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Is testosterone level of 260 a cause for concern?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 in Elderly Problems
Question: My testosterone level just came back 260. I am 74 with cardiomyopathy but otherwise very healthy. Have had every kind of blood tests, CT scans, echocardiogram and everything comes back normal. I have no energy and often have headaches and nausea. I do have sinus problems but again CT scan was normal. Doctors can't find a reason for fatigue and low energy. Your opinion??
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your testosterone levels are within the normal ranges for your age.

So, your symptoms are not related to your testosterone levels.

I would recommend performing cortisol plasma levels to examine the adrenal gland function.

Low cortisol levels could lead to your symptoms.

Otherwise, if all your tests come back normal, I would recommend discussing with your doctor on the possibility of starting and antidepressant like Duloxetine.

It is really helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome, when no cause of fatigue is found.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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