Jan 11, 2013
my husband just found out that he has low T. we was woundering what caused him to stop making it ? when they did his blood work it was 110 and last friday they tested it in the moring still waiting on the results from it.
| Response from Mr. Vergel
How old is he?
There are many reasons for decreased blood levels of testosterone in men, some known and some unknown:
1- Disease 2- Age 3- Excessive alcohol and drug use 4- Certain medications like corticoid steroids, anabolic steroids, Tagamet, Nizoral, prostate cancer drugs, Accutane, Proscar, Propecia, and others. 5- Lack of good sleep 6- Lab error 7- Liver problems that make testosterone convert to estradiol 8- Thyroid problems 9- Stress 10- Testicular dysfunction 10- Issues in the hypothalamus or pituitary glands 11- Genetics (for those born with mutations that do not allow their testicles to produce testosterone).
Only a complete hormone and metabolic work up can pinpoint the root cause.
I hope he has a local doctor to treat him.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
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