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Would taking testosterone tablets help my acne?

I've read that they can help build muscle, increase sperm

And heighten energy as well as your sex drive but would it improve my skin

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Would taking testosterone tablets help my acne?

I've read that they can help build muscle, increase sperm

And heighten energy as well as your sex drive but would it improve my skin

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Would taking testosterone tablets help my acne?

I've read that they can help build muscle, increase sperm

And heighten energy as well as your sex drive but would it improve my skin

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Would taking testosterone tablets help my acne?

I've read that they can help build muscle, increase sperm

And heighten energy as well as your sex drive but would it improve my skin

i highlt doubt it. more irregular hormonal fluxuations = the more acne youre going to have.

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Why would it make acne worse? Do I have acne because my testosterone levels are high?

I don't think they are because. I'm not extremely hairy and I'm an average hight and build too.

I thought acne was more common in females because they don't produce testosterone.

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You have to balance your hormones, but this isn't the way to do it.

Leave your body alone by abstaining from hormone spikes (carbs, junk food, endurance wanking sessions) and everything will sort itself out. Give your body real nutrient-dense food and it'll improve your sperm and strength.

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Be very, very careful messing with stuff like that. Someone I know messed with their testosterone for years and they basically went psychotic because of it. He is recovering now and it's taken a lot of work to get his life back together. It turned a sweet, gentle guy into aggressive and terrifying monster. This stuff isn't meant to be messed with without medical supervision...

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Why would it make acne worse? Do I have acne because my testosterone levels are high?

I don't think they are because. I'm not extremely hairy and I'm an average hight and build too.

I thought acne was more common in females because they don't produce testosterone.

females do produce testosterone. not as much as males ofcourse. thats why they tend to break out during their periods, estrogen levels decrease, and testosterone levels increase.

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Leave your body alone by abstaining from hormone spikes

(junk food, endurance wanking sessions)

Who has endurance wanking sessions

I never spend more than 15 minutes knocking one out

I don't make a day of it or anything like that.

Give your body real nutrient-dense food and it'll improve your sperm and strength.

I'm not really bothered about improving my strength and sperm count

It'd be a plus obviously but what i really care about is sorting my skin out.

estrogen levels decrease, and testosterone levels increase.

So it's more estrogen I need and not more testosterone?

I don't want to mess with anything that might make me grow tits or shrink my pennis.

if your acne is hormonal, testosterone is the cause

I'm not sure it is yet. I think it's more likely food allergies i think

I was hoping Testosterone would strengthen my body

and help it get over this allergy or infection.

Don't mess with your hormones that way. Eat right so your body can manage itself.

It can't. I eat quite well and it does improve my skin but i don't believe my skin will sort itself out

if that was the case it would've done it by now so I'm going to have to do something about it

or learn to live with it which I'm not prepared to settle for yet.

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It can't. I eat quite well and it does improve my skin but i don't believe my skin will sort itself out

Most people have mistaken ideas of what healthy is. Can you describe your diet? Also, how old are you?

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I'm 23. I'm not a health freak or anything but my diet isn't bad

I cook a lot and try to avoid gluten, soya, wheat etc

I eat mainly eat bolognese, chi con carne, pork stirfry etc

things that are easy to cook and taste good mellow.png

Alough there probably isn't a lot of goodness there

i don't think there's much bad either. I do get a lot of fruit too

Apples, oranges, plums, kiwis, peaches, pears etc

I probably should get more veg in my diet. I do eat a lot of sweetcord, pepers, kidney beans, chickpeas.

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I'm 23. I'm not a health freak or anything but my diet isn't bad

I cook a lot and try to avoid gluten, soya, wheat etc

I eat mainly eat bolognese, chi con carne, pork stirfry etc

things that are easy to cook and taste good mellow.png

Alough there probably isn't a lot of goodness there

i don't think there's much bad either. I do get a lot of fruit too

Apples, oranges, plums, kiwis, peaches, pears etc

I probably should get more veg in my diet. I do eat a lot of sweetcord, pepers, kidney beans, chickpeas.

Yes, especially greens and brassicas.

What do you snack on? Drink?

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estrogen levels decrease, and testosterone levels increase.

So it's more estrogen I need and not more testosterone?

I don't want to mess with anything that might make me grow tits or shrink my pennis.

No dude. unless your trying to be mr.universe body builder, you dont need to take ANY type of hormonal stimulants. Testosterone will make you break out badly, and estrogen will make you grow tits. What you need is to balance out your hormones.

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What do you snack on? Drink?

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I don't really snake and I mainly drink water in the day.

I only eat twice a day. Once at lunch time and then a big meal at night (two or three plates)

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What's the GI of your beer? Do you drink it without food? And are you serious about the cigarettes? They increase inflammation, and deplete/inhibit the absorption of nutrients. Both of which affect acne. Are you using a subsittute for pasta in your bolagnese?

What is your acne like?

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What's the GI of your beer?

I'm not sure what GI means. I just drink normal beer

Budweiser, San Miguel, Corona etc. Anything around the 5% mark

My guess is they're all pretty much the same.

Do you drink it without food?

No i usually have two or three beers after diner and before bed.

So between 8 and 11 I'll drink. Never on a empty stomach.

are you serious about the cigarettes?

Yeah i probably smoke 15 per day give or take.

Never knew it had any affect on acne but I enjoy it

so i won't be giving up anytime soon

I'll just increase my nutrients intake to make up for it.

Are you using a subsittute for pasta in your bolagnese?

Sometimes I'll have it with a couple of jacket potatoes but usually i just use pasta.

I tried gluten and wheat free pasta but it was horrific just like the bread.

I only have it once a week at most so i usually go for real pasta.

Do you think I'd be better off eating the brown wholegrain pasta

or the normal standard pasta?

What is your acne like?

I'd say it's moderate. It has it's good days and it has it's bad days

The problem is my skin's starting to look really poor after a decade or so of acne

It's starting to leave it's mark. My skin proably isn't as bad as it was when i was a teenager

then again maybe I've just learned how to deal with it better and have more experience

after the years of making mistakes. I'm unsure if my skin's improved but it's still far from perfect.

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What's the GI of your beer?

I'm not sure what GI means. I just drink normal beer

Budweiser, San Miguel, Corona etc. Anything around the 5% mark

My guess is they're all pretty much the same.

Well, you need to learn. And you have 3 of them in a 3 hour period, daily? In addition to the glycemic impact, metabolizing alcohol overloads the liver keeping it from doing it's other jobs like metabolizing fructose and of removing excess hormones and toxins from circulation.

Are you using a subsittute for pasta in your bolagnese?

Sometimes I'll have it with a couple of jacket potatoes but usually i just use pasta.

I tried gluten and wheat free pasta but it was horrific just like the bread.

I only have it once a week at most so i usually go for real pasta.

Do you think I'd be better off eating the brown wholegrain pasta

or the normal standard pasta?

You should try avoiding all wheat/gluten for a period to test for intolerance. But I only asked because in the one sentence you say you avoid wheat and gluten and in the next sentence you say you eat things that usually involve wheat and gluten. But then again, you also said you ate pretty well, then it turns out you hardly eat any vegetables.

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Well, you need to learn.

So people keep telling me rolleyes.gif

you have 3 of them in a 3 hour period, daily?

No two or three in the week and five or six at the weekend saywhat.gif

metabolizing alcohol overloads the liver keeping it from doing it's other jobs

like metabolizing fructose and of removing excess hormones and toxins from circulation.

The liver does all that? during the day i do drink a lot of water

I probably get through seven or eight pints of water per day

because aside from beer it's all i drink (don't think milk, tea, coffee, soda etc)

In 24 hours i take in a lot more water than i do beer. More by the long way.

You should try avoiding all wheat/gluten for a period to test for intolerance.

But I only asked because in the one sentence you say you avoid wheat and gluten

and in the next sentence you say you eat things that usually involve wheat and gluten.

Only pasta and i have that once a week at the most.

I try to avoid wheat and gluten other than that

My gluten intake is very low throughout the week.

But then again, you also said you ate pretty well, then it turns out you hardly eat any vegetables.

When I say that I eat well I mean I cook for myself and try to avoid gluten, wheat, soya etc

I also rarely eat chocolate, drink soda, fast food. So when I say i eat well I really mean I don't eat badly eusa_think.gif

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Only pasta and i have that once a week at the most.

I try to avoid wheat and gluten other than that

My gluten intake is very low throughout the week.

The thing is, you need to completely remove gluten in order to figure out if it's bothering you. For awhile. A few months at least. Eating it once a week is not helping you at all. If it bothers you, it will take longer than that for the inflammation and damage to go down and you will never really see how your system is without gluten.

There are really good, affordable pastas that are completely gluten free. No reason to be eating gluten. They are just as good, I've given it to people who had no clue it was gluten free.

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^ Also, you can add more veggies to your bolagnese. Spinach is an easy one and you won't even taste it. Either get baby spinach salad or bagged frozen chopped spinach. Add either after everything else is cooked and the fire is off so you don't destroy it's nutrients. The frozen with defrost in the sauce or the raw spinach will wilt in a few minutes of stirring.

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Thats a good idea. I've never thought of that

I do usually try and pack it with sweet corn, peppers

Mushrooms, onion and garlic. I'll try spinach next time.

As for pasta I've tried the wheat, egg and gluten free stuff

And I can definitely tell the difference. Same with bread.

It's not as nice and it costs more but I guess it's a sacrifice I'll have to make.

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Thats a good idea. I've never thought of that

I do usually try and pack it with sweet corn, peppers

Mushrooms, onion and garlic. I'll try spinach next time.

You can add it to nearly everything. Soups. scrambled eggs. Try adding something like a sweet potato and spinach curry. You can try other greens as well, but most are tougher and you will notice that they are in your food. Especially kale. And things like collards and mustard greens are somewhere in between.

Romaine lettuce is nearly as valuable nutrient-wise as spinach, kale, cabbage and the like. Try it for salads.

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