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low testosterone level --> ED?

A: David: Just like good blood flow is necessary for normal erection function, so is a normal testosterone level.  While its role in erections is not as clear, testosterone is certainly important in sexual urge and libido through action directly on the brain. ED that is solely due to testosterone being low is rare.  Many men with very low testosterone levels due to medication or cancer can still have normal erections. More importantly, if initial ED treatment fails, a low testosterone

  low testosterone level

A: Hi. low testosterone levels can be caused due to a number of reasons like hypothalamic or pituitary problemsresulting in low LH and FSH that stimulate testosterone production, alcoholism, diabetes, steroids or externalhormonal replacement, radiation therapy that harms the testicles, chronic illness, an excess of iron in blood(hemochromatosis), inflammatory diseases and diseases affecting the immune system like AIDS. You could take are-test to confirm your levels. If still low it is advised to see an doctor for an evaluation of possiblecauses, so that appropriate treatment can be initiated accordingly. Take care....


  If a man with low LH/FSH levels and low testosterone level takes testosterone shots will he be able to produce enoughsperm for conception in the few days after the shot? OR he still needs FSH/LH?

A: Hi,Firstly, it is necessary to ascertain the cause in the pituitary gland. Whether it is reversible or not.Spermatogenesis in humans takes about 62 days, hence taking testosterone shot for few days doesn''t work.Effective spermatogenesis requires FSH , LH , testosterone in addition to other factors like good lymphaticand blood supply and patent ducts. low fsh,lh,testosterone levels in the absence of externally administeredhormones cause the sexual organs to shrink in size. It is advisable to meet an endocrinologist, urologist, fora detailed evaluation and counseling regarding other methods. More information on spermatogenesis on...


what are some possible causes for low testosterone levels

A: This is a good question without easy answers. Most of the time the cause for low testosterone levels is not found. The main factor is age, and probably genes. The important thing is finding it and providing testosterone replacement. What should free testosterone level be in a 55 yr old man? The usual range is 1 - 2.70. The total testosterone is still the most helpful, and levels above 300 are important for your age. When would a guy get tested for his testosterone level? Is that part of the regular blood tests run by...

Does SSRI chronic use causes low testosterone levels

A: Dear kran, I am not aware of any research showing that SSRIs or SNRIs cause low testosterone levels, but I will check the literature. However, sexual dysfunction occurs in 50% or more of individuals who take these medications, usually in the form of low sex drive, trouble with erections, and trouble reaching orgasms. Premature ejaculation is not a side effect I am familiar with. You may want to consult your internist about your low testosterone level, and perhaps they will want to get the opinion of an endocrinologist or a urologist. I am not sure what the significance of your testosterone


Type 1 for about a year and suspect low testosterone levels now. By Labs for testosterone were Free 11.2 and Total 238.

A: Hello,Thanks for asking dLife.testosterone is a male hormone (androgen) found in the blood. testosterone affects the brain, bone and muscle mass, fat distribution, the vascular system, energy levels, genital tissues, and sexual functioning. Normal range for men 40-59 years is 350-890 ng/dL It appears that you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone. low testosterone is easily treated.Talk with you doctor about your concerns. If he or she fails to offer treatment, then consider seeking consultation from another doctor or an endocrinologist (a doctor who specializes in hormones).Click here to read about


Erection maintaing and low testosterone level

A: You need to go and visit your doctor and have a full check up. I know people find it hard but your doctors is the best point of call they have heard it all before and seen it all so please do not be shy. I am not sure where you come from but please take a look at this website it maybe of some use regards some facts etc if you take a look around. Erectile dysfunction - Overview - Introduction...


I take Crestor daily for high cholesterol. I have also been diagnosed lately with low testosterone levels. Is that a side effect of the Crestor?

A: The full prescribing information provided by the drug company that makes Crestor (rosuvastatin) does not list decreased testosterone as an adverse effect of the medication. Reviews of recent medical literature has shown a possibility of this class of medication (not Crestor specifically) affecting testosterone levels. This particular study was done in men with type 2 diabetes. Other studies have concluded that there are no effects on testosterone by this class of cholesterol-lowering medications. It appears that more research needs to be conducted to better understand if drugs similar to and including Crestor have an effect on testosterone


Could I have low testosterone levels?

A: if you have a high sex drive then it is doubtful that you have low testosterone...

Guys: UC and low testosterone level?

A: I''ve been waiting on a few lab tests to come back, but I''ve been planning to start the same thread.  I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis a little over six years ago and have been in a flare for a little over a year.  I''ve been complaining to my GP about general fatigue for about a year and, then, about 6-8 months ago it started to get worse and, then, about two months ago it became completely unbearable.  All along and unbeknownst to me, I was bringing to my doctor''s attention what were actually symptoms of low testosterone -- fatigue, waistline pudge, low libido, mental fog, aggravation, etc. -- but he claimed they were symptoms of ulcerative colitis.  (They can be similar, but...

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