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Causes of low testosterone?

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Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep Deprivation

Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat.

In brief: Sleep Deprivation

Besides aging, the two most common causes i see of secondary hypogonadism are sleep deprivation and vegetarianism. So, get a good night's sleep and eat meat.
Dr. Shira Miller
Dr. Shira Miller
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Dr. Deborah Kauffman
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Low Testosterone

One of the most common causes I see for low testosterone is Obesity.
With Obese patients , testosterone is peripheral converted to estrogen in the adipose tissue leading to a state of low testosterone and high estrogen. Weight loss often corrects low testosterone and normalizes estrogen levels in men.

In brief: Low Testosterone

One of the most common causes I see for low testosterone is Obesity.
With Obese patients , testosterone is peripheral converted to estrogen in the adipose tissue leading to a state of low testosterone and high estrogen. Weight loss often corrects low testosterone and normalizes estrogen levels in men.
Dr. Deborah Kauffman
Dr. Deborah Kauffman
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Dr. Laurence Fox
Family Medicine

In brief: Other Causes

History of traumatic brain injury aka TBI, concussions, and chronic opiate use also can cause low T.

In brief: Other Causes

History of traumatic brain injury aka TBI, concussions, and chronic opiate use also can cause low T.
Dr. Laurence Fox
Dr. Laurence Fox
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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Pituitary or testes?

In general, persistent low testosterone (not transient from acute sickness) is due to dysfunction in pituitary ("master gland"), or testes glands.
Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between the two categories, and can determine whether brain scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t.

In brief: Pituitary or testes?

In general, persistent low testosterone (not transient from acute sickness) is due to dysfunction in pituitary ("master gland"), or testes glands.
Checking pituitary hormones (prolactin, lh, fsh) can distinguish between the two categories, and can determine whether brain scanning is needed. Illness and narcotic drugs will alter pituitary function, while alcohol injures the testes to cause low t.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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