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Testosterone is a sex hormone; It is naturally produced in both men and women but is made at a much higher level in men. Low testosterone is not just about libido or becoming stronger and bigger in the gym. While this can be an effect of treatment, the condition known as Low T is much more in-depth. It is what gives a male the secondary sex characteristics of a man. Testosterone – which can profoundly reduce energy levels – is responsible for stimulating muscle growth, achieving normal erectile and cognitive functions, restore energy levels and maintaining normal bone density.
I just found all all of my hormones are low. My doctor was most concerned with my testosterone being at 4. My estradiol was , FSH at , and my progesterone was . I’m on birth control currently so it is weird that my estrogen and progesterone are still low. I have at least two periods each month with usually other spotting and bleeding in between. I have a lot of symptoms of low T, but I am not sure what would be causing low hormones considering I am 29 and should not be nearing menopause. She wants me to supplement progesterone and testosterone. I just would like to know potential underlying reasons since it isn’t due to an estrogen dominance. She said typically if you have a lower estradiol your FSH is high or vice versa, but both of mine were low.