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You need to know if the DHT lab ranges are age adjusted. The intent of HRT is to restore youthful levels of hormones. I do labs every six months, when I turned 60, suddenly my hormones were out of range! You should be able to argue for youthful levels.

And point out that there is no evidence that androgens cause prostate problems, only that cancers are androgen positive when they occur, and that modern research is showing that estrogens and estrogen dominance is the cause of BPH. And that low T causes estrogen dominance. Also low T reduces or stops sexual activity and lack of ejaculations leads to rancid semen and results in inflammation that then affects the prostate. Chronic inflammation is a well known cause of cancers.

The fact that prostate cancers can be treated with androgen deprivation and that this reduces bulk and PSA levels as the organ withers, does not in any why mean that androgens were the cause. You can also shrink a healthy prostate with androgen deprivation.

If DHT caused prostate cancers, then we would not see this as an old man’s disease. Men are afflicted when their T levels are low and they are estrogen dominant and also suffering from many other metabolic disorders of old age.

What I have not seen done, is to use 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to modulate DHT levels; instead of DHT–>zero. That would be an option, small doses. Some herbal prostate products might do this and many guys should be using these as a long term survival strategy.

[quote]KSman wrote:
You need to know if the DHT lab ranges are age adjusted. The intent of HRT is to restore youthful levels of hormones. I do labs every six months, when I turned 60, suddenly my hormones were out of range! You should be able to argue for youthful levels.

And point out that there is no evidence that androgens cause prostate problems, only that cancers are androgen positive when they occur, and that modern research is showing that estrogens and estrogen dominance is the cause of BPH. And that low T causes estrogen dominance. Also low T reduces or stops sexual activity and lack of ejaculations leads to rancid semen and results in inflammation that then affects the prostate. Chronic inflammation is a well known cause of cancers.

The fact that prostate cancers can be treated with androgen deprivation and that this reduces bulk and PSA levels as the organ withers, does not in any why mean that androgens were the cause. You can also shrink a healthy prostate with androgen deprivation.

If DHT caused prostate cancers, then we would not see this as an old man’s disease. Men are afflicted when their T levels are low and they are estrogen dominant and also suffering from many other metabolic disorders of old age.

What I have not seen done, is to use 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to modulate DHT levels; instead of DHT–>zero. That would be an option, small doses. Some herbal prostate products might do this and many guys should be using these as a long term survival strategy.

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lol this is funny… Yet my urologist had never measure estrogen in males… He laughed at me when i asked for the test and said i don’t look like a woman to him… also thank you very much for your time!! much obliged…

KSMan,

If you wouldn’t mind poking into my thread to give me a little insight. I’m still working on honing my E2 in which I expect will help my situation but I am also wondering if it is wise to reduce my TRT dose.

Thanks,
Nate

Bump for f/u to your questions KSman- link above.

Bump for f/u to your questions also…http://tnation.T-Nation.com/hub/topwhop63#myForums/thread/5605350/

Hey KSman! I updated the results in my thread – would you take a look? Thanks!

Pretty cool about your old man at 96! He seems to be doing better then most of us here half his age. lol

HCG question

KSman, never saw 98.6 or even above 98.1 all day. Does this indicate a potential iodine issue? Again, I woke up at 97.7.

KSman, I’ve updated my case with latest results of labs you recommended.

Would appreciate your comments.

KSman, could you take a look at my case again? I have a Dr consult coming up on Friday and want to make sure I ask the right things.

Thanks!

Hello KSMna…

I updated my lab ranges and everything… also have a question regarding Clomid in my last post… if you could check it out.

Thanks

Hello

I gave you the info you asked for.
Thanks

Pellets and E2?

What is a syndrome? It is a observation of related symptoms/conditions.

It seems that we have a syndrome of hypothyroidism and subclincal hypothyroidism. Some of which seems to be related to iodine deficiency [ID]. So are TRT guys really more prone to iodine deficiency? Maybe we are simply asking the right questions here. If the general population is ID, then we can expect to see that in the TRT population.

The combined effects of low T and some degree of functional hypothyroidism is synergisticly bad, 2+2=5. The major hormone systems affect each other, a hypothalamus/pituitary function is not going to work well when one is hypothyroid. Mental function has compound problems from adrenal, pituitary, thyroid, testicular insufficiencies. Libido is a mental function.

I get frustrated by the collective reading disabilities or lack of concentration that requires that I repeatedly ask for the same info over and over. Lack of focus is a symptom.

Ksman, please forgive my lackoffocusitis and check out my latest ID info at

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/.../pellets_and_e2

Thanks!

Hopefully last question for awhile. Thanks for all your time.

http://tnation.T-Nation.com/.../pellets_and_e2

Your links are not working, use the url of a displayed page, you cannot copy/paste a link shown here.

Sorry, here is the link… But I believe I have it figured out. Did a little more Dr. Googling and found the answers.

Thanks your Time!

provided an update in:

KSman, reading an old post you said you aspired to write a book on TRT one day. Any update? My guess is you would have lots of customers and may be able to help people outside this forum.