in a female suggests a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Symptoms are: irregular periods, obesity, male pattern hair loss, acne, & more. Complications include Diabetes. It is important that you are evaluated ASAP to investigate the cause of elevated testosterone. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

Well: No way to increase your testosterone . Eat healthy meals that are balanced in nutrition and exercise that is balanced with cardio and weights and strengthen your core. You might benefit from a personal trainer to get that six pack look you want. Supplements really do more harm than good. Healthy eating supplies your supplements! ...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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400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????

Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more

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46 yrs old,Testosterone 266 (range 250-827), difficulty losing weight, moody, easily annoyed, no morning wood but good erections. Would this be low-T?

46 yrs old,Testosterone 266 (range 250-827), difficulty losing weight, moody, easily annoyed, no morning wood but good erections. Would this be low-T?

Symptoms : Yes your testosterone level is low and you need help either from your primary doctor and/or an Endocrinologist. I also strongly suggest you make an appointment with a Psychologist to help you control the symptoms you report. Please let me know what develops. You will a different and better person. ...Read more

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I am 38. had an undecended testis removed when I was 4. Should I be concerned about low testosterone? I have difficulty losing weight. Is that culpri

I am 38. had an undecended testis removed when I was 4. Should I be concerned about low testosterone?  I have difficulty losing weight. Is that culpri

Not necessarily: Having one testicle removed not necessarily produce low testosterone. The remaining testicle if not affected can supply enough testosterone; however, slow decreasing testosterone production start in the late 30's which not necessarily means low testosterone if is above 300. ...Read more

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How can I boost testosterone level naturally?

How can I boost testosterone level naturally?

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 more

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How does a man increase his testosterone level?

How does a man increase his testosterone level?

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 more

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