How does testosterone work

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Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? Testosterone has been used for many decades for the treatment of testosterone deficient males.Today options for treatment include topical testosterone gels and creams, short and long acting injections of testosterone esters, application of testosterone through skin patches, subcutaneous testosterone implants, and oral testosterone capsules. The injection is given deep intra-muscular and is quite often painful.
Avatar f tn a good marriage is built on a lot more then just sex I have been married for 28yrs this june and we made it thew the sexless yrs but im happy im clean now and all is better in that department until he quits work on other parts of your marriage... you can make it work without sex...its no fun but a marriage can make it good luck and God bless.....
2063104 tn?1330926162 How long does Testosterone stay in your system after stopping 1ML week for 1yr. I need to change doctors because of insurance and dont' want my levels to be high. (Hence, they won't prescribe testosterone if my leveles show normal. So how long after my last dose should I wait to get the blood work to show my testosterone level? When I started replacement therapay I was at 72. I'm a 50 yr old male and truly suffer from low testosterone. DARN insurance companies!.
Avatar n tn On top of this, it is very hard for me to gain muscle mass. My chest has never been muscular and well defined no matter how long I work out. If I do not work out at all, I appear to have very small "man boobs" despite being a skinny guy. My shoulders are very narrow and at 32, I still have very little to no chest hair. My legs and feet are very hairy however; just no hair on chest. I have always been a very moody guy and emotional.
Avatar n tn Good Luck What is below is a reply I put in to a discussion on side effects to ED drugs, so I’m now putting So if he drugs don’t work or work well but with bad side effects, then go the herbal way, and it works, but you need to go the whole way with them and give them a good try, just like drugs its a mix and match affair to find the right mix.
610665 tn?1237851648 I am concerned about my brother who has been diagnosed with Low testosterone and to cut a long story short I was hoping I could get some help with this and understand this as I am very concerned and worried for him... He is taking steroids and I worry that this is not good for him??? and what this will do in the long run... He has gotten himself into trouble with the law and I believe this is due to his mental state. I feel that I am not able to help in anyway due to not really understanding.
Avatar n tn There is another thread on here entitled "How much testosterone is too much". If you can find it, there is some good insight to be had there. I know from personal experience what it can do to a guy and I'm willing to offer what advice I can, but I suggest you read that thread first.
Avatar m tn Sorry for the delay responding to your comment. Although low testosterone is not as common in younger males, it does happen. If you get a doctor that will not run a blood test, I am not sure what recourse you have in the UK. If all else fails, you can try buying DHEA over the counter at a vitamin or health food store (time released if possible). DHEA is a precursor to testosterone and can help raise your levels.
Avatar n tn The funny part is that I had to end my career first in 2003 before this other urologist placed me on testosterone replacement therapy. My wife and children remarked on how much stress was relieved and how my moods had improved. Even with testosterone effecting moods we as patients still have a choice as to how we deal with things.
Avatar f tn I have low testosterone, so of course my libido is on the lower scale, Other than testosterone therapy, does Armour increase testosterone. Or at least my libido? And if it does, how long will one see the results? Also my weight went down recently, doesn't a hypo usually gain weight and a hyper lose weight? Thank you so much for any assistance you can provide.
Avatar m tn I have been on testosterone shots for almost a year now due to extremely low testosterone levels identified during my annual physical. My numbers bottomed out around 150 over a 3 week period of testing. I had a scan to check the pituitary gland and all was normal there to at my ripe old age of 43 I started TRT. I currently take 2 shots/week of .24ml each shot. This was partly my decision to keep a more balanced level vs.
Avatar n tn Yesterday I went to his office and he reviewed the results carefully. Luckily, I do not have PCOS. The blood work only revealed high levels of testosterone (although still within the normal range). I have noticed that my libido is usually pretty high. That does not bother me, quite the opposite :). My main problem is facial hair (upper lip, sideburns, and some chin), as well as increased body hair. I know that without it I would be a happier person.
Avatar m tn Hi, I was diagnosed as having a low testosterone level in 2003. Mine waas around the 220. Now I take monthly testosterone injections. I have been able to self inject but am monitored by a doctor. I think that I now have a normal sex drive, but have been unable to do anything due to other urological problems. Taking these injections is not that bad I hope that you will get things sorted out.
Avatar m tn 00) Albumin 37 g/L (33 - 48) Sex Hormone Binding Globuline 59 (10 - 55) HIGH Free Testosterone 194 (175 - 700) ( OK for an 80 yr old man but not for me ) So, presently I think my estradiol is too low, my SHBG is going overboard resulting in very low free Testosterone. My blood work (dont want to overwhelm this thread right away ) shows low red blood cell count - consistent with low testosterone. Other than that liver results etc all look pretty good.
Avatar n tn I used Androgel and later (for cost reasons) Injectable Testosterone. Either form works great but it does take some work to get the dose right. Good luck! I had readings of 297 and then 250 total testosterone in two tests. FSH was 1 and free testosterone was 70. I suffer from depression, night dreads, social anxiety etc. Can this be the cause? After a year and 1/2 of anti depressants and meeting with psychiatrists, nothing is working.
Avatar m tn You will gain so much wisdom about how other people think/work and why they do and say those things. I can tell you also, looking up medical things on the internet just makes things worse and can cause you to worry more. Never say you want to commit suicide....killing yourself solves nothing....and come on this is such a crazy world, don't you want to see what will happen in the future? If people bully you, bring it to the attention of a higher power. They will do something.
Avatar n tn Apparently these type of laxatives can make your colon dependent on them and not work on it's own, could take months or years or possibly never work on it's own again! This news was very disturbing to me to say the least. I have a lot of the same issue's as you have and am considered narcotic dependent, I was told today that mir a lax is the safest on the market, it is what they use to due cleanses before they due the scopes(510 gram bottle per gallon of water).
Avatar n tn Im going to try it, I hope this gets me back to normal. Does anyone know who or where to go to to find out WHY we have these testosterone problems?
Avatar n tn I'm worried about what will happen to me during the time that I have no testosterone. How long should it take before I start producing my own? Will I start producing it again for sure? I'm afriad it will cause impotence for several months and may destroy my relationship with my girlfriend. Is there anything I can do to increase libido during this time or anything I might do to speed up the return of my body's production of testosterone?
Avatar n tn I have one daughter and my wife wants more kids , does testosterone therapy is advisible ? if not what could be the treatment . 5. How long will treatment take to improve quality of life and give me sexual life back 6. Can be possible my Free T3/T4 are in mid normal , can be reason for those symptoms , should i ask my Endo to increase my levoxyl or start little bit of T3 , any experience in this side ?
Avatar n tn The body itself likes to try and stay in a state called homeostasis (meaning keeping a well balanced system) as much as it possibly can. Unfortunately it does not work out that way. So when someone raises their Testosterone level by artificial means, it can possibly raise the estrogen level as well. I am extremely prone to this problem.
Avatar n tn Is testosterone level low can be because of prolactin and when prolactin went down using drug , does it longer to have testosterone to go up ? 2. My testosterone level can be reason of shrink testes and penis size in width and length ? 3. Is low testosterone can be the reason of following symptoms , muscles mass loss , muscles pain/joint pain and fatigue and last of concentration and low sexual libido and mood swing. 4.
Avatar n tn I did it for two months and just went back this monday for blood work and my testosterone level had dropped to 135! So nw he pu me on 1cc every two weeks. I will make sure i ask them to check my glands out! I know he felt around and looked up my nose and throat,bu no MRI was done. But Ed i know what your going thru, Low test cause alot more problems than just sexual.It seems im tired , with no entergy all the time. But to look at me you'd think im a very healthy guy. Not over weight at all.