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Normal Range For Estrogen Levels

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DHEA for taking DHEA supplements (that is, getting more than normal amounts in your body). However, some health care providers recommend DHEA replacement , which means taking enough DHEA to bring your levels back into the normal range. The Bottom Line DHEA is a steroid hormone produced by the body. DHEA levels go down with age, and go down even faster with some illnesses including HIV. DHEA may help with immune function increasing...
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Unctrollable weight gain

I have been diagnosed HIV+ for about 5 years now. Ever since I first found out I was positive I have been gaining weight. It seems no matter what I do I cannot lose the weight. I was 150lbs at 5"8" and now I am punching 195lbs. I am on Lovastatin...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...days? That seems excessive to me. 200 mg per week injections of testosterone cypionate or enanthate should bring your blood levels of total testosterone to over 500 nanograms/dl. If that is not happening it is because you may be converting too... Read more »

gynecomastia question

Dear. Doctor , A few days ago a dermatologist diagnosed me with mild gynecomastia and suggested lipo. ( I asked him to look at my chest) I don;t want lipo and want to know what you might think I might do. History.. Sustiva and or atripla since...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I don't have much confidence that switching off efavirenz would clearly reduce the gynecomastia. Similarly I am not sure that providing testosterone supplementation would help either. Weight loss and/or exercise is a good/safe place to start an... Read more »

high estrogen level

I am taking truvada, norvir and reyataz. My testosteron level is 832, it's always been high. But I just had a test for my estrogen level and it is exceedingly high, 260. Could one of these drugs be causing this? My homeopathic doctor wanted me to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...clinically significant elevations in estrogen. There has been some concern/documenation that protease inibitors can lower estrogen levels in birth control pills for example but I am not aware of much data showing that the opposite--high... Read more »

Of Chelsea boys, gels, and prohormones (not in that order)

The title is not as catchy as "Of shoes and ships and sealing wax..." but there we are.(1) In recent posts you've discouraged, quite unequivocally, people from taking DHEA (recommending that they get their testosterone levels checked and supplement...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation would be after it is converted into a sex hormone. That's why I recommend HIV-positive folks check their free testosterone levels and supplement with one of the testosterone-replacement therapies (Testim or AndroGel), if needed rather than... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Treatment Issues for Women

...facial hair. If you take testosterone, it's important to minimize side effects while keeping your testosterone levels in the normal range. Replacement options include: Oral: Low-dose testosterone pills are available. Oral testosterone is... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Level Testing

...Can TDM Help? Future Directions What Is Drug Level Testing? It can be helpful to test a patient's blood to check the levels of a medication they are taking. Drug levels that are too high sometimes cause serious side effects. Levels that... Read more »
The Well Project

Bone Disease and HIV/AIDS

...enough put back. This causes lower bone density, also called bone mineral density (BMD), which means there are lower-than-normal levels of minerals in the bones. Bones become weak and are more likely to break. People with osteoporosis most often... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Normal Laboratory Values

...Laboratory Values Terminology Important Notes Each commercial laboratory has its own set of"normal" values, called "Normal Range" or"Reference Range" on your lab report. These valuesdepend on the equipment or method used. Compare your... Read more »
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Excessive Mastubation

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Why are my levels so low?

Posted by ch0182, 1 Reply her lab results first, I had to wait 3 weeks because I just started a new job and my benefits had not kicked in yet. Her levels were CD4 - 467 Viral Load 18752. Because of her being pregnant, she started on meds right away. Now this is... Read more »