He always felt tired, aches and pains, headache, no motivation, some depression for a few years, weight gain etc. I made him an appointment with the doctor and the doc figured it out before any tests. I was fearing the worst but the test revealed his testosterone level was 200. Normal is in the high 600's. My 28 year old son is 280 and mine is 250. Must run in the family. Don't get the wrong idea. We are all 6'2 250 plus large frame well built males, but that is deceiving.
Point is, if you feel run down at any age and lack motivation you should get your testosterone checked. A lot of people don't realize there may be a reason for feeling like crap. My son is thrilled there is a reason and a cure. My older son is now up to 850 with therapy. Benches 300, squats 550 and feels great with lots of energy. I'm next!
I see your point and agree, depending on your actual number. I was reading on the web a guy posting he was concerned about his low T and was asking for advice on a forum. He got lots of advice to help him out. His T # was 469. What? 469 is great compared to 200. So it depends. If it is so low it is causing problems, treatment may be necessary.
Somehow treatment for "Low T" has become the latest fad for solving all your ills. Nobody seems to point out that it's taking the same steroids that are banned for athletes because of health concerns.
I'm not saying it's not appropriate for some people but when I hear radio commercials promoting it I get very suspicious. Not picking at AC Man's kid, but when I read "the doctor diagnosed before any tests" it makes me believe he was predisposed to a specific diagnosis. That's not good medicine in my book.
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If you have a history of cancer, definitely stay off it.
Also, can't testosterone levels be boosted by rigorous exercise? Specifically, lower body exercise? Just something that I'd heard around the water cooler
Sometimes you just ask for it. big E
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Ya think? :blowkiss
This is very true. T levels must be monitored so that you stay in a range considered normal for your age. Speak to your Dr about HCG not to be confused with HGH. This helps in kicking in your own production when synthetically you have lowered or stopped your own production of testosterone. Many Drs don't know about this but get informed with your own research. Blood work does not necessarily have to be expensive, you can find labs that will do your T levels at a fraction of the cost of an office visit to your doc.
Not true my friend was not abusing, he was doing it for the very reason your son is doing it.
Fine. However, unless you have some facts and figures to prove your point it means nothing. Give me the 411 including age, medications, dosage, numbers, time, side effects, etc.
So Common it could be "Normal"
I work in consulting for private practices, and this T level business is all the rage right now. The docs I work with that are worth anything are not buying in yet.
I work with hundreds of doctors all in private practice and my job is to make them money so I know the difference between the good and the bad. Take it for what it is, but the good ones haven't jumped in on it.
Me too. Putting a laptop on top of your huevos cannot be a good thing
Seriously though, perhaps the low T is a symptom of some other root cause? Metabolic, environmental, diet, BP, smoking, drinking, tight pants....?
Back at my strongest I never got past 455, I'd love to have 500!!!
Just how small would my balls become?
Lower then your estrogen level I'd bet:grin
I get my estrogen err fridee, hows `bout you?
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