Low testosterone weight gain

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Avatar m tn i've read that low testosterone diminishes your sex drive. is this true? i am a 50yr old male...... i'm having trouble getting and maintaining an erection, BUT i am always ready for sex..very horny all the time... i know there are other reasons for my ed, but can low testosterone be one of the reasons, even though i am always in the mood???
Avatar m tn In any case, I would advise you to consult an endocrinologist, because low libido and increased fatigue can be associated not only with low testosterone production, but also with disorders in the thyroid gland. Take tests for thyroid hormones and perform an ultrasound exam.
1139187 tn?1355706647 Hi, My intuitive feeling is that low testosterone may cause lack of competitiveness in life, but not constant fatigue, but from another post of yours, I read that you also suffer from hypothyroidism, and it can definitely cause constant fatigue, weight gain, extreme irritability, mental confusion,low pulse rate, low sex drive etc. Your Dr. may put you on regular intake of Thyroxine tab. to improve the condition.
138239 tn?1239924924 my blood work showed my DHEA 78 & normal is between 102-1185, when asked doctor about this she didn't know why, thought there was a supplement for this. Asked Endocrinologist, he said it was nothing to be concerned about. So, whats up???? I've been battling weight gain for the past 3 years. Feel that there is really something wrong with my adrenal glands.they have tested me for Cushings (negative), scooped me from 1 end and the other.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have low testosterone level (400 ng/dl) and I have been struggling to gain muscle. Recently I was down with viral fever and lost almost 10 kgs of "muscle". I literally lost most of the weight from the upper body. Now I am trying to gain weight. Someone adviced me to takeup meal supplement like mass gainer which will provide high carb and protein to bulk up in couple of months and after that I can stop using it. I go to gym everyday.
Avatar m tn I know that my testosterone is low for my age. I plan on losing excess weight and see what happens from there. I know losing weight will lower my estradiol and raise my testosterone, but how much of a difference will it make? I would be willing to try TRT but I am scared of infertility.
Avatar f tn I feel completely exhausted and drained all the time, freezing cold, lower legs edema to the point that the contact of my clothing hurts, weight gain, weight gain, and some more weight gain. I dont have the energy to complete really important things. My hair started shedding. Changes in my vision and decreased ability to concentrate/focus.
Avatar f tn Weight gain is a function or common when low on either and in your case BOTH, low thyroid and low Testosterone. Do not be fooled. Testosterone is extremely important for women, especially at your age! By volume women have 3 times more testosterone than estrogen. (Stall FAR less than a man) but this should still tell you how important testosterone is to healthy woman. Yet most doctors completely ignore it. High cholesterol is also associated with low testosterone, as well as low thyroid.
Avatar m tn Her Doctor could test her hormones and see if the testosterone level is in the normal female range. Weight gain, loss of energy and sex drive all sound like abnormally low testosterone levels. I'm reading between the lines but if you are concerned about the penis she probably is too. Some TS people simply can't afford the full procedure so I think you might want to look at insurance that covers it or setting up a savings plan.
Avatar m tn I went to the doctor to see why I gain weight so easily. I collect allot of fat around my waist and chest and have always had to keep my meals very small. My father went through the same thing and didn't live very long. Died in his 50's. I feel I'm going the same way and would like to explore why this is happening to me. I have eaten healthy all my life, excercise, and do not drink or smoke.. It should be enough.
Avatar f tn Side affects over the last 8 years have included unexplained weight gain, loss of libido, ED and some hair loss in his eyebrows. He was immediately put on Dostinex, beginning with .5mg/twice per week and gradually worked up to 2mg/twice per week. After 6 week on the medicine, his Prolactin was down to 145, so the Dostinex is working! His ED is nearly gone. Because his Testosterone was still low (originally it was 92) and after 6 weeks on Dostinex, it was up to 125...
Avatar n tn After many years of symptoms(low pulse, sensitivity to cold-raynauds, weight gain, thinning hair, dry skin, FATIGUE), doctors finally noticed TSH was high around 5. After these doctors visits, I have been taking simivastin for cholesterol, 50mcg levothyroxine, and 1mg finasteride for about a year. I asked for finasteride as 42 year old male, didn't know if thinning hair might be genetic or thyroid. also diagnosed with fatty liver with high liver enzymes . Since , my TSH is now at 2.
Avatar n tn I think he is very comfortable with a low sex drive and the minimal amout of sex. I am sure the low testosterone level and the working alot of hours doesn't help matters, but I think he was like this the WHOLE time you. He might have put more effort into having the amount of sex that you wanted WHILE you all were dating and even that DIP over time. Secondly, you KNEW this was an issue BEFORE you married the man too.
Avatar m tn I am very depressed as I believe myself to possess more feminine qualities such as indecicive, shy, low confidence, etc. I think I was born with low testosterone and this thought just kills me. I have been called weak, feminine by my cousin brother. He says I aint manly enough. This just killed a part of me inside and I feel like suicidng. NO girls are attracted to me due to this. I just cant live with the fact that I m perceived feminine.
Avatar m tn m eating to low in calories and this is why my T3 is low. But if I increase calories, I gain weight too. This is frustrated.
Avatar m tn I regularly exercise via weight lifting and cardio and can’t seem to lose weight or gain muscle. My total cholesterol is 182, but triglycerides are 185 and my LP is very high at 74. LP should be less than 30. Some days my joints ache and I have some muscle pain. Actually, I am generally in good health and very active. I am wondering if someone can tell me what I might expect from endocrinologist visit and what the likely treatment will be if any?
Avatar m tn m fatigued, I have next to no libido at all (Which is what is hurting our marriage), weight gain, worsening gynocomastia, extreme irritability and I desperately want to feel better. I haven't felt normal for almost 2 years and my irritability is sooo difficult to control. After counseling, after anti-depressants, My am testosterone level is 298. My evening level my physician wanted to draw is pending. I've had to push him to consider other options.
Avatar n tn m trying to gain weight to see if that will raise the T3 level. Meanwhile, I was wondering if there would be any merit in checking my cortisol level - especially since my DHEAS is also high. Could there possibly be a pituitary involvement? Thank you.