UC and Low Testosterone

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 10/1/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
It's been a long week! 
My 18 1/2 year old son was admitted to the hospital last week, had a colonoscopy on Saturday and we were told he has severe UC.  I've of course been scouring the internet while he sleeps and now I'm scared to death for his future.  Quite thankful to have found so many ideas and aproaches here though, thanks to all of you for sharing with us newbies! 
My question is whether any of you (especially men and especially if you are receiving testosterone replacement therapy) had been diagnosed with low testosterone levels prior to your UC diagnosis?  Our son has had very low T for a couple of years (due to an incorrect prescription fill that allowed him to take a prostate cancer medication for 29 days and completely shut down his production of natural testosterone...but that's all another story!).  The question, in my mind, is can low T cause UC?!
Thanks for anything you can tell me...I have a feeling his road is going to be even longer and more difficult then it has been.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 679
   Posted 10/1/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I recently took a hormone test which shows low levels of hormones including testosterene. My nutritionist believes that it's possible that candida can cause this imbalance as well as other things like age, stress, foods, etc. I have recently begun taking herbal supplements to stimulate my body into producing it's own testosterene, which has so far produced encouraging results.
So, in my case it seems as though candida (and possibly uc) can cause low testosterene.
Sometimes it's possible to jump start the production of testosterene at young ages through the use of herbal supplements.
I just found this link, you might find it interesting because there are many estrogen-like chemicals that we consume daily without knowing it:



Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Mesaamaline (sp) Retention Enemas, herbal meds in the search to regain full health.

Post Edited (NuffinButtTrouble) : 10/1/2008 12:36:41 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/1/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I think its opposite of what your thinking cpsmiths, there is alot that goes on with the human body before someone is officially diagnosed with UC. And it can go on for some time too (years). Like possible yeast overgrowth, bacteria overgrowth, which in turn can cause a vast amount of other problems ie hormonal inbalance. So to answer your question i dont think low testosterone causes UC. But i do think a unhealthy digestive tract over run by bacteria and possibly yeast can cause low testosterone and also lead up to UC. Before i was diagnosed i went all through that, never went on any hormone therapy but definitly felt down in the dumps and low libido. The only thing to this day that has helped me out is me doing my own research and starting a strong course of probiotics and a healthy diet.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
1000mg sup asacol                                      50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes before each meal
20mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission

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