Iï¿½??ve been wanting to post for a while, but was afraid of the reaction I would get.
Iï¿½??m 45 yrs old and Iï¿½??ve been using Androgel for almost 4 months. I was originally on 5 grams/day and after my recent lab my doctor bumped me to 10 grams/day. I started at 210 and was in the low 400ï¿½??s at my second lab. He only tested testosterone and not free testosterone or estrogen or anything else that is recommended that men be tested for, other than PSA. When I asked him he said they donï¿½??t normally do that.
I told him I had been reading about these things and would like to be tested, and he said send me what youï¿½??re reading. Heï¿½??s very open mindful and has been phenomenal as my doctor for about 8 or 9 years.
So my question for you is, can you please link me to reputable research and documentation that will convince him to test for more. Iï¿½??ve searched and Googled, but most of what I find is too technical for me to comprehend and I want to know that what Iï¿½??m sending him is accurate and undisputable. I want him to test me adequately and treat me correctly based on those tests.
Meanwhile, my other question regards fighting Estrogen. Until Iï¿½??m tested for it, I would like to take something to inhibit the conversion of testosterone to estrogen and help me to make sure that my TRT is as beneficial as it can be. What supplements/foods/herbs can help me lower estrogen?
Anything else I can do, please tell me. At 45 years old I am aiming to change my life and I feel like Iï¿½??m at the edge of being too late.
Thanks in advance.