Testosterone for women athletes

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone for women athletes

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Avatar f tn But again, generally, that product, or any testosterone prescription, can be a problem for women if it raises levels too high. Keep in mind that many female athletes take testosterone to maximize performance and to get those six pack abs you see in high level female athletes, almost all of whom are taking some form of testosterone but know how to do it and when to do it to hide it from the authorities of sports. Men do this too, Bodybuilders almost all do it.
Avatar n tn Testosterone and many of its precursors have some similarities to what causes PATM. For instance, some women can smell it and others can’t. What’s funny about this is they all respond to it almost unconsciously regardless if they smell it or not. Most women at their fertility peak will find themselves sexually turned on near someone with high level of these compounds. This is why companies advertise pheromones as a good product in increasing your scoring odds.
Avatar f tn https://www.health.harvard.edu/mens-health/is-testosterone-therapy-safe-take-a-breath-before-you-take-the-plunge The best way to lose weight is to implement a healthful eating plan that consists of whole, unprocessed foods, including adequate protein and healthful fats and a moderate exercise plan.
20790871 tn?1507161421 It is difficult for me to pinpoint what could be causing this because a lot of things in my life changed when this issue started occurring. My diet changed, I lost a bit of weight(down to 6.4% body fat), my training intensified, and I started two medications for depression (Lexapro and Wellbutrin). I gained the weight back after I quit competitive running, but the hair thinning persists.
20000695 tn?1488217942 Nature has provided a host of plants and other substances that can help balance your hormones, which are right now way out of balance. For most women in the US, the problem is progesterone, but a balanced formula of plants that gently encourage the production of hormones can be helpful. There are some natural steroids that make hormones in the body that can help as well, partly by decreasing your female hormones and increasing your testosterone a bit.
Avatar m tn Testosterone would not cause this. You are right -- it looks like Graves. I assume you are not on thyroid meds (you mentioned feeling hypo, but were never diagnosed with hypo in the past from how I read your post). It is possible to use a medication like tapazole to bring things back into range, in the meantime - cut back on exercise until heart rate at rest is better controlled (consistently <80).
Avatar m tn hey man all these things you have suggested are correct regarding the causes. hypertension affects many actually all body systems in a negative fashion. I myself have been in strength training and bodybuilding for several years I was a lightweight when I started and gained close to 50 lbs of muscle after a few yrs of hard training and nutrition. it's a lifestyle for me and so when strength and size became harder to attain I resorted to other means (test) for the most part.
Avatar n tn I made it a point to have hubby thoroughly checked out and now I know he has a low sperm count. I have heard Clomid being used on men as well as women, What do I do/?
Avatar m tn I went through puberty with more estrogen than testosterone. I am on testosterone injection but it does not solve my ED issue. I am thinking of injections as Viagra does not work any more..
Avatar f tn I suggest u get ur testosterone checked. The #1 symptom is hair loss in women and hair growth in other unexpected places. I have really high testosterone I'm trying to lower, it has been making me lose a lot of hair and I'm only 29. I have high testosterone from PCOS. MAKE SURE UR DOCS LOOK INTO THAT. I started intense cardio, eating foods with little carbs and low sugar, and drinking spearmint tea. Also thinking about colon hydrotherapy.
401095 tn?1351391770 I am also very interested in how the testosterone shots go. I have thought about them for myself. it is not unusual for women to be low in testosterone. it occurs natuarlly in women too but is counter balanced by estrogen. maybe i need some of that? lol, i don't think so. i have noticed that adrenalin is great for fighting pain(as are other naturally occurring chemicals)and have often thought about getting my levels of all these chemicals checked. maybe i should. Nick.
623156 tn?1322865851 I was reading a weekly newsletter I receive in my email and it mentioned that Zinc is a key natural aid in boosting fertility. For women Zinc helps cell divsion which is critical to the earliest stages of conception and fetal development. For men it helps with adequate levels of testosterone and sperm counts. Research has shown with 15 mgs a day in men it can increase semen and testosterone production, in women it can help ovulation and fertility.
Avatar m tn Women may develop unwanted hair growth or acne. Testosterone transfer is especially dangerous for pregnant women because it can cause birth defects. "Women and children who are exposed to testosterone products should call their doctor right away. "To prevent these problems, the man using the gel should not allow skin-to-skin contact of the treated area with other people. He should keep the treated area covered or wash it well before letting others touch him.
1320252 tn?1290190343 Anybody know what are considered normal and what are considered high for women trying to get pregnant?
Avatar f tn In men, low thyroid levels can cause low testosterone.
Avatar f tn The endo indicated that low testosterone in women is a good thing and isn’t the source of my problems. She suspected PCOS and ordered her own battery of tests. I’ll provide the abnormal results below for you (normal range in parenthesis): Cortisol – LOW at 0.6 (6.2-19.4) Dhea Sulfate – LOW at 32.3 (57.3-279.2) Vitamin D 25-Hydroxy – LOW at 29.1 (30-100) In addition, this time total testosterone was normal at 13.6 (10-55), as was free testosterone at 0.5 (0.0-4.2). TSH was normal at 0.
Avatar f tn My daughter is 11yrs old with an ovarian cysts of 4.4cm... Her testosterone levels are high, her glucose levels are high.. her blood level has dropped to a 9... What should I do... The first doctor said she was ok.. moths after I took her back to the second doctor which sent her to do more test which came up with the results of the results I mentioned earlier... But she was not clear on how to treat her.. please what should I do....
Avatar m tn I have just completed 48 weeks of triple therapy. ( I had HCV for 10 yrs at phaze 1) I do not drink, have not for five yrs. I do not use drugs, never have. Anyway. I was a physically fit guy before treatment, (6' 225lbs 11% body fat) lifted weights for years and never used steroids. I have last about 35 lbs while on treatment. Now after treatment it seams like it would take yrs to accomplish what was undone in 48 wks.
110491 tn?1274481937 Testosterone is made by the ovaries as well as with the help of the adrenal glands. In women without ovaries, all testosterone and estrogen requires the precursor androstenedione; this precursor is synthesized by the adrenal cortex. This is why even post-menopausal women have some estrogen and testosterone. I don't have much of the first one and none of the other.
Avatar m tn many hormones play a role in gynecomastya, the main three are testosterone, estradiol and prolactine, regarding the testosterone you should have a healthy testosterone to estradiol ratio, estradiol E2 (estrogen) is a very important hormone for bothe genders and its very supportive for your immune system, your bone structure your emotions and even your sex drive but it should always be in a right balance with testosterone, if it was imbanced it will cause many troubles including gyno.