Been two years with low T results from labs, and am seriously thinking about going on TRT, but know nothing about it, and want to be educated about what I really need.
45 years old
Harry legs, chest and back
Bald spot on top
Carry fat on my belly.
I eat a fairly healthy diet, no fast and junky foods, although I do have high cholesterol. My LDL levels are 172. Interesting my HDL is 55 (good) and my triglycerides are 92 (good). I work out about 4 days a week. 2-3 full body workouts, lasting no more than 40min. I also swim laps on off days for about 20-30mins, not aggressively.
I am not taking any medications, except for spot CIALIS when sex is on the line for a weekend. Hard time maintaining erections without CIALIS, they are short lasting and weak. I have poor blood flow to they extremities. Nocturnal erections come and go ... sometimes very strong.
My wife and I do drink a lot. We go out a lot and drink, and sit on the couch and drink. Usually lite beer and white wine. But often a bottle of wine each with a few beers to boot.
I am happy person, and have a very fun and sexy wife. I am lethargic in the morning, and have for my whole life, had a difficult time getting going in the AM, and waking up. Have struggled with confidence issues my whole life. But on the whole, I am not depressed. Often lethargic and forgetful however.
Here are my latest lab results. Prior to the below results, my previously testosterone totals were 323 and then 306. And now:
4.26 - 16.4 ng/dL
Testing performed by Equilibrium Dialysis.
240 - 950 ng/dL
Testing performed by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass
Test Performed by:
Mayo Clinic Laboratories - Rochester Superior Drive
200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Laboratory Director: William G. Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D.
Please help my decide on the next step of the journey. Does TRT seem like something that would help me?