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my blood work done on 4/19/13 was normal except for the abnormal

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my blood work done on 4/19/13 was normal except for the abnormal Testosterone, Free(Direct) which was 5.1 pg/mL with the normal range stated as 6.6 to 18.1.
Dr Abraham Morgentaler, MD 's book "Testosterone for Life" states that "Testim or Androgel"(page 102) or Clomiphene Citrate or Anastrozole (page 107) are possible meds to bring Free Testosterone back into the normal range.
He also states on page 136 that the large study by the NCI in 2008 found no relationship between prostate cancer and any of the hormones studied.
What are your recommendations on these medications ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Charles replied 11 months ago.
Dear customer,
I am Dr.Charles and I’m happy to help with your question today.

I have read the details of this book & I agree with Dr Abraham Morgentaler, MD.

AndroGel (testosterone) is a topical hormone gel. It works by replacing or supplementing the testosterone that is naturally made in the body.

AndroGel 1% is an androgen indicated for replacement therapy in adult males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone.

If low testosterone is diagnosed, testosterone replacement therapy is prescribed, and it most commonly comes in the form of a cream, gel, pellet, patch, and by injection.

Clomid(Clomiphene Citrate) works by blocking estrogen at the pituitary and hypothalamus & hence increases testosterone levels.

Arimidex(Anastrozole) blocks the conversion of testosterone into estrogen--thus your levels of testosterone are increased

My advise for you is that low testosterone levels in the body can be supplemented by hormone replacement with testosterone.This is forst line of treatment & is best to raise the testosterone levels.

Testosterone replacement therapy can be prescribed as an intramuscular injection usually given on a biweekly basis, as a patch or gel placed on the skin, or as putty that is applied to the gums of the mouth. Gum tablets or buccal medications are the newest form of testosterone replacement therapy.

So I suggest you that you should make an appointment with endocrinologist for the prescription of these testosterone replacement therapy/medications accordingly.

Hope this helped

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