First, thanks in advance for any information provided. I’m 58 years old, 5’9", 155 pounds, 10% bodyfat. I am a sponsored rock climber who also has a desk job. I lift weights a couple times a week, and either train for climbing or climb outdoors 3 days a week.
In the past year, although I have achieved some lofty climbing goals, I’ve also felt a little lethargic. I’ve found I’m working much hard to maintain my climbing level, but have also felt a little down, which is out of character.
I recently had an annual physical, and had a generally excellent checkup. Good blood pressure, no prostate issues, etc. I asked for a testosterone test on a suspicion that that number might have come down from the TT of 557 – 18 FT – I had two years ago.
Total test came in at 537, with Free test at 17.
The surprise, and what I’m looking for info on here, was my estrogen #s:
Estrone: 82 (9-36 pg/mL)
Estradiol: 55 (10-42 pg/mL)
Estrogens, total: 137 (19-69 pg/mL?
I eat a clean diet, sleep regularly, and have a solid libido, though tempered over the past several years. My doctor is open to working with me, but I told him I wanted to ask around a little. I really respect the community here, particularly Ksman and happydog, in regards to the science behind these numbers. I’d love to hear your thoughts.