Decrease testosterone levels

  • Testicular injury
  • Kidney failure
  • Kallman’s syndrome
  • Inflammation of lungs
  • Poor functioning of liver
  • Stress and drug addiction
  • Over consumption of iron
  • Malfunctioning of pituitary gland
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Genetic disorders (Klinefelter’s Syndrome)
  • Cancer treatment (chemotherapy and radiation)

Unexpected testosterone, LH, FSH and SHBG levels can result from illicit use of androgens (“anabolic steroids”). Classic symptoms include truncal acne, excessive muscularity, testicular atrophy and gynaecomastia, usually in association with obsessive and intense exercise regimens. Consider asking specific questions regarding androgen misuse to males who display these behaviours and signs. Males who are currently using androgens may have elevated testosterone and suppressed LH, FSH and SHBG. Suppression of testosterone as well as LH, FSH and SHBG can indicate a recent history of androgen misuse. 4 The rate of recovery from HPG axis suppression is dependent on the duration and severity of the misuse, but will generally occur within 12 months after cessation of androgens. 4

Decrease testosterone levels

decrease testosterone levels


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