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Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Testicle Health
« on: July 25, 2016, 02:38:45 pm »
I have searched thru the site looking for a page that refers to testicle health. In other words, what vitamins and supplement help the testicles (Leydig cells) produce testosterone.
I apologize if I may have missed this information.

I know that Clomid will increase my LH but I have decided to focus on making my testicles be all they can be (also, maybe larger).
The following is a list of things I have read that might help and things I will probably try. I am finally switching from briefs to boxers.
Vitamin E
Olive oil
Tongkat Ali
Onion juice
Stem Cells

Anything else?
Peak, if this page does not exist, can one be created?

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Percocet
« on: July 20, 2016, 12:09:43 pm »
In 2007 I had crushing fatigue. Found out I had mild sleep apnea and low T. I fixed the apnea and my T level has been better (also with lifestyle changes)
Starting in June I got that awful fatigue again. Needed loads caffeine to get thru the day.  I could not figure out what was causing it, Did my T drop again and why.
Then I remembered reading on this site about painkillers causing T to crash. Then it hit me, back in May I had shoulder surgery and was told to take Percocet to minimize pain while stretching the shoulder. I was only taking one pill per day (for seven weeks). I stopped taking them three weeks ago and I now feel much better.

I have had low testosterone for almost ten years. Also, I have had bad digestion (bad gas, loose stool). I always thought I had a “nervous stomach” . Two years ago I self-diagnosed that I had candida and started taking supplements. My digestion is now somewhat under control. After reading this article, candida could be disrupting other hormones including testosterone.

For the low cortisol guys, the article says candida can bind to cortisol.


Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Androgen Receptors
« on: February 02, 2016, 04:53:25 pm »
Does testosterone and DHT attach to the same receptor throughout the body?
Or is there separate receptors for each?

How would you know if you have been exposed to excessive BPA? Would it be the same symptoms of high estrogen?
I have been eating my lunches out of plastic/tupperware almost every day for the last 20 years. I do not have symptoms of high estrogen.
 But I do have low T. What other problems does BPA cause.
Are there any detox methods?
I have yet to read what percentages BPA can lower T, 10%? 50%

Is the HCG used for weight loss the same as the HCG used for increasing testosterone? if yes, will guys using it for weight loss also increase T and vise versa?

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Clomid and HCG
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:52:51 am »
What would be the pros and cons of taking a low dose of Clomid and HCG at the same time. I apologize if this question has been asked several times, I did a forum search and could not find a direct answer.

Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / HCG Human Studies?
« on: April 08, 2013, 02:10:06 pm »
Without going into massive detail, here is my problem. Low T, pituitary ok, Endo was willing to give me Clomid which doubled my Total and Free T levels, but when Clomid was stopped, levels went back down.
He said Clomid is only for fertility and is not a long term solution, replacement gel was my only option.
I told him twice that I want to try HCG (willing to do injections) to see if it might have a lasting effect on my T levels. He said he has never prescribed it ,and it is the same as Clomid and we already tried that. He now has me on Testim (testicles already shrinking). I also asked about a low dose of Clomid along with the Testim. He said no, Clomid is only used if you still want have children (I am 50 and past that point).

My questions:
Are there any medical studies (with humans) that show HCG has a lasting effect (increase leydig cells?)on T levels?
Any studies that show HCG may work better than Clomid?
Do I keep pushing him to try HCG?
Do I find another Endo that will prescribe HCG?

I would like to provide a good study to show the Endo.
I am not ready to give into replacement gel for the rest of my life. My LH (baseline) was 2.8 and testicles are capable of producing T, just trying to find the missing link.
I am tempted to buy HCG/Clomid online.
I can provide more details if necessary.

Thanks – I have been getting great info from this site for years!!

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