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Low testosterone levels due to stress - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :I suffer from the following:
1. Low or No sex drive
2. moodiness
3. inability to attain or maintain an erection
4. i am losing stomach fat, but have a approx. a 40 inch stomach circumference as measured right above the belly button.
I think i have Low Testosterone, but am concerned about the different treatments. Afraid of infertility or gynomastecoma.
What do I do?                              
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read it
User :   hi
User :   lost approx. 2 inches of stomach fat in the past month
Doctor :   May I know your age & occupation?
User :   35
User :   I feel that i am not producing enough semen. Also, i had male enhancement surgery in the past.
Doctor :   May I know your marital status & number of children?
User :   single and none
Doctor :   Male enhancement surgery?
User :   have undergone a tremendous amount of stress as a result of starting this business in 09
Doctor :   When did you get this done?
User :   yes, male enhancement surgery out in
User :   October 08
Doctor :   Since when did all these problems start?
User :   In March of 09' when the was a it's worst, I became incredibly stressed as a result of starting the I felt a tingling sensation move like a wave throughout my body. After a few days, my libido dropped to virtually zero. I could look at a porno. on hustler and get aroused before , but no reaction after. My stress increased and no longer had a libido. I felt numb. I now am having success with Kettleworx ( kettlebell workout) and am trying to lose weight. Haven't been diagnosed with Diabetes. Want to workout for another month and then maybe go for a blood test. Have spoken with TRT centers and from what i describe minus the surgery, they say it's low T.
User :   forgive my naievete, but you are a physician correct?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So you have indeed been diagnosed
Doctor :   to have low testosterone
Doctor :   Have tried to increase these levels naturally
Doctor :   Have you tried to increase these levels naturally ?
User :   not officially. thinking of doing so. weight loss may be a natural way.
Doctor :   You do exercise, thats one way
User :   i also thought of Testrogel, an over the counter testosterone cream
Doctor :   Yes weight loss, & muscle building
Doctor :   does help
Doctor :   but you also need to keep your mind happy
User :   afraid to use because of potential side effects. making matters worse. Kettleworx accomplishes both fat loss and muscle
Doctor :   increased stress levels
Doctor :   is related to lower testosterone levels
Doctor :   & lower sex drive
Doctor :   I guess you knew that
Doctor :   but you must understand its
User :   what i don't know is what to do about it?
Doctor :   seriousness
Doctor :   Intensify your exercise regime
User :   ok
User :   explain the seriousness please.
Doctor :   also learn some relaxation techniques
Doctor :   Yoga, Meditation
Doctor :   By seriousness I meant that its impact on ones activities is much more drastic than one expects
Doctor :   Just by reducing stress one can solve almost all their problems
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you consulted a Sexologist?
User :   what is that
User :   purpose
Doctor :   Have you attended any counseling sessions?
User :   about what specifically
Doctor :   About your current problem- low sex drive
Doctor :   Ok, I guess not
User :   Why would i not go on Testosterone therapy
Doctor :   Every medical problem has a protocol solution
Doctor :   there is an order that must be followed
Doctor :   in your case
User :   what is order
User :   i need a blood test to test for Low Testosterone
Doctor :   First step to be done was diagnosis of the problem, which has been done
Doctor :   next is to tackle the cause of the problem- stress in you case
Doctor :   only if this fails should one go on
Doctor :   with treatment with drugs
Doctor :   like taking external testosterone
User :   then i need to get people to invest with me => clients=> $$ ==> lower stress
Doctor :   I told you about exercise & relaxation techniques
User :   even got 1 grey hair at 35 from stress. family not helpful either
Doctor :   When did you measure the levels? How much was it?
User :   i understand what you're saying about increasing exercise and lowering stress. Haven't officially been tested, so can't tell you. only can describe symptoms being experienced
Doctor :   Then you must get it tested
User :   i agree
User :   i do appreciate your expertise and advice.
User :   and take your suggestions about exercise and stress levels seriously
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no,thank you for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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