Testosterone receptors

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Avatar m tn I am asking because I have toltal testosterone level at lower limit but my free testosterone level is about 50% of lower limit.
Avatar m tn I started to smoke alot and drink beer and started to feel alot of low testosterone symptoms. 6 months later i had my first hormone blood test. The results were as follows: glucose mg/dl 89.40 [ *] normal range 60-100 total testosterone ng/dl 536. [* ] normal range 262-1593 total estrogen pg/mL 80.6 [ * ] normal range 40-115 linfocitos K/uL 3.44 [ ]* normal range 0.6-3.4 white blood cells K/uL 9.24 [ *] normal range 4.8-10.8 red blood cells K/uL 4.83 [* ] normal range 4.
Avatar f tn I would wonder about some medical therapy too, such as birth control pills (this would supplement your estrogen levels and bind up some of the testosterone) and spironolactone (this blocks the effects of testosterone at the level of the receptors). You might also benefit from an old fashioned procedure known as an ovarian wedge resection. In this procedure a "chunk" is taken out of the ovaries instead of removing the entire ovary. It was the only way to treat PCOS years ago.
Avatar n tn Yesterday I went to his office and he reviewed the results carefully. Luckily, I do not have PCOS. The blood work only revealed high levels of testosterone (although still within the normal range). I have noticed that my libido is usually pretty high. That does not bother me, quite the opposite :). My main problem is facial hair (upper lip, sideburns, and some chin), as well as increased body hair. I know that without it I would be a happier person.
Avatar m tn Now,any time I take any form of testosterone it makes my anxiety/depression worse.Even at 1.25mg of androgel. My endocrinologist said that she has found that people with anxiety/depression often have low T levels and their mood problems get worse when given Testosterone.I have a lot of the symtoms of low T levels and I have had them for years.She also tells me my spine is getting close to ostoperosis,which can be caused by low T levels.I am only 42 and take very good care of myself.
Avatar n tn I truly believe that this LJ 100 works, because I had my baseline testosterone checked about a year earlier after ceasing all testosterone products for 5 months and my levels were no were near this 869, .Anyway, my doctor wants me to stay off everything...for two months and then retest to see what my natural baseline is...makes sense...I have about one month to go.
Avatar n tn Hi, Testosterone irrespective of the source hasn’t got a significant effect on the size of the penis. The size is determined by the testosterone receptors which don’t change in number after puberty and thus taking any testosterone boosters is not going to affect the size of the penis. I sincerely hope I am able to address your query & hope that helps. Take care.
Avatar n tn You need a trial of testosterone replacement therapy. It does not matter what your testosterone "levels" as this tells you nothing.
Avatar n tn Has anyone done an antibody test for cortisol receptors in the cells? I seem to have normal blood cortisol levels but my saliva tests show severe cortisol deficiency and I have all the symptoms of severe adrenal insufficiency including chronic fatigue, constant hunger, impaired glucolse tolerance, sleep disorders, no stamina, low testosterone and DHEA levels etc. I would like to get the antibody test done since it is possible that I have a congenital condition that causes this.
Avatar n tn and one of the things they measured was testosterone levels. At this time my testosterone level was in the high 400's. He gave me a urology referral. Can propecia be the cause?, 2) Although testosterone level of 305 is normal on the charts....can it be abnormal for me?, 3) If I try testosterone, will I become dependant on it for life? 4) Is there a way to have my body make testosterone more naturally?
Avatar m tn If what I read is correct, this is because they have hair follicles on their face, but the hair follicles are not accepting the testosterone in their bloodstream. Either the hair follicles lack receptors for the testosterone or the receptors are not sensitive enough and only a very high amount of testosterone would turn them darker.
Avatar n tn Low Testosterone and Diabeties can go hand and hand... Low Test for a long time can shrink the penis and this sounds like what is happenening... the Dr should have known about this... His Low Testosterone could be a big contributing factor as to why he has diabeties cause the androgens make the receptors in the muscles more receptive to insulin and Type 2 diabeties is insulin resistance... so what happens is more glycogen is stored into the fat cells instead of the muscle cells...
Avatar m tn Higher amounts of estrogen will also compete for testosterone receptors in the brain, so that the LH produced by the brain will reduce, which in turn lowers the production of testosterone. How old are you? When you say the hormone is not produced in your body, what was the measured level of total testo in your case?
Avatar m tn Anabolic steroids and the heart... Testosterone effects receptors in your kidneys which make your body produce more blood. More blood causes a rise in blood pressure, thus making your heart work harder all the time. Many people end up on beta-blockers to control blood pressure as a result. Also, cardiac muscle is not immune to the effects of steroids and can reportedly "bulk up" with long-time use of exogenous testosterone in excess of what your body would produce.
Avatar n tn 0 IU/L 1.7 - 8.6 TESTOSTERONE 8.9 nmol/L 7.6 - 31.
Avatar n tn someone on testerone reaplacement therapy for life doesn't build tolerance to testosterone over time so that it stops working. In fact the opposite is true as testosterone receptors are upregulated when exogenous T is administered. Does anyone have a study on upregulation / downregulation of Melatonin receptors through supplementation over time? Thank you!
Avatar m tn Hello, Chap. I think your birth year coincides with mine. On to your question... Before I get there, know that I am NOT a medical doctor. However, I do participate on testosterone forums (in fact, I belong to an excellent forum on yahoo which consists of men recovering from low testosterone. A few of the members there are medical doctors, as well.) Libido is complicated, influenced by more than simply testosterone. That said, we should consider the actual results from your bloodwork.
Avatar n tn I then went to a holistic doctor who wants me off the Paxil and the Xanax and has now put me on bioidentical hormone creme (biest 1.25, progesterone, 2mg. and testosterone at 2 mg. I do not feel as bright and alert on the compounded or bioidentical hormones as I did on the PremPro.......do you think I should try going back on the PremPro or perhaps FEMHRT as I seem to get better and faster results on synthetic hormones.
464044 tn?1343705643 It especially affects your hormonal function and actually causes low testosterone. Your body need time to heel and regenerate. Your central nervous system has created a multitude of opioid receptors that all are screaming for endorphins (opiates) to fill them, but your body has now forgotten how to make them by itself. It will take time - two to four weeks at least, for your receptors to downregulate (for the brain begin to heal) and to start making its own endorphins.
740036 tn?1232389746 He has started me on progesterone to correct the Oestrogen imbalance and DHEA to give me energy fight depression and increase libido etc it also converts to Testosterone if required and enables available testosterone to function. He said Testosterone should give you energy and libido, but not if the body is using it for energy to compensate for thyroid problems. He also said you need DHEA to convert it and that unless you balance out everything, High Testosterone still can't do it's job.
Avatar m tn I have read on many medical sites that this drug should not be applied to the groin. I have also read that cortisol can bind to hormone receptors in the testicles and therefore block out testosterone which is meant to bind there. From this information it seems like applying a cortisol cream to the testicles could cause many sexual problems. Is this possible and what should I do? I am literally at the end of my rope. Doctors are not helping me.
393685 tn?1425816122 When the cells won’t absorb the extra glucose, the liver has to convert it into fat. Fat cells are loaded with glucose receptors, so this is a vicious cycle. Ironically, while the insulin-resistant woman is gaining weight, her cells are actually “starved” for glucose, so she feels exhausted and tends to eat carbohydrate-heavy foods in search of energy. These extra fat cells are also little estrogen factories.
Avatar m tn The plant steroids in saw palmetto act on progesterone receptors, that causes a reduction in estrogen levels. According to the results of a large international trial published in the "Journal of Clinical Oncology" in April 2011, estrogen and progesterone receptor status is a predictive marker of early breast cancer and post-treatment relapse. As you get older your hormone levels decrease, and your fat cells in your body increases.
285777 tn?1231613444 shouldn't that cause also low testosterone?? I just want to know whether this report (High FSH, LH and high testosterone) without having any other symptoms except low sperm count makes sense or not...I'm a bit suspicious about the accuracy of the lab results.. cheers to you all....
Avatar f tn In men, the primary treatment for opioid-induced endocrine deficiency resulting in hypogonadism is testosterone supplementation. Testosterone is available in gel, cream, buccal, transdermal patch, and intramuscular injectable formulations.
Avatar m tn I have seen so many doctors and lately an urologist but they seems not to understand what my problem is aside the fact that the test result shows that i have low testosterone and cholestrol. But could that have been the problem since i have had it all my life. Secondly, i have been on testestorone replacement and statin for cholestrol and no positive effect for 5 months now. am also on icp treatment program which has shown no improvement.
Avatar n tn In my desperate search for a treatable 'reason' for his suffering. I found that there was a strong - strong link to low testosterone being caused by psychiatric medications. "Low testosterone and headaches." Migraines - 'cluster' being prominent. Basically the medications can and will mess up the body's hormonal balance sometimes indefinitely. I think this logically occurs no matter male or female.
Avatar n tn After biochemical failure following radiation, patients often times begin anti-androgen therapy. Anti-androgens block testosterone receptors in the prostate cells. Normally, testosterone would bind with these receptors and fuel the growth of prostate cancer cells. There are further treatment options available, such as combination hormonal therapy and chemotherapy agents. These questions should be discussed with a medical oncologist with knowledge of your particular case. Ashutosh (Ash) K.
Avatar f tn I have been on bio-identical estrogen/testosterone cream for 3 weeks as well as progesterone 100 mg at night. My doctor thinks, after seeing her yesterday, that I am estrogen dominant and wants me to stop the est/test cream all together, and increased my dose of progesterone from 100 to 200 mg. Today I am feeling tired, sluggish, stomach upset. Is this a normal reaction and does this go away after a certain amount of time? And how long before it goes away? Days? Weeks?
3512689 tn?1347502223 An autoimmune condition and allergic trigger caused by effect of progesterone receptors on the immune system can lead to this problem. Urticaria, hives, blisters, folliculitis are few symptoms of this condition.Danazol a derivative of testosterone may be effective for relieving these symptoms. You may consult your doctor for relief in symptoms and an alternative birth control option. Do write to us again. Best luck and regards!