What is testosterone?

Testosterone. This is a hormone present in different amounts in men and women, with men having higher levels if all is normal. Men also make a bit more estrogen if they a losing their testosterone level. Can you tell me what prompted your question - I would be pleased to know.

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What does testosterone do exactly?

Depends upon age... During fetal development, testosterone is useful to make genetic male look like a boy when born. In adolescence, T is useful during puberty in developing secondary sexual characteristics eg hair etc. While low T can account for many conditions such as fatigue, depression, loss of sex drive, etc, there are many more common reasons for this than low T. Excess T is bad, too, so not DIY project. Read more...

What causes testosterone to decrease?

Aging. There is a natural decline in testosterone production with aging in men, not unlike decline in estrogen Progesterone in women at menopause. Alcohol, some drugs and some genetic disorders also lower testosterone production. Read more...
Low LH. We don't know why, but your brain seems to get satisfied with less and less testosterone over time, so it lowers the output of leutenizing hormone (lh) which is what tells the testicles to make testosterone. Increasing the signal to the testicles fixes the problem, but nobody knows why it happens. My guess is it has to do with evolution, older men may not make as many perfect babies. Read more...

What do testosterone pills do to your body?

Testosterone. If your testosterone is low the pills work very well but are several fold more expensive than testosterone injections. If your testosterone is not low don't take anything. Make sure your doctor checks potential side effects of testosterone every 3-6 months. The biggest concern is a prostate issue and you would need to see a urologist. Be safe and be careful! Read more...
Testosterone supplem. Testosterone is a normal hormone, of course. Elevating your testosterone artificially will lead to testicular atrophy, can be liver toxic, can heighten rage and anger and bullying, can lead to oily skin and acne, can change hair pattern and presence, yes can enlarge muscles that are exercised with overload strategies, but can increase belly fat in those who do not exercise enough or properly. . Read more...

What do testosterone pills do to your body?

Not pills. Hi. Testosterone is not given as pills because of liver damage when it's given orally. Testosterone replacement is only given via intramuscular injection or transdermal preparations. Read more...

Please explain what do testosterone pills do?

Liver disease risk. Most pills need to pass through liver before going to do what they're supposed to do. This is called the "first pass" effect. "Natural" testosterone would be completely destroyed by the liver so testosterone pills have chemically altered testosterone to get by the liver to do what you expect of T pills. However, it's hard on liver and these pills increase risk of liver damage. Don't take T pills. Read more...

What is testosterone and the importance of it?

Testosterone. Testosterone is a vital hormone found in both males and females. It is the masculinizing hormone and is what changes fetuses from female to male in utero. Testosterone affects energy. Those with too low of levels are fatigued, sluggish, depressed. They often have sleep issues. They also may have low sperm production and low libido. They very well may have an inability to maintain an erection. Read more...

What could testosterone do to my body at age 16?

16yo or 37yo? You're listed as 37yo but you're asking as if 16yo. At 16yo, Testosterone helps you gain your secondary sexual characteristics and develop physically & sexually into an adult male. At 37yo, T maintains your physical, sexual & emotional well-being. Current studies link low T w/bad outcomes but there are risks associated w/testosterone replacement therapy such that you need to chat w/your family doc. Read more...
Gender? Hi. OK, you're 16, but your gender is not stated. If you're a boy, it's doing what it's supposed to do. But I don't feel like guessing. Good luck! Read more...