Testosterone and nutrition

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone and nutrition


Avatar m tn However i do have pubic hair and under arm hair and a v light covering on my arms and legs. I am regularly quite moody and depressed, i am not very aggressive or assertive and i am usually quite low on energy even when i have eaten and slept plenty.
Avatar n tn 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 testosterone and my total testosterone 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.
Avatar n tn ) Been taking testosterone shots and Arimedix for about a year, however libido still *****. The testosterone and training leave me with a well fit lean body, but with low/no libido. I wish I had some answers for you but you are not alone.
905118 tn?1299318889 Is it possible to have low testosterone levels at 24 years of age? I'm experiencing decreased libido (my girlfriend and I are only having sex 2-3 times per month and it's becoming very frustrating for her.) I've also had weight problems when I was younger, which i overcame with great determination over the course of the last two years (lost about 30kg of weight - 66 pounds) and I'm now generally fit, and go to the gym 4-5 days a week.
Avatar m tn I myself have been in strength training and bodybuilding for several years I was a lightweight when I started and gained close to 50 lbs of muscle after a few yrs of hard training and nutrition. it's a lifestyle for me and so when strength and size became harder to attain I resorted to other means (test) for the most part.
Avatar m tn Yes, you are absolutely right. Chronic opiate use does lower your testosterone level and thus your sexual drive. You may be over the acute stages of withdrawals, but the residual listlessness, depression and insomnia can last for several months. Some of it is cause by diminished hormones, but it will resolve eventually with time, good nutrition, moderated exercise, being in fresh air, etc... Do not despair, it will get better and better every day. Good luck.
Avatar n tn 39, testosterone total 0.32, progesterone 28.3, DHEA Sulfate 75, cortisol am 3.9 and cortisol pm 4.4, estrone lc/ms/ms 192, estradiol ultrasensitive lc/ms/ms 138. My Gyn doctor wanted to put me 150.00 month herbal supplment as well as she prescribed me testosterone cream compounds, progesterone and estrogine. My endocrenogist wasn't hip with HRT idea. I can't afford the herbs, so I have asked my endo doctor to run test to see if I have addison's disease.
Avatar m tn Glad I am pinpointing and getting close to root of my disarray. Chronic stress exhaustion, nutrition depletion, and inflammation in many parts... is one line description of my condition.
Avatar n tn It is directly related to your parents and forefathers height gene which you acquired. Growth hormone and testosterone also control your growth and after 20 years your height will stabilize as after this your long bones would be fused and there will no increase in your height anymore. Take care!
1236893 tn?1408490528 vitamin D actually gets converted into a steroid hormone (other steroid hormones include estrogen and testosterone). As a steroid hormone, it regulates over 1,000 different physiological processes, and controls around 5 percent of the human genome. Dr. Michael Holick, who's a leader in vitamin D research, thinks it may even control twice that amount of genes.
Avatar f tn I am going through hell trying to find one who will listen..and I am about to turn to a Holistic Nurse practitioner who treats patients with both nutrition and meds..and LISTENS TO SYMPTOMS... Let me know what happens!
Avatar n tn 3) You have to remember that your height is more or less genetically determined, so it will depend on the height of your parents and forefathers. 4) Hormonal influence is also associated, check your growth hormone and testosterone levels and discuss with an endocrinologist. Take care!
1344197 tn?1392822771 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.
941206 tn?1245277895 As far as training goes, I wanted to be bulky and muscular for most of my life and trained with good technique and proper nutrition for a long time but hit a plateau soon in my life and I've always been weaker physically than everybody else no matter how hard I tried. I ended up gaining fat but no muscle. I also always felt that I had lower testosterone levels because I had less aggressivity or drive for challenge or sports than my friends.
Avatar f tn Women dont possess the testosterone and usually dont eat enough to gain muscle like men. Cant build muscles without the proper nutrition and caloric intake. So as long as u don't increase the amount of food you eat, you should be good.
Avatar m tn Hi, The first thing you need to do is diet control, reduce the quantity while keeping the quality of food you take. Google for Dietary Reference Intake and you will get references like these: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/SummaryDRIs/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Nutrition/DRIs/1_%20EARs.pdf These are the daily required macro nutrients for your body and ensure that on the average you get these levels of nutrients daily from your food ; nothing more., nothing less.
Avatar n tn Hi Ladies – Long time! Sorry about that! Here are responses to your questions. This is a long one but I hope I’ve answered all your questions. And I promise to log in here more often!  Desperado: Congradulations on the conception but terribly sorry to hear about the miscarriage. Hang in there babe – you’ll get a babe yet. My recommendation is mortgage the house for IVF and PGD before time runs out. ;) see response to your Qs #1 and #2 below. Shayla: taking more is good.
Avatar f tn 0 or thereabouts and great free t4 free t3 levels and all else looks good so maybe they raise your thyroid med dose thinking you're still a little hypo (not hyper) or have you lower dose in case you are actually hyper and for a short while you feel better or feel worse right away so now you don't know if you're up or down ?
Avatar f tn I have just recently heard of a saliva test from Canary Club, which tests the full spectrum of cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, TSH, free T3, and free T4. You can get this test/take it without any prescription. CanaryClub.org/HomeLabTests/tabid/80/ Other tests: ZRT Labs... salivatest.com/ (can test just one thing if you want). HealthcheckUSA also another lab can get the saliva test, HealthcheckUSA.
Avatar n tn Yeah, my sex drive was hurting too. I'm still trying to fully recover in that area. But, it is a lot better now. I don't have a problems with testosterone level though, I don't think.
Avatar n tn I had the same thing with the Yaz. I was on Yasmin and switched to Yaz and promptly gained about 5 or more pounds. No problems at all with Yasmin, and I was on it for 5 or more years. I still work out like I did on Yasmin, and I've never eaten a lot, although, the Yaz does make me hungry all the time, and I can't seem to get rid of this bloating. I spot constantly and cramp. I have another friend that is the same way.
Avatar m tn You were giving updated reports on your viral load and alt ast numbers. Its been awhile and just curious as to where you stand now.
Avatar n tn and prescribed Met 500 mg. No changes and we had the holidays. I went to diabetes and nutrition counseling (as well as changing my lifestyle with eating and exercise) and they all said they think I have POCS syndrome and so did the GYN. They all suggested that I increase my dose to 1000mg so the Doc did. I have lost 3 lbs in 2 days since and blood glucose levels are done so I am hopeful.
Avatar n tn xcessive caffeine and snack foods will aggravate this but u ber has good advice with what she's reccomending with the vitamins and diet.remember u like us didn't get the way we did overnite so with time sobriety and good nutrition u will feel better!
Avatar m tn Not to keep picking your brain but..... What does the high testosterone and progesterone mean and what can be done to bring those levels down. I'm a 48 yr old postmenopausal woman, by the way.
Avatar m tn By that I mean clear minded, alert, and myself personality wise. When I wake up I'm very, VERY rarely refreshed feeling and it takes an hour or two to feel somewhat awake. (Keep in mind this is in comparison to how I felt before, "normal"). Usually in the afternoon I'm overwhelmed by fatigue and it's difficult to carry on with people and activities. If I don't rest in a quiet and stress-free environment I usually don't come out of the lethargic, foggy minded fatigue.
Avatar n tn Yes Liver Toxic: No Aromatization: No, but it will raise testosterone levels and increased aromatization may occur. Chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone found in the female body during the early months of pregnancy (it is produced in the placenta). It is in fact the pregnancy indicator looked at by the over the counter pregnancy test kits, as due to its origin it is not found in the body at any other time.
Avatar m tn Consider the amino acids and other nutrients lost when you spooj, also the endorfins released in the brain at orgasm -- the ones that make us sleepy. Nutrition and some self-control may therefore be the answer. Make sure you're taking a good multi-vitamin and restrict masturbation to once a day. If you have the balls to commit to a week of abstinence, do that: I have noticed an incredible increase in energy and pep when not jizzing every day.