Is it worth it to return to the state you were in before treatment? My body doesn’t retain enough iron or potassium, if I were to allow nature to take its course I would eventually die iron severe iron and potassium deficiency.
High testosterone is cardioprotective and low testosterone damaging. There is definite proof what will happen if testosterone is lower than normal, so you would expect opposite results with optimal testosterone.
Managed healthcare and their silly reference ranges do not account for age when looking at your testosterone levels, so in reality a man who is 21 or 90 scoring in the low normal ranges is perfectly alright, except is it most definitely not! Those working in managed healthcare seem to be the most clueless regarding normal testosterone.
No there are not, but there are long term studies of what happens when testosterone is low.
Testosterone and the Heart
Testosterone (T) has a number of important effects on the cardiovascular system. In men, T levels begin to decrease after age 40, and this decrease has been associated with an increase in all-cause mortality and cardiovascular (CV) risk. Low T levels in men may increase their risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. Reduced T levels in men with congestive heart failure (CHF) portends a poor prognosis and is associated with increased mortality.
Studies have reported a reduced CV risk with higher endogenous T concentration, improvement of known CV risk factors with T therapy, and reduced mortality in T-deficient men who underwent T replacement therapy versus untreated men. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has been shown to improve myocardial ischemia in men with CAD, improve exercise capacity in patients with CHF, and improve serum glucose levels.
Testosterone Threshold for Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Middle-Aged and Elderly Men:
The locally weighted regression showed that total testosterone levels of 440 and 480 ng/dL were associated with increased Framingham CVD risk and an increased probability of increased hsCRP, respectively. Men with sexual dysfunction (poor sexual performance, decreased morning erection, and loss of libido) had significantly greater CVD risk.