Low testosterone in endurance athletes

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Avatar m tn I want to keep my blood pressure low and hope to reverse the thickening but I dont want to have sudden cardiac death in an athlete in the meantime. I am wondering what I can do as far as anti-arrythmics, a betablocker, bystolic or even coreg to slow my heart function down to help reverse this. Cardiologist doesnt know as he thinks its from the testosterone, working out and blood pressure issue. Which all makes sense.
Avatar f tn If hypothyroidism is fairly common among endurance athletes, there is a good chance you may know people involved in your sport who also have Hashimoto's - you might try to reach out to coaches or other athletes and ask for advice. Probably the best thing you could do would be to find a coach or someone in your sport who can give you training advice who understands how hypothyroidism and sports affect each other.
Avatar f tn Had one episode of PVC but probably from thyroid meds. Lots of endurance athletes have heart rhythm issues later in life. I wish you the best. Below is recent ESPN article about potential issues for endurance training. http://espn.go.
Avatar n tn ve taking diet pills (ephedrine/caffeine) for a few years. In last year my endurance has decline. About 8 months ago I started noticing Fatigue, memory problems, body aches and problems maintaining erections. I started taking pregnenolone and 7-keto DHEA thinking it would increase testosterone. I finally went to my doctor 2 1/2 months ago. He ordered blood tests. My total testosterone is 375 on a range that says 250 to 1100 ng/dL. My free testosterone is 71.
Avatar n tn Have you told the cardiologist that you are an endurance athlete? this will give him a lot of clues. For example, many athletes have resting heart rates of less than 60, it has been known for some to be 25. As your heart evolves for your activity, it simply becomes much more efficient at its job, so it doesn't need to pump as often. It is also very common for an ekg in an athlete to look different from an average persons.
20790871 tn?1507161421 re so athletic, that your testosterone has shot up, which is one of the factors in hair loss in men. You could be taking a supplement bought at a place like GNC for athletic performance that contains steroids not listed on the label or hidden on the label, such as DHEA, which is increasing your testosterone.
Avatar m tn No there is no possible reason. I played competitive soccer in Europe for many years, and it's a known fact that athletes often experience palpitations. The muscle twitching is a given for any sport that involves endurance. I used to wake up in the middle of the night with muscle cramps after games. It's normal and fine. Just keep up with the electrolytes. Potassium and calcium most importantly. Yogurt is great after hard training sessions. DON'T worry about your palpitations.
Avatar n tn Normally once your lab results are in a range (and you feel good in a relaxed state) that is the dose you stay on for maybe 6 months - depends on individual. Post your last lab results with the labs ranges and someone here (not me) will give you their opinion. Maybe you are still under medicated. Switching dosage in short periods would be a shot in the dark. It takes a long time for the t4 to stabilize not just say, one week or so. T3 you can feel right away, it is short lived in the system.
Avatar m tn my natural blood testosterone is back in the low normal range(245). the exercise has improved my depression level and the side effects of lifting has me looking better and feeling better.
Avatar m tn The issue of routine screening of athletes has challenged the medical community for decades and will likely do so in the future, especially in the age of limited resources (eg - health system cannot pay for an echo on everybody).
Avatar n tn It seems to be somewhat common in endurance athletes. Anyway, I had 4 cardioversions and then decided to try meds. I used Norpace and flecanaid for a while but neither worked well and they had terrible side effects. I ended up getting an ablation 5 weeks ago so the jury is still out on whether that will fix it. What is your resting rate now, and can you describe your rhythm when you go into a fib? Do you PVC's/PAC's. What meds have you tried? I might be able to offer some suggestions.
Avatar m tn There are many who have experienced this on the lone AF forum so you will probably get more response over there. I think all of them stick to life style changes afterwards. Some were endurance athletes that dialed back their regiment.
Avatar n tn Low end of range= Body weight (lbs) x 0.5 = (ounces of fluid/day) High end of range=Body weight (lbs) x 1 = (ounces of fluid/day) For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, your approximate water requirement will be between 75 and 150 ounces each day. When to Drink Water During Exercise Begin the day with a large glass of water each morning, whether it's a training or a rest day.
Avatar f tn there are a number of endurance athletes that belong to lone afib forum.
Avatar m tn For men who TRULY have low testosterone, treatment makes sense (in some cases), but this is another area in medicine where the almighty dollar is overruling necessity. You'll have to wait and see what your levels are, but my gut would say that this isn't a problem with T, namely because you've been experiencing these symptoms on and off for a LONG time.
Avatar n tn can I still go back to my PREVIOUS routine and just remove the mountain biking which aggravated this situation? Previously, I only do long but low intense workouts. In mountain biking, it was short but totally intense. 2) IS there risk to my left eye or are they completely separated? 3) After whatever treatment is given in the Philippines, I would like to know how I could schedule an appointment with you for further evaluation. Am I allowed to ride planes despite this condition?
Avatar m tn Sometimes adding progesterone or correcting adrenal issues can improve low testosterone symptoms. However, in some cases it may be necessary to supplement with testosterone.
Avatar m tn You should talk in therapy about the power dynamics in your relationship, though. You don't have to talk to a therapist about what is happening in the bed, but if you want the relationship to continue, you have to talk about all this passive-aggressive (or just plain aggressive) behavior.
Avatar n tn If you just do a couple of sets of 50 to 100 situps, food afterward should go down without any discomfort. Keep in mind that endurance athletes such as those running a marathon eat/drink while exercising.
Avatar f tn What are the causes of high testosterone level without any effect on the body ???? the problem in testosterone receptor or in what ??