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Question about Low T and Sleep Apnea

Hello everybody,

I'm a 39 yo male. For the last year or so I've been more fatigue, gaining weight and have low libido. I got tested for low T and I just received my test results. The number was 274. I know that 's considered low. I've been doing a lot of research and reading and found out that most of the treatments available give a warning about sleep apnea. I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea. However, I'm under treatment for it (CPAP).  Can anybody tell me the relation between Low T, treatment and sleep apnea? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
Changes in testosterone levels occur naturally during sleep, both in men and women. Testosterone levels rise during sleep and decrease during waking hours. Studies have shown that low testosterone levels frequently occur in men with obstructive sleep apnea.
Treating obstructive sleep apnea should improve the levels of testosterone but other causes of low testosterone also need to e ruled out.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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