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Could low T cause exersize intolerance?

Discussion in 'Hormones' started by drob31, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    I know EI is different than true PEM, but it seems really similar. I've also read Low T, ironically can cause hairloss because it opposes DHT. Could low Free T and HPA-axis issues (caused by... low T?) cause CFS like symptoms?
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Low T is offen meant as low testosterone. That's what I thought so maybe clarify thyroid? Do you mean thyroid? I don't know now. I'm easily confused. Lol.
     
  3. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    From the context he is definetly talking about testosterone ;)
     
  4. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    @Gondwanaland I thought that but then he said low T free so I thought thyroid. And HPA axis threw me. So the context still didn't help me, an admitted dumb ass who is easily confused.
     
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    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    OK now I am confused too, but there is also free testosterone

    and to answer his title question, to me it is pretty obvious that both low thyroid and low testosterone cause exercise intolerance

    and capital T is always testosterone
     
  6. heapsreal

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    Looks likereferring to testosterone as it also mentions dht which is also usually mentioned when talking about sex hormones.

    Low testosterone can reduce peoples ability to recovery normally from activity etc. High dose testosterone that athletes use, helps them recover from exercise much quicker than they would without. So if one had low T than it would make it harder than normal to recover.

    I think for most people its worth trying and can help people feel better. But if one has cfs than it isnt a cure. If it does cure one than probably one doesn't have cfs but a hypogonodal disorder??
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    It could be all connected, because infection can cause high SHBG, and that would cause low free T, without being hypogonadal. The PEM symptoms would really be exersize intolerance caused by very low free T. I'm not saying ME people have this, but it would be a "flavor" of CFS. There would still be some mysterious root cause.
     
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