Testosterone and muscle growth

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone and muscle growth

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Avatar n tn The role of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone in muscle growth is not completely understood, however, it is known that low levels of both of these hormones in an elderly male can lead to muscle weakness and loss of muscle mass and conversely that increasing these levels cause an increase in muscle mass and strength. This medication could be contributing to your inability to gain muscle, however, there is no way to tell if it is the exact cause.
Avatar m tn So um.... I'm here because I had this big cyst on my thyroid, but I also have central hypogonadism. It's my impression that doctors in general for psychological reasons really really want to ignore hypogonadism. Anything but that. Also doctors are often very confused and mixed up beliefs. For instance, early pregnancy will stop a young women's growth because of hormones.
Avatar m tn An increase in testoserone (the male equivalent of estrogen) leads to hair growth and muscle gain. Your best bet is to find a supplement that doesnt increase your testosterone. If you can't find one, then you'll have to choose between quick muscle gain or body hair.
Avatar f tn re female, though you might still grow a bit. Women tend to have their growth spurts earlier than men. Those supplements might help you add muscle and increase testosterone a bit, but not height.
Avatar m tn I do not know your routine or frequency but here are a couple of basic guidelines that my professional trainer gave me. First, For muscle growth and strength, no muscle group should be worked more than three times a week with at least on day rest in between. All workouts should NOT exceed 60 min.a day, and be sure to drink fluids throughout the workout to avoid dehydration, muscle cramps and stiffness. An example of an average workout would be; 3 sets of 8-12 reps with one min.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend is 15 and he is taking muscle pills to get big fast. one of the pills is Testosterone pills. He told him mom that he would no longer take these, but yet he is.
Avatar n tn for bodybuilding i m taking high protien and low carb diet , and testosterone and growth harmone .
1139187 tn?1355706647 Healthy adults who take HGH put themselves at risk for joint and muscle pain, swelling in the arms and legs, carpel tunnel syndrome, and insulin resistance. In the elderly, these symptoms are more profound." "Using HGH for weight loss, muscle building, or anti-aging is experimental and controversial. HGH injections are believed to decrease fat storage and increase muscle growth to some extent, but studies have not shown this to be a safe or effective weight loss remedy.
Avatar m tn I don’t know how that stuff works, does it increase muscle and help build up mass and give me a beard? What should I do? Thanks for reading.
Avatar n tn Testosterone replacement therapy can improve sexual interest, erectile function, mood and energy, body hair growth, bone density, and muscle mass. There are several methods of testosterone replacement: Injections Patches Gel Tablets (stick to the gums) ...The best method will depend on the cause of the problem." At this point, it is best to discuss your concerns with your physician so that the right management may be given.
Avatar m tn t know if I should say this or not, but in addition to feeling Extremely fatigued/lethargic, depressed, mood swings/irritable, anxiety and experiencing extremely dry skin, muscle loss, poor sleep, diminished hair growth, having trouble remembering and concentrating on anything (even the most basic of tasks), and frequent urination....my testicles have shrunken to the size of medium-seized grapes in a matter of months.
2167803 tn?1338529751 Hi Danial, Low t can caues some things but not confidence, if you think your lacking confidence, then think why and dont try to blame your body, its all in your mind, did your have something that has not gone your way, is that the problem and wont go back, you can only have low t if either had a blood test or things like facal hair growth, muscle growth gone, these last 2 are signs of low t.
Avatar f tn severe fatigue, difficulty losing weight, weight gain, memory loss, hair loss, muscle fatigue, hair growth, buffalo hump, and increased anxiety and depression. Doctor changed my thyroid medication from cytomel to synthroid. I have a 25 year history of psoriasis and recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis due to joint swelling in a left finger and left ankle. Endocrinologist did these test and here are the results. Any assistance in translating them would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn s, and this past year I have started to grow hair where it should NOT be, facial like a man and my stomach, is there any help for this problem? And what makes this happen ?
1752977 tn?1418221796 Sounds like you may have a high testosterone and/or low estrogen level. This may have also contributed to the miscarriages, but not necessarily. Hope you get an answer soon!
Avatar m tn Hi MedHelp, Let me begin by stating a few things about myself. I am 19 years old and a freshman in college. Late in high school, I finally decided to do something about how I looked about twelve years old. I went to an endocrinologist who finally prescribed me IM testosterone shots for delayed puberty, which i took for six months.
Avatar m tn The decrease in bioavailable testosterone can then result in declines in sexual function and muscle and red cell mass, and contribute to the loss of bone density.”22 3. Soy and fish oil keep estrogen and SHBG in check. Another Japanese study examined how the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA (found in high concentrations in fish) affected SHBG levels in men 43 to 88 years of age.
Avatar m tn I have been having excessive body hair growth and not so much growth in my scalp region. So is excessive body hair a side effect of levothyroxine?
Avatar f tn I have a total T3 in the upper end/top of the reference range due to using T4 and T3 for hypothyroidism. However, recently I developed moderate acne and noticed new hair growth at the corners of my mouth and in between my eyebrows. It turns out that i have a mildly elevated total testosterone level but normal SHBG. Could the elevated total testosterone be causing these symptoms and be enough to diagnose PCOS or is my elevated total testosterone in someway linked to my T3 use?
Avatar n tn I have some issues with my facial hair growth. I have dense hair growth on the sides of the face and neck, however the mustache is sparse. I don't think it is genetically inherited in my case. My father and all the brothers are having thick beard and thick mustache. I have read about Minoxidil, etc, I believe they are not effective for mustache growth. I have not tried using any testosterone gels in my life.
Avatar n tn The doctor checked my testosterone level due to and adverse affect of opiates, and I didnot have any. He put me on supplemental testosterone, but I have read it would come back naturally and taking supplements will stop the natural production of my testosterone. Anyone had this issue.
Avatar m tn and one more problem is ...im becoming lean day by day. and losing muscle mass. even my hair became dry. but my thyroid levels were normal.
Avatar n tn is there a correlation between low testosterone and peyronies disorder ? If so, does treating the low t seem to affect the peyronies ,, by improving or at least slowing the progression ?
Avatar f tn no adrenal growth factor and growth hormone test and an mri or ct scan