Does low testosterone cause to sleep apnea or does sleep apnea cause low testosterone?

Don't know. That's a great question. If sleep apnea is from obesity, it's probably a combination. When men don't sleep, the pituitary gland stops signaling the testicle to make t. Sleep apnea also causes poor nighttime erections. Research is still being done in the area to determine impact of testosterone therapy on sleep apnea.
Low T and OSA . The answer is both. Low testosterone can cause weight gain that can cause apnea and improper sleep can impair the body's ability to make testosterone overnight.

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How would ancient greeks have dealt with sleep apnea disorder or low testosterone? Was there anything they could do?

Natural remedies. They could have stayed in good shape with exercise; had plenty of vit d from the sun; ate more olives, nuts, eggs, meats, and healthy fats; and avoided simple sugars. I imagine they could have fashioned some dental appliances to jut the lower jaw forward in order to open up the airway some while sleeping. Palatoplasty surgeries could also have been used as a last resort, just like now... Read more...
Wrong thinking. The ancient Greeks did not have the faintest idea what low testosterone or sleep apnea were. If you read the Hippocratic writings - which anyone can do - you'll find that the way they thought about health and disease was so completely different from our modern concepts as to be completely unrecognizable as medicine. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. . Read more...

Doctors, have I stunted my growth? I am 18 and my dad is 5'10 and grandpa is 6'0 and I have sleep apnea and low testosterone, havnt grown since 13

Doctor can evaluate. Teens grow very little or none at all in height, when they are 18 years old. The few that do grow usually have a family history of getting taller in their late teens (other adults in the family showed a similar growth pattern). A primary care doctor can evaluate to make sure all the other health problems are taken care of. Sleep apnea and low testosterone are treated with the help of specialists. Read more...
Sleep Apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can cause low testosterone and low growth hormone production affecting growth, height etc important to find cause and do sleep study and treat it if you have it. Read more...

Do I need to be put on thyroid meds. Tsh of 7.63, 3.77 & 4.34 btw dec 2011 to mar 2012? I also have low testosterone & sleep apnea.

High TSH. Your TSH is slightly high and if it is 7.63 in dec 2011 and 4.34 in march 2012 then you do not need to take thyroid medicine, it needs to be checked along with T4 ant3 levels.Repeat in three months, you dont need to check every month. Read more...
Yes. Treating thyroid in both subclinical and overt cases is important to help with health as well as decrease cardiovascular risk. Studies have shown that optimal TSH is 2.5. Speak with your physician about thyroid replacement. Read more...

Can I still get massive muscles with low testosterone and sleep apnea? I am 18 years old. I used to have huge muscle mass but now I feel weak and fat

See a physician firs. I understand your interest in gaining muscle mass and get fit, but more important is to make sure your overall health is good before engaging in a routine of exercise and nutrition. Your "low" testosterone and weakness (and even obesity) are of disorderes physician can help you control. Good luck. Read more...

Doctors, do you think ancient greeks or spartan warriors had diseases like sleep apnea, diabetes, low testosterone? And do you think they treated it?

Signs of the times. In ancient times life span was very limited. One was lucky to make it to 40 years of age. Consequently, many of these diseases were not known to our ancestors. Also we have become more sophisticated in our diagnosis so that many of these diseases were unknown to our ancestors. Read more...
Yes. Everyone would have chance to have those diseases. But they are preventable and treatable. Should see your doctor. Read more...
Not likely. Considering their healthy mediterranean diets, their strenuous physical activities, and their likely relatively early deaths from their chosen profession as warriors, it is doubtful that they ever developed these maladies, which are more likely to be associated with being overweight and sedentary and middle aged. Read more...
Tough question . My guess, likely not. During their time , those people were more active and ate healthier than we do. They ate more fruits and veggies and less burger , pizza and ice cream . They run and do sports while we watch tv and ate popcorn.If they get sick, they treat themselves with natural herbs. Healthier lifestyle will give u a longer life unless u get run over by a drunk driver ! Read more...
Probably. The term diabetes actually comes from the greek word for passing increased urine. Mellitus (latin) means sweet as the urine contains a large ammount of sugar. Galen writes about diabetes and so did others. Still, they didnt really undersstand the cause. Sleep apnea was probably less common as there was much less morbid obesity but people with smaller chins, larger tongues may have still had. Read more...
Don't need to think. ...we KNOW. In ancient Greece there were different "schools" of intellectual pursuits. In medicine we know most about the Hippocratic school & we have many of their writings. Anyone can read them, including YOU. While some diseases can be recognized by their descriptions, for the most part their notions of health & disease were hopelessly uninformed, & there were NO effective treatments. Read more...

Are there other 18 year olds who deal with sleep apnea, major stress, high blood pressure, low testosterone, and more? I'm so scared for my future

Yes there are. Hope u have good internist, are on c-pap, on strict weight reduction diet if overweight, low salt diet, antihypertensive, possibly anti-anxiety medication, in counselling & getting lots of exercise. Also trainer at a health club might be a good idea! good luck. Read more...
Yes. Unfortunately, it is becoming more and more common, particularly as obesity becomes more common in your population. I'm going to assume that you're very overweight and you need to consult your doctor for all of these problems - and lose weight. Read more...

Can I still get big muscles with sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and low testosterone? I am 18. And male.

Big muscles? Seek medical help to treat your sleep apnea and control your blood pressure. High blood pressure can be made worse by sleep apnea. Once all your medical conditions are stabilized and you are cleared for exercise by your physician, you can go ahead with muscle building exercises. Read more...

I am a 42 year male. I tested low in testosterone, will low testosterone cause me to have internal shaking when I sleep?

Unclear. What is internal shaking? At 42 low testosterone a mainly male hormone is unusual see an endocrinilogist. Read more...
Sleep disorder. I don't know exactly what you mean by "internal shaking", but one of the most common causes of low testosterone in men is obstructive sleep apnea. Patients with osa tend to have overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system during sleep, which can cause to awaken with a shaky feeling. Read more...