Testosterone in the elderly

Common Questions and Answers about Testosterone in the elderly

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Avatar m tn Hi, It is important that you work with your pediatric endo, who would assess your present stage of pubertal development and the cause for late puberty. The treatment will depend up on the exact cause for the delay in puberty. If testosterone is presribed, it will be only for a short while to kick start the puberty, so that your body's natural development is brought in to initiate pubertal changes. The process will take some time to go through it and it will not be instantaneous.
Avatar f tn He offered help me to sweep the floor/yard. Hanging and picking up the clothes. He also concentrated on the weather make sure he picked up the clothes before it rained. He'll miss if he slept all the day long! LOL. He liked sleep (usually longer hour than us). He said to me, when getting old all the bones shrink, so can feel the body aching. He said exercise is important. Even he was on the bed, he also moving his toes and fingers a lot.
Avatar n tn We were scared for him, being so old and all but it turned out to be the best thing in the world for him. He is more mentally alert, not sleeping all the time, and actually sleeping better at night. It has totally turned his life around. He has really become his active former self, a real pleasure to be around. i would have him heart-monitored and see what his heart is really doing.
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.
1139187 tn?1355706647 I was just curious to know if any of the guys in the group have testosterone issues and are you currently under treatment for this as well?
Avatar n tn The medication works by inhibiting the enzyme that converts testosterone to its bioactive metabolite dihydrotestosterone thus decreasing its levels in the body. Dihydrotestosterone is implicated in causing direct damage to the hair follicles that can lead to MPB and damage to the prostate causing BPH.
Avatar n tn Go with lots and lots of fiber, at least the minimun daily requirement and this should help unless she is developing IBS. Try this and if it doesn't work have her see a GI dr.
Avatar m tn Would that drastically effect the levels of testosterone? I read that because of my age my testosterone should be in the upper third quadrant not the lower third quadrant. I also read that probably some of the best results I could expect on Testosterone gel would not be over 500. Am I doomed or can I get my levels where they should be. I also read that men with higher testosterone levels live longer.
144586 tn?1284666164 I see ninety ounces of fluid recommended for a hundred pound female. In an elderly patient you are lucky to get 28-32 ounces in them in the course of a day, even if you try youe best. Lack of hydration causes bowel impaction and increases the probability of a stroke, among other problems. So it is extremely important. One of my little girls is a hundred and eight years old. The super-elderly require care that is beyond the abilities of the average run-of-the-mill caregiver.
Avatar n tn Is it that you feel tired, or a lack of energy? Did you have surgery on the testicle to correct the varicocele? It sounds like your testosterone could be low. You should have your testosterone levels checked.
Avatar m tn t go now his body will force him to go eventually and it may be too late. By nipping things in the bud we can prevent any serious problems in the future. You should also get him on probiotics either a supplement or yogurt enriched with it. We are more apt to develop polyps after the age of 50 and that's why they suggest we start having colonoscopies at age 50.
144586 tn?1284666164 Usually they try for the easiest vein, which is the left or right medial antecubital (in the crook of the elbow). What you don't know is that many (but not all) hospitals throw away the blood drawn by the paramedics and remove the line and start another even if the line is perfectly good. The reason provided is "insurance liability". Thus we start another line and waste another vein. There are only so many good veins available.
Avatar n tn Are the blood blisters in the arms and legs of some elderly a vitamin or mineral deficiency? If so, what will help? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/242890'>blood blisters</a>.
Avatar n tn I posted earlier some numbers but then realized that the other "stuff" on the sheet was also thyroid related. So here is what the paper says and I can't make heads of tails of it. Thyroglobulin Antibodies <20 Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies <10 DHEA sulfate 157 FSH 4.0 LH 5.6 T-4, Free 0.9 Testosterone, Total 71 TSH, 3rd generation 4.
Avatar m tn Hi. I am a 61 year old, white male. In the past, I had been VERY heterosexually active. I am now in an exclusive, monogamous relationship. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with BPH, and prescribed a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. My urine stream improved. Frequency abated. So the drug worked. I asked my urologist to consider putting me on the standard dosage of Depo Testosterone, strictly as an exogenous source of free testosterone, due to malaise, fatigue, etc.
Avatar f tn Hi. 5'10" Gent, and brand spankin newbie to this site. i just turned 56 in April. In my journal August. 12, 2013, I recorded wgt. 247.5 lb, BP 157/101, severe depression & anxiety with heaart palpitations and mid-nightime panic attacks. Also using CPAP setting of 14cm for severe sleep apnea, and suffered almost daily migraines. Plus my triglicerides were, as my dr put it, "through the roof!
Avatar m tn In young patients psychological causes like lack of confidence, guilt, and anxiety are common possibilities. While in elderly patients physical factors predominate. It can be caused by certain medications, including drugs for high blood pressure and depression. Thyroid dysfunction, vascular diseases like atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease and many chronic diseases can cause this problem. What is the cause of low sperm count?
Avatar n tn There are also other alternatives such as Relistor which is a shot that you do in the fat of your arm and in my opinion is a miracle drug, it makes you have a movement within 5 minutes and is very very gentle(very light cramping and makes your bowl movement very easy to pass). My family MD would not prescribe it to me because he knew nothing about it and had never heard of it before. In my opinion they need to do the research because it is well worth their patients comfort and well being!
Avatar n tn In June 2003 I had a major surgery to remove a carotid body tumor--located in the "Y" of the carotid artery in my left neck. It was the size of a pop can and not visible from looking at me.. I was 283 pounds, thought I had a fat neck. The Mayo doctors worked a long time to remove it as it was affecting my speech, breathing. I have several complications, with the 39 units of blood and fluids, my eye sight was damages..
Avatar f tn Purple/blue lines and spots in veins in hands randomly one day...gone within one hour. Pins and needles in right index finger with lack of color, lasted 5 min; wouldn't change with movement. I have made an appt with a physiatrist. Can't get in until April. Do you think this is the right direction to go?
161427 tn?1229911282 I would like to do a short experiment by taking my mother-in-law off Plavix for a few days while she is in her normal living conditions at the nursing home. However, I have not seen dementia listed in any materials related to Plavix, so no one caring for my mother-in-law takes this idea seriously. Does anyone have any experience with this situation? Could it be dangerous to take her off the Plavix for a few days? Are there any substitutes for Plavix that might work better?