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Asthma and low T
« on: July 11, 2013, 04:38:01 am »
Being someone who struggle with sever childhood asthma and exercise and allergy induced adult asthma this is a subject near and dear to my heart.

Still trying to understand if this is a chronic or acute problem but an interesting subject to explore.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3213021

http://men.webmd.com/news/20060705/low-testosterone-poor-health

http://www.livestrong.com/article/259704-bad-effects-of-steroid-inhalers-for-asthma-patients/

The last link really makes me think if my use of asthma inhalers and corticosteroids for asthma is part of my current situation.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 07:56:21 am »
You motivated me to write a page I had been wanting to do for awhile.  I'd like to do more on "natural asthma cures" as well, but one thing at a time I guess:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Asthma

Let me know what you think...
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Re: Asthma and low T
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 01:39:57 pm »
Do you sleep?

Nice article and thanks for exploring some of the other angles.   I still need to go back into my past a bit and see if I can dig up anything else about how severe childhood asthma could impact HPTA function as an adult.

I remeber several times my parents rushing me to the hospital barely able to breath.  At the hospital they would shoot me full of adrenalin and other meds as the standard protocol, and administer O2 of course.  Until my early teens I used albuterol and other inhalers.  Primateen mist was also very popular back then and I had a cousin whos lung collapse was atributed to its use.  They since pulled it off of the market.

I still wonder if all of this could lead to adult complications or would the body have adapted and healed once the medication use wask reduced.

It may also be the case that the treatments are not as severe today as they were 30 years ago so docs are just not aware or sensitive to these risks and potential complications.   All hypotheses of course.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 07:59:03 pm »
Noted.  I was checking into it a bit more and the connection between hypoxia and low testosterone also seems pretty strong.  I added a short section on this in the page above.  That probably doesn't apply as much to your any more, but it sounds like you really struggled so you may want to check that out as well...
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Re: Asthma and low T
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 09:31:37 pm »
I have chronic asthma aswell, it's mild asthma . I only use my medication on occasion and when i exercise. Life is fucking unfair. I might aswell ask about antihistaimes(loratadine) and steroid creams i use for eczema.
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Re: Asthma and low T
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 09:45:14 pm »
Noted.  I was checking into it a bit more and the connection between hypoxia and low testosterone also seems pretty strong.  I added a short section on this in the page above.  That probably doesn't apply as much to your any more, but it sounds like you really struggled so you may want to check that out as well...

I would really like to know the etiology of all of this.   I mean does it cause irreversible damage to the pituitary, the leydig cells.  Do corticosteroids supress the adrenal cortex permentantly and does any of this cause a cscade effect within the HPTA access over time.  So many questions, so few answers, such little time.

Werdi,  maybe you and I can make this our focus for a while and see what we can come up with.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 10:00:43 pm »
Noted.  I was checking into it a bit more and the connection between hypoxia and low testosterone also seems pretty strong.  I added a short section on this in the page above.  That probably doesn't apply as much to your any more, but it sounds like you really struggled so you may want to check that out as well...

I would really like to know the etiology of all of this.   I mean does it cause irreversible damage to the pituitary, the leydig cells.  Do corticosteroids supress the adrenal cortex permentantly and does any of this cause a cscade effect within the HPTA access over time.  So many questions, so few answers, such little time.

Werdi,  maybe you and I can make this our focus for a while and see what we can come up with.

Sure, god i don't know whether to hate my physical weaknesses more or just feel catatonic about it.

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 10:27:17 pm »
Option #3.  Use it to motivate you.   What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. - Kelly Clakson ::)

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Re: Asthma and low T
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013, 07:03:36 am »
Option #3.  Use it to motivate you.   What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. - Kelly Clakson ::)

I'm going to entirely stop using gluecosteroids and what else, i only occasionally need it. My asthma isn't that difficult on me, unless i run. And i can supplement the lack running with less lung intensive cardio like bike-riding and crossfit. What i won't accept however is turning into a hypogondic case because of the drugs.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 08:56:04 am »
Please dont do anything rash.  Keep your rescue inhaler with you.  I am however forcing my doctors to give me allergy shots next year so i can try and get away from allergy meds and reduce my chances of allergy induced asthma.

I do however agree that doctors seem all to ready to treat with as many drugs as they can get into you to control your asthma even if its and intermittent thing brought about by specific exposures.

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 03:44:05 pm »

I'm going to entirely stop using gluecosteroids and what else, i only occasionally need it. My asthma isn't that difficult on me, unless i run. And i can supplement the lack running with less lung intensive cardio like bike-riding and crossfit. What i won't accept however is turning into a hypogondic case because of the drugs.

You know I don't like pharmaceuticals.  But I think it's hard to build a case that one can become hypogonadal due to inhaled corticosteroids.  Imo the studies just don't show that.  Yes, you get some lowering, but it's not drastic or dramatic. 

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 03:44:05 pm »