Originally Posted by boscogto
The question is did my Chron's cause this issue (my dr. thinks so) or is it a parella issue such as a pituitary issue.
I should have mentioned that there is plenty of evidence that low DHEA is associated with Crohn's and low DHEA can be caused by the pituitary. Likewise, low testosterone is associated with Crohn's and may be a contributing factor. It seems unlikely that Crohn's would be the cause of low testosterone since the origin of testosterone is the testicles interaction with the pituitary; so the converse seems more likely.
I would suggest you start taking probiotics with at least three different bacteria types as well as DHEA, starting at say 10mg/day and working up to 25mg/day. The probiotics should help with Crohn's anyway but always are good for digestive upsets. The DHEA may help put a damper on Crohn's progression.
Here is a medical journal article you can refer your doctor to:
Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Feb;17(3):409-14."Patients with refractory Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis respond to dehydroepiandrosterone: a pilot study." Andus T, etal. Department of Internal Medicine I, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1998 Sep-Oct;16(5):579-82. "Blood and tissue dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate levels and their relationship to chronic inflammatory bowel disease." de la Torre B, etal. Division of Psychosocial Factors and Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
"CONCLUSION: These data indicate that low blood DHEAS is a feature in a majority of patients with UC or Crohn's disease."