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Would low testosterone levels be the reason I am getting more emotional?

Would low testosterone levels be the reason I am getting more emotional?

Possibly: This is possible. The next step is to have your am testosterone level and other appropriate labs checked by your pcp. ...Read more

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What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

What can cause low testosterone levels in men?

Pituitary or testes?: In general, one can think of low testosterone as either being due to dysfunction in the pituitary ("master gland"), or the testes themselves. Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between these two categories, and let your doctor determine whether scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t. ...Read more

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How can low testosterone levels affect a man's livelihood?

How can low testosterone levels affect a man's livelihood?

Another tricky Q: By livelihood i assume you mean salary or some productivity measure at work. Earlier this year, my cousin pointed out that wall street traders were looking for t supplementation to boost their performance (http://bit.Ly/xqjexf). A few years ago, a study purportedly demonstrated that t affects risk taking behavior in wall street traders. In sum, low t might decrease (work) performance. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes low testosterone levels?

Decreased: Production by primary testis problem or lack of stimulation of testis by pituitary, but also commonly related to obesity and depression. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone level cause anhedonia? What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?

Can low testosterone level cause anhedonia? What are the symptoms of low testosterone level?

Yes: There are lists of common symptoms you can check online, but there are also more subtle things like what you mention. Less tolerance for pain is another. But the best idea is to have lab work and discuss possible supplemental Tx w/ your Dr. There are some risks but if it can help - that's be great! Good luck finding help. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and have low testosterone levels - 225. I am a male and contemplating suicide. My growth has probably been suppressed.

I am 18 years old and have low testosterone levels - 225. I am a male and contemplating suicide. My growth has probably been suppressed.

Stop contemplating: Don't be foolish.You have your whole life ahead of you.What about your size? You didn't mention it. Small men have had tremendous influence on the world, napoleon for one think of what your potential can be! ...Read more

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