Hi, I am 32 years old, and I have low T (281 ng/dL). I am 5’7" and weight 205 lb. I have lost about 25 lb in the last year, but have stalled. I see an endocrinologist; he ordered the test, and confirmed that the test level was low. I should mention that I have T2 diabetes (on a relatively low dose of meds according to my doctor; my last A1C was a 5.4%).
However, given my age, he doesn’t want to do anything right now (doesn’t want to affect fertility). He suggested to lose weight, and the problem should improve. Of course, having low T makes it hard to lose fat. I’ve read a lot on the subject, but am confused. What is it exactly about low T that makes it hard to lose fat mass?
I know there is reduced lean body mass, but there are other issues too, right? Reduced lipolysis: would that affect metabolism? I’m having particular trouble losing belly fat and visceral fat. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you.