I had a full checkup and asked my doctor, who also happens to be a family friend, to check my test levels. I’m 43 and my health is excellent right now. Cholesterol, heart, thyroid, all is well. I even had a an angiogram and a CT scan of the heart and my arteries are clean.
My total T was 336, which I think is low and explains my delining libido, stubborn midsection fat, and crapppy recovery from workouts.
To make a long story short, he seems to be unwilling to do anything about it - instead he said that “we’ll keep an eye on it”. He claimed that that giving me T will cause more problems than it’ll solve. I just get the feeling he knows nothing about it and doesn’t want to get into it.
So I’ve been all over the net doing research - and as one might expect, the information is very contradictory. Overall, I think the information is promising and I’m ready to go with it. But I have a few concerns.
- I’d hate to have my cholesterol and BP to go up.
- I know it sounds vain, but I have a full head of thick hair. I don’t want to get bald.
- I’m worried about the increase in the probability of cancer.
- I don’t want my gonads to be permanently rendered useless
For those of you who have gone into HRT - to what extent do you think these fears are real or just myth?
Thanks in advance!