hypogonadism

Posted by ggill @ggill, Oct 17, 2012

Trying to figure out how common this condition is among males in the U.S. Does anyone share my condition??? I am looking for support in this manner. It keeps me quite depressed and and it preoccupies my every thought. It never goes away no matter how hard I try.

Get yourself to a good urologist. Pills, patches and shots are the usual prescriptions depending upon how low your testosterone count might be. Exercise and mental health will also help. Good luck.

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@ulricberard

Get yourself to a good urologist. Pills, patches and shots are the usual prescriptions depending upon how low your testosterone count might be. Exercise and mental health will also help. Good luck.

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So is it your experience that this symptom is reversible? I assumed that this is not, if beyond years of puberty. I use a topical gel called Androgel by Rx. I only use it for symptoms related to low T, such as fatigue,guard against bone fxs. etc. I am not aware that the lack of puberty characterristics are changeable at this point in my life. I would be overjoyed if this was the case.

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@ulricberard

Get yourself to a good urologist. Pills, patches and shots are the usual prescriptions depending upon how low your testosterone count might be. Exercise and mental health will also help. Good luck.

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I have never been told that it is reversible.

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@ulricberard

Get yourself to a good urologist. Pills, patches and shots are the usual prescriptions depending upon how low your testosterone count might be. Exercise and mental health will also help. Good luck.

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@ulricberard

Get yourself to a good urologist. Pills, patches and shots are the usual prescriptions depending upon how low your testosterone count might be. Exercise and mental health will also help. Good luck.

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Well, it can complicate daily life but my wife and I did create and she did give birth to our two wonderful children. The older I get, maintaining an hormonal balance becomes increasingly difficult, however.

Most of all, I would suggest that you/we are “not alone.” I am certain that you must have noticed the relatively recent explosion of the “ED” or “T” commercials (mostly, television) aimed primarily at male Baby Boomers. Also, you must have seen or heard that many couples are having great difficulty conceiving. The increase of fertility clinics is ubiquitous. Additionally, I’ll bet you know folks who have decided to adopt for whatever reason(s). Finally, our responses to the cards we are dealt is what ultimately defines us so, in the words of our old Roman friends, “don’t let the bastards get you down.”

So, make the most of your life and try to avoid sermons like this. Lots of us are on the journey with you.

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@ulricberard

Get yourself to a good urologist. Pills, patches and shots are the usual prescriptions depending upon how low your testosterone count might be. Exercise and mental health will also help. Good luck.

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Since 2007 the American Urological Assoc. has recommended Hormonal boosting on men over 40 if needed
Consult a Urologist
It’s a rather simple and common matter

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I am currently being diagnosed with it.

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@marksnow

I am currently being diagnosed with it.

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Me too! I've been diagnosed with it also. So disappointed!

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Hi, @marksnow and @glenner075 – sounds like you have something in common with both having a recent diagnosis of hypogonadism.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on this diagnosis https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354881. I also wanted to introduce you to @predictable @roush @bob76farmer @casey0595, who may have some thoughts on this condition where your body doesn't produce enough testosterone.

What symptoms have you been experiencing, @marksnow and @glenner075?

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I used androgel and other ointments for low T. The absolutely work. The problem I encountered was stage 3 prostate cancer at a relatively young age,56. Whether the low T gels made the cancer grow – I really don't know. Now I am on Androgen Deprivation Therapy. My testosterone level is below zero. They do this because testosterone fuels the cancer.

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@dmadi61

I used androgel and other ointments for low T. The absolutely work. The problem I encountered was stage 3 prostate cancer at a relatively young age,56. Whether the low T gels made the cancer grow – I really don't know. Now I am on Androgen Deprivation Therapy. My testosterone level is below zero. They do this because testosterone fuels the cancer.

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My ED is driven by taking anxiety and depression medications. They absolutely kill the Libido and arousal even when I have relatively normal "T". I haven"t found any way to counter the effects of the anxiety/depression meds. Very disappointed.

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