Testosterone and blood sugar

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Avatar m tn Again, low SHBG and insulin resistance are implied, so that you could be a candidate for type II diabetes, which could affect T levels, so that better to check the blood sugar levels also, especially since you started getting problems of late only.You should also check up your thyroid levels, estrogen, LH, prolactin, and adrenal levels to confirm none of those are responsible for your low T levels.
Avatar m tn fasting blood sugar, post prandial blood sugar (two hour after meal) and glucose tolerance test (GTT), and tests for insulin resistance. Please discuss with your endocrine specialist. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar n tn Hi, Did your doctor find out the cause for your low testosterone?, if not better go to an/another Endocrinologist and do a complete hormone analysis to find out what may be causing it. At your age, unless your body is unable to produce ( like atrophied testicles ), you should not go for TRT. Also, do not take supplements indiscriminately. Are you an obese person?
Avatar m tn At my annual physical last Fall, my GP suggested that I get my Testosterone level checked and had a blood sample drawn. A week later he called and said that my total testosterone was 206 - in his words a little low and he mailed me a prescription for Testim. I called my prescription drug provider and they went partially ballistic saying that they wouldn't fill this prescription until they spoke to my GP directly and even if they approved my cost would still be more than $200 a month.
Avatar f tn I am not sure why you are taking it a week later, I always was told same day you start your period??? I have PCOS as well. I have been miserable on yaz so I stopped it. Good luck, hopefully it will help you.
Avatar m tn Were your blood tests of "free testosterone" levels? There are two different tests. The "free" level is the most important.
Avatar m tn I recently had a blood test. Testosterone Total 320 ng/dl ref. range 250-1100 free testosterone percent 1.41 ref. range 1.50-2.20% free testosterone 45.1 ref. range 35.0-155.0 pg/ml Estrogen,Total,serum 163 pg/ml ref. range 130 or less Vitamin D 23 ref. range 30-100 My urologist then ordered a prolactin test which was in range at 6.
Avatar m tn 9% Sex Hormone Binding Globulin 62.16 nmol/L Total Cholesterol 171 Blood Sugar 94 (mg%) Kidney and Liver function tests good Std and HIV are negative Blood Pressure 110/68 pulse of 65 Everything shows as "normal". I have always experienced what I referred to as "adrenaline" rushes where certain "excitement" would make me feel "cold" and feel like I want to warm up. I always blamed that on adrenaline.
Avatar n tn I had my doctor run blood tests and everything came back normal. Testosterone was 257 on a scale of 241 - 800. Doctor says this is normal and will not consider hormone treatments. The only medication I take is a statin, which has lowered my cholestorol to normal levels. I am not overweight, nor do I feel depressed. This has become a major quality of life issue, as my wife is feeling somewhat undeisrable and neglected.
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.
Avatar m tn feet (finger tips go blue) Dizzy upon standing Can't walk up stairs due to dizziness/fatigue More recently (past 6 months) I've been short of breath much more, been getting very confused (forgetting words, where I am, what I am doing, who I am with etc...) and increasingly weak and dizzy. I also began testing my blood sugar and having periods of very low numbers (often within the 2.7 mmol/L-3.
Avatar n tn today, i went to lab for repeat insulin and fasting blood sugar to confirm 4th time. i also went to endocrin who said this is d first case he is having with. he will reply me after getting my these repeated results. then he will suggest me to do Glocose Tolerance Test. i am not a diebetic patient and not even my family.
1419848 tn?1283647189 The reason this works is that excess sugar and refined carbs cause high blood sugar, which in turn causes high insulin, which stimulates the ovaries to make androgens (male hormones). You can also try some of these ideas as well: 1. Take nutritional supplements to lower your testosterone. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a natural supplement made from cauliflower and broccoli, and is known to reduce androgens, or male sex hormones (among which is testosterone).
1548538 tn?1293875433 Years ago I came across a site that claimed it was from a yeast overgrowth. I decreased my sugar intake and did a yeast cleanse and it seemed to work but now it is back. Has anyone else ever heard this?
Avatar f tn Caffeine is bad as it leads to over stimulation of the adrenal glands and then adrenal exhaustion, stopping testosterone production. Fried and fatty foods and sugar have the same effect. Adrenal exhaustion can also occur as the result of not enough sleep and too much stress In general it can be seen that the foods that are recommended to increase the testosterone levels in the body are the same ones that are recommended in a healthy diet for every-one, particularly for a healthy heart.
135456 tn?1301441224 Diabetes is associated with low testosterone. Is your blood sugar ok? Replacement is controversial because there's a question of it increasing the risk of prostate cancer.
Avatar m tn If this is working, meaning you're losing weight and getting better results on your blood sugar tests, then you're doing fine.
Avatar f tn Hey! My blood tests show that my testosterone is too high, though I don't know what is causing this. My doc wanted to say it is pcos but my estrogen levels are ok. And I'm very thin. Although I am breaking out from sugar and too much processed food, so maybe it has something to do with insulin intolerance? No one in my family has this problem. So what should I do, which doctor to turn to?
Avatar m tn My house stays normally at 72 degrees but one night, I could be trowing off the covers from being to hot and the next, too cold. I do check my sugar often and during these temperature fluctuations, my sugar is normal. Also note, my Dr, did ask me if my face gets red during the hot flashes, it doesn't and the heat wave is mainly centered around my chest, neck and head. So with all that said, he ordered a lot of blood-work to check other hormones. Here are the results with ranges from the Lab.
Avatar f tn Other causes could be polycystic ovarian syndrome, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone and uterine abnormalities like fibroid and cervical dysplasia. Your doctor may consider tests like blood sugar levels, thyroid function test, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSA), estrogen, and testosterone. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound, X-ray, and CT scan may also be recommended in certain individuals.
Avatar n tn It is very important to rule out any cervical malignancy as well. Your doctor may consider tests like blood sugar levels, thyroid function test, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSA), estrogen, and testosterone. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound, X-ray, and CT scan or MRI brain may also be recommended in certain individuals. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn The Cardiologist find nothing wrong with my heart and think that all my symptoms are linked to my anxiety level (low pulse rate, dizziness and high blood pressure, pins and needles and numbness sensations). Is it normal to have high blood pressure with low pulse rate. Also, is it normal to feel like I have no energy all the time, even if I sleep 7 hours by night and do a nap at daytime? I always feel my heart beat in my chest now, I never was like that before and never felt it.
Avatar m tn I exercise and am very active, I eat tons of vegetables and fruit and don't eat much sugar or any fried foods.... The only medicine I am taking is Omeprazole. I am in remission from Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, I never drink alcohol and have never smoked... While I was in Cancer Treatment I was diagnosed with Pagets disease...of the skull...They gave me Reclast...could the Reclast cause these abnormal numbers?
Avatar f tn If the periods are not regular every cycle then the causes could be polycystic ovarian syndrome, diseases of pituitary gland, hormonal imbalance of estrogen and progesterone and uterine abnormalities like fibroid. Your doctor may consider tests like blood sugar levels, thyroid function test, prolactin, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSA), estrogen, and testosterone. Imaging studies, such as ultrasound, X-ray, and CT scan may also be recommended in certain individuals.
Avatar f tn Statin drugs (lowers cholesterol) black box warning is high blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. I hope you aren't on that drug! Zero benefit to women in any age group! All carbs turn to insulin. High carb diets is why there is a epidemic of obesity and diabetes. 50% of diabetics die of heart disease. And that is the power of high insulin. Fat, diabetic and heart attack on a plate. I am so reversing this!
Avatar f tn When I was having the panic attacks I ate a pretty clean diet with little sugars but plenty good fats, good carbs, protein, vegetables daily. Now, since my last blood results, I eat sugar and butter every day and feel somewhat better but it is not curing my symptoms. I would rather not do this sugar and butter thing anyway. I have literally searched everywhere and been to the docs about 5 or 6 times for this stuff.
978469 tn?1433551546 I fell GREAT! But about 2 weeks ago he checks my blood pressure and it was 145/90. I also was experiencing some Tachardia (although I drink alot of espresso). SO I stopped the espresso and my heart rate is fine, but the BP is still hovering around 150/90. He did a BP test in his office yesterday as follows: Sitting138/90 Standing 144/98 Laying down 142/76 M doc is a general intern. He said maybe we should stop the androgel and see if it lowers, or we could reduce the dose.
Avatar f tn These include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone, depression, spinal and neurologic causes. Investigations like blood sugar levels, thyroid test, testosterone levels and blood pressure levels are needed to confirm the diagnosis. So my sincere advice is to get the diagnosis confirmed from a urologist. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn The Symogi effect is the tendency of the blood sugar to rise as a result of low blood sugar. Low blood sugar can trigger release of hormones such as glucagon that raise blood sugar. The liver would normally respond to declining blood sugar by increasing glycogenolysis, as I discussed above. But insulin inhibits glycogenolysis, and as you may have observed, low blood sugar occurs most often near an insulin peak.