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Hormone levels and HSV

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I have seen several people mention hormonal changes may have an effect on HSV outbreaks. How true is this? Does that mean if you're testosterone levels are low, it can cause your HSV to act up even more. Conversely, if you correct your hormone imbalance, can that help reduce your frequency of outbreaks?

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I think it affects females more. As they enter the change of life into pre menopause. Many females have said their symptoms get worse around their period and as they have gotten older. For men I don't think the testosterone levels have the same effect.

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Actually, they can. For men, it's called andropause. Low testosterone levels can cause men to exhibit a variety of symptoms including decreased muscle mass, low sex drive, increased weight gain, hair loss, affect metabolism, and even cause hot flashes.

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I’m a 45 year old female with now constant outbreaks. I’m finally getting my hormones tested and likely going on replacement meds in hopes it will calm this crap down. It’s awful. I’ve had this for over 20 years and have never had outbreaks this bad. There is no end to it and it’s a miserable existence. 

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