Testosterone and immune system

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Hi P, Just google testoserone and the immune system, and look at mews-medical.net the info will help you.
Hello, I'm sorry to bother you again, but as I had my severe fatigue investigated, docs noted an abnormally low testosterone level (below lower range). Would this affect my immune system in such a way that I would have to retest beyond the 3 month point? Thanks for your reply.
They will lower your immunity and the virus will take over. You should start helping your immune system fight the disease by taking supplements that support your immune system and adrenals. Doing this has helped us quite a bit. Good Luck to you. It is a long journey.
I previously thought that testosterone therapy was just for sexual issues but I looked into testosterone gel, which they were using for the study, and it seems to treat or help depression, fatigue, stamina, immune system, all the guys in the study showed improved cognitive function and no progression of MS, and none of them had any side effects or went out of the normal ranges for testosterone levels. But I can only find one study done, has anybody ever heard of anything more on this?
Hence, it can affect the liver, reproductive system, cardiovascular and nervous system. It also decreases the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, causes hair loss and acne. Hence, it is not recommended for muscle building or any long term use. Hope it helps!
While on treatment we rightly complain about the ribavirin but as far as I'm concerned it's the interferon that has the potential for causing the longer term and potentially permanent side effects by altering our metabolism and immune system. Don't know if Relacore, or something similar will help, but now that Western Medicine is pretty much through with me as an SVR, time to start researching elsewhere.
She did an ACTH stim test (normal), retested my thyroid (want to up my dose - I'm hypo) and also tested my testosterone. It was tested a few months ago and was lowish-normal (430). I'm 37 yrs old, normally developed, no sexual problems. Just worn out all of the time. This time the T came back much lower - 250. And she wants to put me on therapy - probably androgel. What I want to know is: is it standard practice to test pituitary hormones (LH & FSH) and other hormones (Prog., Aldo.
My current Total testosterone is 429 and within normal range for a man of my age. Any and all replies are welcome, but I'm more interested in hearing first-hand from those who have been there, and what difference it has made. I'm aware the whole issue of testosterone replacement in men within normal range complex and somewhat controversial, and does not have a long track record.
But if the fat itself is not absorbed due to many reasons, including liver problem, the person becomes weak and suffer from Constant Fatigue and associated immune deficiency. Low fat intake and absorption can show all your symptoms. Have a look at the following article: http://www.dietadvisor.com/papers_letters_fat_and_body_temp.
Many hormones, and other signaling molecules, are processed/modified in normal liver functioning on top of the better known influence on nutrient/small molecule metabolism. Bu the negative effects of HCV infection extend well beyond a diminishment of liver functionality.
Then something clicked. It was my immune system that was attacking itself all along. And if my immune system had indeed turned on itself then GH would only make it stronger to attack itself. More research revealed that the part of the pituitary that secretes growth hormone and testosterone is made of epithelium tissue . The initial injury happened to epithelium tissue.
I previously thought that testosterone therapy was just for sexual issues but I looked into testosterone gel, which they were using for the study, and it seems to treat or help depression, fatigue, stamina, immune system, all the guys in the study showed improved cognitive function and no progression of MS, and none of them had any side effects or went out of the normal ranges for testosterone levels. But I can only find one study done, has anybody ever heard of anything more on this?
However, a couple of key symptoms are no better, if anything they are getting worse; those are Weight gain, fatigue and poor immune system. My weight has shown rapid increase in the last 3 months from 115-120lbs to 135-140lbs. I take viatmin and mineral supplements daily, I eat a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables and unrefined foods, fish, tofu etc..
What I have heard over the years that has to do with pregnancy and MS, is that the woman's body will shut off part of her immune system to allow her body to carry the "foreign being," inside of her body. Otherwise the pregnancy would be attacked by the immune system and destroyed. This lasts until about 3-6 months after delivery. Usually about 3 months. So scientists are trying to figure out how the immune system "shuts off" to allow the pregnancy to continue.
Several years past by where I did not take my stomach seriously until I was having bloating and belches and one day I started to have lone AF. The AF was related to position, bending etc. Then I started taking a regiment for H. Pylori as well. Anyway those short AF disppeared after couple of days. However, positional fast beats or PAC continued on for the next three weeks. Guviscon or antacid quite it down greatly. After a month PVC also disappeared.
As you say, that's a low dose of zinc, well within limits, and probably not enough to leach out other nutrients to a noticeable degree. But zinc can be stimulating in small ways -- it ups immune system activity and it also can affect testosterone levels, usually in a beneficial way but I suppose a very sensitive person could notice. You also could be sensitive to the picolinic acid.
many hormones play a role in gynecomastya, the main three are testosterone, estradiol and prolactine, regarding the testosterone you should have a healthy testosterone to estradiol ratio, estradiol E2 (estrogen) is a very important hormone for bothe genders and its very supportive for your immune system, your bone structure your emotions and even your sex drive but it should always be in a right balance with testosterone, if it was imbanced it will cause many troubles including gyno.
Dear monmon, Testosterone and estradiol relate to hormone levels. Tumor necrosis factor is a cytokine (a substance found in the body's immune system that helps to communicate between the various cells in the immune system). I do not know what tytosolic is(perhaps it is misspelled). Each of these factors may have some relationship to breast cancer, but I'm not sure what you are asking in this question.
I ues only injectables and no orals. I do use HGH to help me heal. I use only the safer anabolics like testosterone and decca and ocasionally low doses of tren. My liver enzymes are good and after a second biopsy, I'm still stage 1. My question is about using anabolics while on treatment. I have told my hepatologist that I would like to do the Teleprevir treatment as soon as it's available. What is you opinion of continuing with low doses of anabolics while on treatment?
Steroids will absolutely affect your other hormones and as you know supress your immune system. It will first affect your adrenals and can weaken them when on any long timeframe like you did. That is why they always taper you off of the steroids.....otherwise you can crash your adrenals. I would highly suggest what I said above about taking a GOOD Bcomplex and take that a couple times a day with 3,000 to 5,000 mgs Vit C per day.
I’m not a doctor and I’m only speculating, but I’ve spent a lot of time and money trying to find a balance between sex hormones (insulin resistance and oestrogen dominance), my immune system and my thyroid, so I can tell you straight that you have to cross reference everything you take 3 ways as what works for one, might actually aggravate the other (like DIM/IC3 for example – helps oestrogen balance, but weakens the thyroid).
It is produced primarily in the ovaries with some made from testosterone in the brain, breast, and muscle. E3, Estriol; A weak estrogen made by the placenta during pregnancy. There is only one progestin, Progesterone, which is converted to other progestins. The only FDA-approved estrogen bioidentical hormone is estradiol. Perimenopausal and postmenopausal women do not need the hormones estrone and estriol.
Your symptoms are consistent with pituitary and your tumor may be secreting - but if that is all the testing that you have had, then your doctor has not done enough to determine the complete issue. For instance, low testosterone can be caused by cortisol and no testing was done on that hormonal loop. The emotional issues are caused, most likely, by the pituitary and the hormones that are off. When you are treated it can resolve. It does not always resolve sadly, but it does get better.
Hence, it can affect the liver, reproductive system, cardiovascular and nervous system. It also decreases the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, causes hair loss and acne. Hence, it is not recommended for muscle building or any long term use. Hope it helps!
I also had a spit test hormone panel done several weeks ago confirming overproduction of testosterone and DHEAS, and underproduction of cortisol. My cortisol levels are within range in the morning, but as the day progresses they decrease substantially below normal levels. Other hormones tested were at adequate amounts throughout the day. According to my MD this is classic of LOCAH.
I take phytonutrients from the Mannatech company, they are for the immune system and people with cancer who have to go through chemo take this product in large doses and their hair does not fall out. I am going to stock up on this stuff and make sure I take lots when I am detoxing, hopefully it will be enough to help, it should be.
Liver = less production of T3/T4 thyroid atoms. Thyroid = abnormal cortisol + DHEA/testosterone = Immune system shut down more.... and the cycle continues making "symptoms" ( tinnitus and others) more visible. Prominent, Until the shut down happens. Get it? So simple self fixes (maybe) would be this.
Tough to be certain, but there is a good chance you have/had hashimotos but without a thyroid, the immune system attack should decrease and the fertility should not be effected provided you have consistent thyroid hormone replacement. Your children may be at inc'd risk for auto-immune thyroid disease, but this is certainly not a reason to not have children of your own!
A lot of symptoms overlap with high and low cortisol - anxiety, fatigue, poor immune system and others - so it can be confusing. I had my adrenals removed and still have issues I thought would be gone forever!
Corticosteriods administered at anything but very low dose can suppress the immune system enough so that the lyme bacteria becomes opportunistic. What this means is that when the immune system is suppressed, lyme symptoms worsen. Proceed with caution when steroids of any kind are prescribed for you. Check with your lyme doctor first. Thyroid disease is common in lyme patients. Right now you could test Hyper thyroid, and later, Hypo.
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