New here found this forum on some research on Low Testosterone
So here is the situation, I am 46 years old, 6 feet , 74 kilos. I have always gone to the gym and done sports but never really saw much in the way of muscle gains, I did a bit but not much.
Over the last few years I been struggling with disc degeneration disease on 3 levels of my spine. To make a long story short I been checking my health each year and Testosterone was one of my tests. I always had a lower level but still in the range of ok like around 350 to 400
Last october I got my spine surgery and things are great, I am back in the gym, swimming, walking daily etc but recent tests show my Testosterone really low at 280. I also have low bone density, low energy as well, dont have any issues with getting it up though it seems.
Doctor checked my thyroid and pituitary glands to see if they could find any reasoning on the low T. Nothing really suggested I had any issues there so the doctor thinks I have some sort of homornal imbalance and wants to start me on TRT with injections
I have not been living the best life style over the last few years so I decided to wait 2 months to see if I could raise my levels naturally. Such as good sleep schedule, making sure I get D3, zinc, magnesium, etc , going back to the gym (though I cant lift huge weight due to my surgery), less stress etc.
Doctors says it probably wont be enough but there is no harm in trying if you wish for a couple of months.
Is it possible? I see all these articles regarding how to raise your T but can one really be at like 280 and get to a more normal level for a 46 year old? Should I just start the treatment now?
Curious on your thoughts I am quite new to this, thanks!