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I Want To Reduce My Testosterone Levels To Very Low

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Question: I want to reduce my testosterone levels to very low levels from 0 to 10 percent of normal testosterone levels in order to treat hair loss. I know about all the alternative treatments and decided that lowering testosterone is the best for me.

What drugs can I use for reducing testosterone to such low levels?.
Can I maintain some low level of testosterone(like 10% or a little above that) without it being converted to DHT?, or I will need to add some DHT inhibitor like finasteride or dutasteride?.
Can I still be fertile while on very low level of testosterone?. How do I deal with low fertility after reducing testosterone to extremely low levels?, gonadotropin injections can help?.
There will be something left from my facial hair or it will be totally gone soon after I have very little to no testosterone?. I will still have some facial hair with something like 10% of my testosterone.
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
I want to reduce my testosterone levels to very low levels from 0 to 10 percent of normal testosterone levels in order to treat hair loss. I know about all the alternative treatments and decided that lowering testosterone is the best for me.

What drugs can I use for reducing testosterone to such low levels?.
Can I maintain some low level of testosterone(like 10% or a little above that) without it being converted to DHT?, or I will need to add some DHT inhibitor like finasteride or dutasteride?.
Can I still be fertile while on very low level of testosterone?. How do I deal with low fertility after reducing testosterone to extremely low levels?, gonadotropin injections can help?.
There will be something left from my facial hair or it will be totally gone soon after I have very little to no testosterone?. I will still have some facial hair with something like 10% of my testosterone.
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Answered by Dr. Elona (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It is necessary to find the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I have gone through your query and understood your concern.

Abnormally high testosterone levels in men can be caused by tumors and anabolic drug abuse.
Adrenal and testicular tumors may cause abnormally high testosterone. Anabolic steroid abuse, sometimes used by athletes and bodybuilders to build more muscle mass or increase athletic performance can cause symptoms of high testosterone levels.

The treatment depends on the cause.

If it’s due to anabolic steroid use or testosterone supplementation, backing off the supplements or steroids should resolve the problem. This should be done under a doctor’s supervision.
A head and abdomen MRI is necessary to check for tumors of head or adrenals that can explain high testosterone.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Best regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
It is necessary to find the cause

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I have gone through your query and understood your concern.

Abnormally high testosterone levels in men can be caused by tumors and anabolic drug abuse.
Adrenal and testicular tumors may cause abnormally high testosterone. Anabolic steroid abuse, sometimes used by athletes and bodybuilders to build more muscle mass or increase athletic performance can cause symptoms of high testosterone levels.

The treatment depends on the cause.

If it’s due to anabolic steroid use or testosterone supplementation, backing off the supplements or steroids should resolve the problem. This should be done under a doctor’s supervision.
A head and abdomen MRI is necessary to check for tumors of head or adrenals that can explain high testosterone.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Best regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (4 hours later)
I didn't talked about abnormal testosterone levels. I talked about reducing natural testosterone levels to extremely low levels of testosterone.
Can you answer some of my questions?, at least the part about what drugs can be used to drastically reduce natural testosterone levels in the body?.
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
I didn't talked about abnormal testosterone levels. I talked about reducing natural testosterone levels to extremely low levels of testosterone.
Can you answer some of my questions?, at least the part about what drugs can be used to drastically reduce natural testosterone levels in the body?.
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Answered by Dr. Elona (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Finasteride

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I appologise for the late reply.

Reducing the natural testosteron level to extremely levels will cause the low testosteron symptoms and change drastically your normal life.

Infertiliity,weakness,loss of muscle mass,low libido,depression and insomnia are common in men that have "very little or no testosteron" in the body.

All the men ,especial the young men with low T level,ask for a proper testosteron replacement therapy in order to normalise their testosteron level and to have a normal life.

It is true that testosterone metabolites can cause balding or androgenetic alopecia in genetically susceptible men.

You should know that asking to reduce to zero your male hormone may not treat your actual hair loss but will produce a lot of other symptoms.

Drugs that decresse the testosteron levels are called androgen antagonist.
Finasteride is a drug that block the convertion of your testosterone into DHT.

This drug in combination with minoxidil(solution and foam used to help hair growth) can be an effective treatment for slowing and stopping male pattern baldness.
At the other side finasteride do not produce any noticeable side effects for most men.So it can be a good solution for you.

Hope i have answered to all your questions.
If you have othjer doubts ,feel free and ask.
Regards.






Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Finasteride

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I appologise for the late reply.

Reducing the natural testosteron level to extremely levels will cause the low testosteron symptoms and change drastically your normal life.

Infertiliity,weakness,loss of muscle mass,low libido,depression and insomnia are common in men that have "very little or no testosteron" in the body.

All the men ,especial the young men with low T level,ask for a proper testosteron replacement therapy in order to normalise their testosteron level and to have a normal life.

It is true that testosterone metabolites can cause balding or androgenetic alopecia in genetically susceptible men.

You should know that asking to reduce to zero your male hormone may not treat your actual hair loss but will produce a lot of other symptoms.

Drugs that decresse the testosteron levels are called androgen antagonist.
Finasteride is a drug that block the convertion of your testosterone into DHT.

This drug in combination with minoxidil(solution and foam used to help hair growth) can be an effective treatment for slowing and stopping male pattern baldness.
At the other side finasteride do not produce any noticeable side effects for most men.So it can be a good solution for you.

Hope i have answered to all your questions.
If you have othjer doubts ,feel free and ask.
Regards.






Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (15 hours later)
As I said before I know about other treatments and I am also aware of the side effects of low testosterone you mentioned and I wouldn't call those side effects life changing, they are nothing but minor problems that are mostly psychological and you can't compare them to a horrible thing like losing hair.

I actually regained around 99% of the hairs(and hair thickness) I lost due to hair loss using dutasteride so I don't need advice about slowing or stopping hair loss.

I just want to know about ways to reduce my testosterone to make sure that the hair loss will never comeback or at least have a backup plan in case the hair loss will comeback.
I also want to know more about fertility treatments that people with low testosterone get like the gonadotropin injections I mentioned.
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
As I said before I know about other treatments and I am also aware of the side effects of low testosterone you mentioned and I wouldn't call those side effects life changing, they are nothing but minor problems that are mostly psychological and you can't compare them to a horrible thing like losing hair.

I actually regained around 99% of the hairs(and hair thickness) I lost due to hair loss using dutasteride so I don't need advice about slowing or stopping hair loss.

I just want to know about ways to reduce my testosterone to make sure that the hair loss will never comeback or at least have a backup plan in case the hair loss will comeback.
I also want to know more about fertility treatments that people with low testosterone get like the gonadotropin injections I mentioned.
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Answered by Dr. Elona (32 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Finasteride

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Since DHT is the primary hormone responsible for hair loss in men, the most effective way to slow down and prevent hair loss is to block DHT,not to reduce your natural testosteron level.

You can do this at the follicular level by usingoral tablets, a topical DHT blocking shampoo or spray to keep DHT off your hair follicles.

Finasteride is the most effective hair loss treatement.

There are not recommended ways to reduce your natural level of testosteron to make sure that your hair loss will never comeback.

Your genetic predispositiopn is the most important element that detemine the likehood of baldness in your future.
If you have not genetic predisposition for baldness and you have a healthy lifestyle(normal BMI,regular exercise and healthy diet) you have good chances that the past hair loss will never come back.

About the fertility treatement in men with low testosteron the gonadotropin injections are the only way to increase the sperm count and his fertility.

Hope this helps.
Best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Answered by Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Finasteride

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Since DHT is the primary hormone responsible for hair loss in men, the most effective way to slow down and prevent hair loss is to block DHT,not to reduce your natural testosteron level.

You can do this at the follicular level by usingoral tablets, a topical DHT blocking shampoo or spray to keep DHT off your hair follicles.

Finasteride is the most effective hair loss treatement.

There are not recommended ways to reduce your natural level of testosteron to make sure that your hair loss will never comeback.

Your genetic predispositiopn is the most important element that detemine the likehood of baldness in your future.
If you have not genetic predisposition for baldness and you have a healthy lifestyle(normal BMI,regular exercise and healthy diet) you have good chances that the past hair loss will never come back.

About the fertility treatement in men with low testosteron the gonadotropin injections are the only way to increase the sperm count and his fertility.

Hope this helps.
Best regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Elona (21 hours later)
Since DHT comes is formed from testosterone reducing testosterone can be help preventing hair loss. I know it isn't the usual way of combating hair loss but I just need to know about some effective treatment to reduce my testosterone levels.
If I was a transgender woman who wanted to lower her testosterone levels, what was the recommended way for me to reduce testosterone other than removing my testicles?, I know that some transgender women take medications that specifically meant reducing testosterone and I want to know about those treatments.

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Follow up: Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
Since DHT comes is formed from testosterone reducing testosterone can be help preventing hair loss. I know it isn't the usual way of combating hair loss but I just need to know about some effective treatment to reduce my testosterone levels.
If I was a transgender woman who wanted to lower her testosterone levels, what was the recommended way for me to reduce testosterone other than removing my testicles?, I know that some transgender women take medications that specifically meant reducing testosterone and I want to know about those treatments.

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Answered by Dr. Elona (46 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Minoxidil and Finasteride is the answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Transgender woman use estrogen hormone therapy( a moderate dosage of estradiol and an antiandrogen like ciproterone acetate ) to supress their natural testosteron level.

Cyproterone acetate in men, it is used to treat hypersexuality,to manage an overactive sex drive, and to help manage prostate cancer symptoms.It is not used to stop or reverse hair loss.

In women, the antiandrogen drugs like ciproterone acetate or spironolacton can be prescribed as anti hair loss treatement due to high levels of male hormones.

In men the only recommended and effective treatement for androgenic alopecia is the combination of Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride.
There are nor antiandrogens recomended to manage androgenic alopecia.

Both (minoxidil and finasteride) require continuous use to maintain the effect. As clinical response may take 6-12 months to become apparent, these agents should be used for at least one year before deciding whether to continue treatment.

My advice is to consult a local dermatologist for the right treatement and the follow up of your androgenic alopecia.

Hope this is helpful.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Answered by Dr. Elona (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Minoxidil and Finasteride is the answer.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Transgender woman use estrogen hormone therapy( a moderate dosage of estradiol and an antiandrogen like ciproterone acetate ) to supress their natural testosteron level.

Cyproterone acetate in men, it is used to treat hypersexuality,to manage an overactive sex drive, and to help manage prostate cancer symptoms.It is not used to stop or reverse hair loss.

In women, the antiandrogen drugs like ciproterone acetate or spironolacton can be prescribed as anti hair loss treatement due to high levels of male hormones.

In men the only recommended and effective treatement for androgenic alopecia is the combination of Topical minoxidil and oral finasteride.
There are nor antiandrogens recomended to manage androgenic alopecia.

Both (minoxidil and finasteride) require continuous use to maintain the effect. As clinical response may take 6-12 months to become apparent, these agents should be used for at least one year before deciding whether to continue treatment.

My advice is to consult a local dermatologist for the right treatement and the follow up of your androgenic alopecia.

Hope this is helpful.
Regards


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I Want To Reduce My Testosterone Levels To Very Low

I want to reduce my testosterone levels to very low levels from 0 to 10 percent of normal testosterone levels in order to treat hair loss. I know about all the alternative treatments and decided that lowering testosterone is the best for me. What drugs can I use for reducing testosterone to such low levels?. Can I maintain some low level of testosterone(like 10% or a little above that) without it being converted to DHT?, or I will need to add some DHT inhibitor like finasteride or dutasteride?. Can I still be fertile while on very low level of testosterone?. How do I deal with low fertility after reducing testosterone to extremely low levels?, gonadotropin injections can help?. There will be something left from my facial hair or it will be totally gone soon after I have very little to no testosterone?. I will still have some facial hair with something like 10% of my testosterone.