Testosterone and liver damage

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I am taking Xifaxan, Furosemide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Spironolactone. what's the cause of the increased slit size <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> how can it be treated. I have not had a full erection in several months.
My last test my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> was at 500 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> that was midway between two shots. I've been at this level for the last 8 months and am happy with how I feel. Where I'm having a "problem" is that my Dr. won't give me more than a 4 month supply at 1 time. I have to go back every 4 months to repeat the blood work, followed up by an in person visit a week later to "check on things" where he simply ask how I'm doing and review the last set of labs.
Free <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> Serum <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> Random <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> Cortisol Dhea Estradiol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> kidney panel Thyroid function Fsh.... Also from what I have heard depression and anxiety could be a result of low testosterone. testosterone therapy shouldn't cause these things. I also heard that therapy is hit and miss regarding which ones work for different people. I think you should see a endocrinologist specializing in reproductive issues.
jeez) but he noticed that my thyroid/pituitary readings were out of whack and he couldn't figure out why, so he sent me to an endocrinologist, who I saw yesterday and who re-tested my TSH and T4 and found my thyroid/pituitary readings back to normal. But he also tested my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my total <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> was 169 (normal is 175-781, and as one of the guys in this thread pointed out, guys our age should have testosterone readings around 600). We're waiting for my "free" vs.
They were also concerned about hepatoxic issues, especially in those who had moderate to severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>, etc. They also questioned whether <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> replacement would be of any benefit at all in those who did not have severely depressed testosterone levels to begin with. I would be very wary of this strategy, and would discuss with both a highly knowledgable Hepatologist, and maybe also an Endocrinologist, making them fully aware of your tx, and liver status.
She did some blood tests to make sure my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> everything was alright <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> everything came up alright. However, that numbess in the extremities part interests me, because starting sometime this past summer I started to notice I would wake up probaly 3 to 5 times a night with numbness in my arms, as if they had fallen asleep. My doctor asked if this seemed related to my sleeping position, and I suppose sometimes it did. But why did it start all of a sudden, and happen so frequently.
My father is 51 years old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> levels were 218 ng/dl. Also the symptoms confirmed andropause. Started Testo-Enant 250 mg (injectable) and started feeling some mood enhancements after 2 days. This lasted almost 4 days and now seems the symptoms are coming back (currently 1 week after the 1st injection). At the same time 1 week before getting the fist shot, he was using Lorazepam 1mg before going to sleep. Now he lowered the dose to 0,5 mg Lorazepam a day.
1, 5- 2, 0 IU. I also believe that will help the post treatment time. I feel better now. I start after 6 weeks after treatment stop. You can take blood test after few weeks, if you don’t know your body and your hormones.
But the degree of this contribution is not easy to gauge. There are many pos and some neg effects to high testosterone.
One I was given was very dangerous, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not to be taken with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>! Yes, they knew I had Hep C and damage when they gave it to me. The fact is that these are the only drugs to 'cure' us at this time. Many of us could be dead with out tx. Many of us could be living with cirrhosis, far more horrific then what I am dealing with now . I was 'half way' to cirrhosis even being an occasional drinker, no drugs.
Here is some information on Ativan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> other benzodiazepines. Also SSRI antidepressant. They are all excreted through the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> all have a warning for people with liver diseases. You need a good Dr. to work with you on which anti Depressant to use also which Type of drug to use for anxiety. For anxiety Xanax and Clonopin are the preferred Anti Anxiety drugs, as for the A.D.'s I had a hepatoxic reaction to Lexapro and Zoloft, so you want to be-careful there.
He really needs to get himself to either a good gastroenterologist with experience in HepC/liver failure or to a Hepatologist for a thorough exam <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> biopsy to determine the extent of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> that's been done to his liver. Most of all he needs to stop consuming alcohol. It's like throwing gasoline on a raging fire.
Increased testosterone can also lead to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>, hair loss <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> increased acne due to oily skin, as well as an enlarged prostate. Can I have an honest scientific answer besides the typical "drugs are bad mmmkay." ? I also always see the response " as a younger athlete, hormone levels are already high enough" This may be true, being hearing about people gaining 10 lb's of muscle while simultaneously losing body fat makes these compounds desirable to teenagers.
He told that just 3 or 4 shot not harmfull. I had not any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> in my latest biopsy,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> me,myself dont think so that they will be harmfull for my liver,but I still afraied that maybe thay increase my ALT and AST levels.what you think.please advise me. with best regards,Abbas,23 years old.Persia.
More than 260 studies link pesticides to various cancers, including lymphoma, leukemia, soft tissue sarcoma, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> brain, breast, prostate, bone, bladder, thyroid, colon, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lung cancers, among others. The world's leading autism researchers believe the condition develops from a mix of genes and the pollutants encountered in the mother's womb and early in life. Many insecticides effectively kill bugs by throwing off normal neurological functioning.
the liver makes SHBG (sex hormone binding globin) it can get elevated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> what it does is it will bind your free testosterone and make it unavailable. That will give you a low sexdrive. Have a blood test checking SHBG and testosterone. If your testosterone is normal but SHBG is high it will be an indication pointing towards the liver. My general physician who diagnosed me put this test on my menu.
If there is concern, checking the liver enzymes on a serial basis can be done to ensure no further <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D. www.kevinmd.
They did an abdominal sonogram, checking my liver, my spleen, and my gall bladder as best you can with those. The lady came back to tell me that I had fat in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> that my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my spleen were slightly enlarged the same as the last time I had been there 6 months before, when they told me it was normal. The GI ordered a liver biopsy and they decided for certain with that and other bloodwork that I had NASH.
If the vl is lower it means nothing, for you can get a lot of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> with hardly a viral load, ask Snook. If after the next pcr, you still have any virus, there are tx assistance programs that you can apply for, if killing the virus is your priority. Whatever you decide, you will hopefully based it on facts and not illusions. feel good always and on with the fight!
Weakness, fatigue Loss of appetitie Nausea and vomiting Abdominal swelling and/or pain Jaundice Dark urine, light colored stool Itching (pruritus) GGT is increased in most diseases that cause acute damage to the liver or bile ducts but is usually not helpful in distinguishing between different causes of liver damage.
scared me badly and has ordered an ultrasound <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tests for hepatitis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> scheduled a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> function series <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> says I could have cirrhosis or fatty liver disease or toxicity from the testosterone. Apparently having an AST of more than twice the ALT indicates alcohol abuse? It is true that I used to drink more than I should have, but only allow myself beer one night a week for a year now due to trying to lose weight.
Kava Taken to relieve stress and anxiety, it has been linked to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>, including cirrhosis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> hepatitis. Aconite Used to relieve inflammation and joint pain, it can cause nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, respiratory-system paralysis, heart-rhythm disorders, and even death.
03 percent or it would damage the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> endocrine system; most strains of harmful bacteria (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cancer cells) are anaerobic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> cannot survive in the presence of oxygen or H202.
More than 260 studies link pesticides to various cancers, including lymphoma, leukemia, soft tissue sarcoma, and brain, breast, prostate, bone, bladder, thyroid, colon, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lung cancers, among others. The world's leading autism researchers believe the condition develops from a mix of genes and the pollutants encountered in the mother's womb and early in life. Many insecticides effectively kill bugs by throwing off normal neurological functioning.
My primary physician did an exam and pretty extensive blood labs. He checked <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> kidney function, metabolics, magnesium, lipid panel, thyroid function, cpk, psa, testosterone, hematologycrp, homocysteine, free t3. everything was within normal limits. the cpk was slightly elevated at 300 or so but being that i weight train every day and do cardio every day, my cpk has ranged from 250-320 for years now. Two weeks later I went to another doctor who also did an exam and ran labs.
I am about to do labs again. I'll post the results, but my labs have been improving since I started LDN and supplements about 11 months ago. Good energy and sleep through the night without waking.
As far as the testosterone, an endocronologist can talk to you about those things. Also do a search on it, (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span>, for example>) tons of info out there on it. You'll get support at these boards whatever you and your doc decide to do. Hope I didn't confuse you too much.
Cholesterol is now 311 Triglycerides 69 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> HDL Cholesterol 71 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> LDL 226. My doctor wants to put me on statins, but I want to get my hormones correct first. What do you think? What kind of doctor should i follow up with?
I also take pregnenolone (to balance because it makes progesterone, whereas DHEA makes estrogen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>testosterone</span>), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a DIM+I3C broccoli supplement to help ward off cancer. I also keep up my vitamin D, selenium, and iodine levels to ward off cancer (but only a very little iodine for me as my thyroid won't turn off if I get too much). The thyroid reference range is NOt absed on science.
Despite that fact that statins can cause elevated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> enzymes it is not clear that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>liver</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>damage</span> results from statin induced enzyme elevation. This is something to discuss with your doctor. There have been articles which raise the possibility that Omeprazole might adversely affect the liver but there is not much evidence in support. I wouldn't think that Omeprazole caused your elevated liver enzymes but I suppose it is a possibility. Again, I would follow up with your doctor and ask about it.
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