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a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes

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The findings were unequivocally in favor of the testosterone supplement.
First, treatment successfully raised blood testosterone levels to the mid-normal range for younger men, demonstrating that the dosing scheme was correct and appropriate.
Treatment by testosterone or testosterone replacement therapy 3 months prior to therapy.
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the relation between Serum Testosterone, hsCRP and Carotid atherosclerosis in patients of Diabetes Mellitus in North West Punjabi population.
In the double-blind, multicenter Anemia Trial, 788 men aged 65 years or older with average testosterone levels of less than 275 ng/dL were allocated to 12 months of testosterone gel or placebo.
The study found that significantly more men who received testosterone treatment experienced increases in hemoglobin concentration of 1 g / dL or more above baseline, compared with those who received the placebo gel (54% vs.
The trials into whether testosterone could impact health have remained largely inconclusive in determining effectiveness, however it did debunk some myths from the US testosterone gel industry, which is worth some USD2.
Those that had been administered testosterone were deemed to have a stronger bones with higher density.
In fact, treatment with androgen-deprivation therapy actually blocks testosterone production to slow the growth of advanced prostate cancer.
However, the new findings, published in the October issue of the Journal of Urology, suggest that in men with earlier-stage prostate cancer, testosterone replacement does not spur the growth of the disease or prompt its recurrence after curative treatment.
The remaining Leydig cells at ages 40, 60, or 80 will not produce as much testosterone as an equivalent number of cells at age 18 would.
Third, the gradual age-related decline in the serum testosterone level worsens by a progressive increase in the serum level of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), the protein that transports testosterone in the blood from the testicles to the target cells.
The Endocrine Society defines "androgen deficiency" as low serum testosterone (generally <280 ng/dL for healthy young men) along with signs and symptoms of hypogonadism, including decreased sexual function; loss of axillary and/or pubic hair; low bone mineral density; loss of motivation and/or concentration; poor mood or depression; decline in cognitive function; and loss of muscle strength and work capacity (table 1).
Primary (or hypogonadotropic) hypogonadism results when the testes fail to produce adequate testosterone in the presence of normal serum luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels.
Testosterone and other AAS have schedule III classification by the Controlled Substances Act and have been known to be abused by adults and adolescents, especially athletes and body builders.