Testosterone for women weight loss

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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.
Avatar m tn I have been steadily packing on the weight for a few years now and cannot loose for the life of me. my tsh,t3,t4 always come back in normal range. Since iam no longer on birth controll i have elevated testosterone levels. I have done excersize programs and yes its good and all but it's not painless to cary around 220 lbs! The doctors all they say is loose weight and that pcos while linked to obesity is not the cause. I do not beleive that at all.
Avatar n tn I have had pcos for about six years or should I say I have been diagnosed for that long. I just had my first child this past year with no drug help other than metformin. It sounds as if we had similar situations. I weighed about the same as you and then just went up thiry pounds in no time at all. I think the metformin helped. It regulated my periods, and weightloss was a little easier, but it is not a magic bullet. You have to adjust your diet some also. It is worth looking into though.
Avatar n tn I am on 500 mg and it has done nothing for weight loss. It actually constipated me for the first few days and gave me heartburn and chest pain. I don't know if that is normal or not. My doctor says I am insulin resistant and he thinks this will help me loss weight. Should I ask to increase it? Or is it to soon?
Avatar n tn That would make sense because testosterone promotes weight loss and muscle gain, but as a women, isn't it a dumb idea to do that? it's like steroids, and I dont want to get a deep voice, hair, and lose my chest? Am I crazy about this or can someone explain. Because I know testosterone isn't good for us women too much.
Avatar n tn Hi, Although I've been avidly researching obesity, fat loss, etc. for years and have heard of HCG for weight/fat loss, last week was the first time that I researched it in detail, and what I've researched, including responses from medical professional (i.e. Dr. Simeons), as well as feedback on several message boards, is nothing short of amazing.
427265 tn?1444080036 But I am motivated and hCG SlimXpress, Tacoma weight loss program with the rapid weight loss benefit using hCG injections is exactly what I need: rapid weight loss for motivation, and seeing a slimmer me will help re-program my old eating habits. Come back every day and I will keep you posted, Jenny.
Avatar m tn 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 n tn Anyway, for the excess hair (as well as for hair loss) spironolactone is the only treatment really, so at least you'll know how to handle that from now on:). I honestly experience a lot of hairloss when I'm not on it - and on the pill. In the begining I was put on Androcur (Ciproterone Acetate) -- I'm not sure you can find it in USA-- but this really has severe side effects, like weight gain, plus it is very poweful and really hurts your liver.
147426 tn?1317269232 Larger studies are now underway. Women - Yes, we have testosterone, too, but in much lower levels. Studies have shown that women with MS have significantly lower testosterone levels than women without MS. No, speical info here - just a factoid. (Interesting to me, because when I was evaluated 15 years ago for decreased sex drive my testosterone was neglible - way too low for my age. Hmmm.
Avatar n tn I changed many Endo at last , the current endo asked me to do more test, which are hormone test, results are below Dec 08 Total Testosterone =235 (241-827) Free Testosterone = 59 (52-99) LH 3.5 (1.5-9.3) FSH 1.6 (1.2-18.1) Prolactin 24 TSH 1.27 (.6-3.5) FT4 1.37 (0.6-1.8) My Endo wanted to MRI to make sure there is no prolactinoma, in MRI it came back with 6mm adenoma . She thinks my testosterone level is low because of high prolactin although it is not significantly high.
Avatar n tn Bioidentical hormone pellets (testosterone for men, both testosterone and estrogen avail. for women) injected under the skin produce steady, continuous release of hormone. Usually lasts 3-6 months depending on person. Again, limited doc's available, but might be helpful for some of you. Good luck.
Avatar m tn When I first discovered MH, I was curious if other women had the testosterone deficiency as well, while estrogen was really low for me, testosterone was almost non existent, and believe me I was testosterone "queen" in my day. There few posts from men asking the correlation between hypothyroid and low T. Good luck in finding more answers. One thing is for sure, I miss my testosterone driven life.
Avatar n tn This is a physical response that must also be addressed and Dr. Simeon's weight loss cure protocol also addresses this issue. Using the Weight Loss Cure Protocol, all of these issues are addressed and handled easily. You can expect to lose an average of one pound per day without feeling hungry. You will lose fat from the problem areas like your hips, thighs, and buttocks without having to exercise. You will see your body transformed and reshaped as if you had undergone liposuction.
Avatar n tn who are scared to drink water as it is for 'weight gain' and bloating...the more water you drink..the less you retain...*with in common sense that is..and most people no where drink enough water... why & where did you get 'diuretics' from ?? dont even bring it up(THOSE WHO DONT KNOW BETTER)..they are deadly..if taken wrong ...bad ,bad ,bad..
Avatar f tn So the other women on this forum don't think I am totally crazy to not have a TAHBSO, I want to add a little about what I have learned about these types of tumors. I am not in the medical profession, so please don't take my word for this. All through this experience, I have done extensive research (expecially pre surgery). Searching such key words as "testosterone, ovarian tumor, women" on pub med and looking through medical books, etc.
583580 tn?1231139983 Would you happen to know how many calories you're eating every day? It is true that it's difficult for women to build muscle mass and get bulky, and is just about impossible if you're consuming limited calories and are creating a defecit. Regular resistence or strength straining will build a little muscle, but it shouldnt be bulking you up. If you think you're bulking up that much, theres a good chance you're consuming too many calories.
Avatar n tn The crazy thing about make hormone treatment is that men can raise their levels naturally through intense bursts during exercise, a healthy diet, and a weight loss plan. It is time for the medical community to wake up to the dangers of this treatment and push back at drug companies.
1128665 tn?1269277071 Support structures for an abundance of diseases and syndromes are the norm, specialists within health fields help us narrow down our choices for treatment. Unfortunately for women with pelvic organ prolapse, symptoms that create a scenario of embarrassment as well as discomfort lend themselves to a hidden world of suffering that often goes on for years while this health condition progresses, impacting women from every angle, physical, social, sexual, emotional, and financial.
Avatar m tn I have lifted for years and have loss mass. The more I researched about the possibility of weight loss and HCV treatment meds, I knew it would be the kind of weight loss I did not want if it happened to me. So far, I am not responding to the meds as well (virologically) as I would like- but I still have the sides. As we all know - a lot of sides will happen no matter what. Try a Google search on amino acid Glutamine (L-Glutamine).
363243 tn?1331037450 I was diagnosed with PCOS 10 years ago. I started taking Metformin and experienced a dramatic weight loss. The weight loss did not diminish the excess hair. I had ingrown hair and blemishes all over my face and neck. I had painful inlammed pimples. I finally took the pluge and had laser hair removal on my face and neck. Everyone should know that laser hair removal is not really permanent and that if you stop the treatment the hair will grow back (in my case anyway).
Avatar f tn 10 weeks ago I started taking my Westhroid once a day instead of dividing it into two doses. Could this be the cause of my hair loss? Thank you for any help or opinions. The doctor who prescribed NDT did so at my request. He told me to take it once a day. I don't think that he is knowledgable enough about NDT to address this question. I have taken Naturethroid or Westhroid for years and have always divided my dose in half.
Avatar f tn It would certainly make sense that we would need testosterone since post-menopausal ovaries produce much more androgens (testosterone and androstenedione) than estrogen. These androgens actually reach pre-menopausal levels in intact women in their 70's. These androgens are then converted into estrogen, as needed by the body. It would be great if exogenous testosterone worked the same way but I do not think it works quite like our innate body / endocrine system.
Avatar f tn Beth has been feeling absolutely horrible for the past 6 months, showing many symptoms, fatigue, no sleep, hair loss, irritability, constipation, hoarseness, intolerance to cold, weight gain, muscle weakness, loss of balance. Beth went to an endocrinologist and had full blood work done. Beth received the following results. High level Anti-Microsomal Ab (Thy. PEROX) 83 High <35 Estradiol, Serum 7.07. Testosterone Free + Total w/ SHBG, Albium. Albium 5.0 within range. Testosterone, TOT.
Avatar f tn It has been a life change for me. I have lost about 10 pounds, but my weight stabilized, no more dryness and my back pain has gotten so much better. The Biodentical Hormones have changed my life, helped my relationship and I have absolutely no bad side affects only good ones. It took about a year to get it adjusted but it is working great now. I wish I knew all this 16 years ago. I would have done things differently. Now I can finally concentrate on the weight loss.
Avatar f tn Why would you be given estrogen with elevated estrogen? My reasons for weight gain/difficulty losing weight were severe insulin resistance and untreated hypothyroidism. My hip to waist ratio was 0.96 due to insulin resistance.
Avatar m tn What luck! I'm so glad you got to see him sooner. I see gimel filled you in on which test your should ask for. In answer to your question, "Also, I am a bit confused as to why you think my hair will grow back if I am put on a HIGHER dose..." In my opinion, hair loss is a symptom of being hypo, not a side effect for the meds.
599170 tn?1300977493 ty for answering dp...I have noticed for about a year now that so many of the women who get hysterectomys also have hypothyrodism ,,its far to many to just be a coincidence. Just has me wondering.
Avatar n tn It is comforting to read that I'm not the only 45 year old women who has gained weight for no apparent reason. I have gained 15 pounds in the last year, I go to the gym 4 or 5 times a week, I eat approx. 1300 - 1400 calories a day and I don't drink. I can only imagine if I really porked out and was drunk all the time.....well maybe I would feel better - ha! I'm just frustrated because I don't know what to do anymore. My dr.