my name is Etienne and I am from Europe. I do weight training 4 times a week and try to run 2-3 times a week almost about 6 miles. But i guess before I ask my questions, I should give some basic Information about my person. And pardon for my poor english in advance.
I am 31 y/o, 185cm and weight 82kg. About 6-7 years ago I realized, that I constantly had problems getting good erections. At that time I smoked 20-30 cigarretes daily. I used to stay up late, was not eating strictly healthy (but not e.g. fast food only), drank a lot of sugar containing drinks and watched porn almost daily. At that time I visited a doctor who diagnozed an early stadium of high blood pressure (average 155/80). So I considered to change my lifestyle. Since then I quit quit porn, stopped drinking any sugar containing drinks, no alcohol, eat healty, get between 6-8 hours of sleep, try to avoid stress and do a lot of sports. I visited my doctor twice during the last 8 months to check my blood pressure. First long term measurement was average 130/77, second 122/74.
Bizarrely my symptoms got even worse. I almost have no libido at all. So I thought, maybe it is not only a lifestyle issue and consulted an urogolist (or more precisely several). Lately I visited an endicrinologist/andrologist two times for investigation. Yesterday I received my first blood results. And this leads finally to my question. Can you give me your opinion on the results. I am awayting results of a second test but already discussed some possible treatments with the doctor. He told me that my testosterone levels (especially the free test) are relatively low and may be the cause. Further he said that if the second reslults will be similarly low, a TRT might be an option. Since then I read some papers and opinions but they differ quite a bit.
Since TRT might be a decision for the rest of my life, I am very doubtful. But maybe someone will be good enough to share his opinion about the results with me.
That`d be it for the moment. Take care…
Maybe 2 things to add:
Almost never morning wood. Further, I always gained fat easily around the hip area, but lately almost exclusevly there. Last week increased my kcal 150/day, because I was losing weight. And now gained 0,8kg and it seems as if only fat on my hips.