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Burdock Root And Hypogonadism

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Essiac

...nurse named ReneCaisse developed it in 1922. She said the formula originally camefrom an Ojibwa Indian medicine man. She named it after thebackward spelling of her own last name, Caisse. The 4 main herbsin Essiac are burdock root (Arctium lappa) , Indian orChinese rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) , sheep sorrel (Rumexacetosella) , and the inner bark of slippery elm (Ulmusfulva or Ulmus rubra) . Burdock root is used in folk medicine to...
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hypogonadism

I've been on combination therapy since the acute phase of my infection. My viral load was quickly reduced to undetectable and my cd4 count is normal. Assuming this remains the case am I at risk for hypogonadism? Should anabolic steroids be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Although the incidence of hypogonadism appears to be higher in HIV infected men it is not unclear to me what factors directly relate to that problem. There has been Read more »

Hypogonadism

About how long after infection would Hypogonadism become an issue?Thanks for your time!
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Hypogonadism generally occurs in patients with more advanced HIV disease/AIDS, but can occur in some men relatively early on in the disease. Read more »

hypogonadism

Dear Dr. Young,Is it possible for hypogonadism to start as soon as 2 months after infection?I have total erectile dsyfunction and am wondering what the story is.Jim
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...about your physical and mental health. At first glance, I would think that it's rather unlikely that you'd have HIV-induced hypogonadism to quickly after initial infection-- fortunately, a simple blood test can ascertain if you have low... Read more »

Hypogonadism

Dear Doctors,How can I know when I have symptoms of hypogonadism or not ?Sincerely,TimDear Posted, I agree with Mark that if indeed you have not taken any anabolics even oral ones at the gym, then that testosterone is a little low. However, you do...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
They differ in men and women. I will guess that you are a man. The typical manifestations of low testosterone are decreased energy, libido, depression, decreased body hair and change in the shape of your muscles, the biggest ones being the buttocks... Read more »
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The Prevalence of Hypogonadism in HIV-Infected Patients Receiving HAART

... The prevalence of hypogonadism in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART (Poster Presentation TuPeB3180) Authored by M. Desyatnik, A. Baaj, A. Fisher (United Read more »
Johns Hopkins AIDS Service

Treatment of Hypogonadism in Men with HIV Infection

... Introduction: A number of endocrine abnormalities have been reported in people infected with HIV. Among these, hypogonadism is well described, particularly as men progress to AIDS and in those who are wasting. Testosterone has both anabolic... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...InSpanish, the vine's name is uña de gato. Its scientificname is Uncaria tomentosa . Traditionally, the inner barkand the root of the vine are used to make a tea. A similar vine, Uncaria guaianensis , lacks a potentially importantcompound. A... Read more »
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Echinacea

...Echinacea is one of the most frequently sold herbs in the United States. The German government has approved Echinacea pallida root and Echinacea purpurea leaf for use against colds, flu, and chronic respiratory or urinary infections. Many... Read more »
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Upcoming Research Study

Posted by thehennegroup
...medical research firm located in San Francisco. We are currently conducting interviews with men who have been diagnosed with Hypogonadism or Low Testosterone, and are hoping to spread the word about our study so we can get anyone who might be... Read more »

always know your roots.....................

Posted by daisey6205, 4 Replies
it has been the hardest year for me. i know others have it worse than i do, so no i am not throwing a pitty party, please dont go there. i told all about my adopted dad having the heart attack. today he is in surgery for a quadruple... Read more »

Hey Springer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...fatique as one of your miscellenous symtoms. Would you give a brief description on this condition? Have you tested for anemia or hypogonadism? These are medical conditions that can cause fatique. A CBC would tell you whether you are anemic and... Read more »

Anyone know ?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Anyone know what factor drive VL? My ARS is kicking my but, which makes me wonder what number will look like Read more »