I have another thread on going "water retention and normal estrogen" with my being put on trt with nebido- test undecanoate (only given 12weekly here in the Uk) which i started in November last yr so far nothing good to report or nothing positive to make me feel better and glad i started treatment
I wish to start this thread seperately as i am concerned on how i have come to have low t and being treated with trt, and i would like to get seperate contributions off other forum members on my issue to see what members general thoughts are.
I am 30 yrs of age, last yr i was diagnosed after blood tests as being hypogonadol, i had a MRI scan to rule out any tumours to my pituitary, whcih came back fine as did an examination of my testicles which were carried out by a proff of endo
After much thinking and questioning as to why all of a sudden within the last 12months or so this has come about. After questioning my gp and 2 different endos as to why this has happened before istarted trt, they couldnt give me a reason my main concern was if i had caused it by loosing alot of weight and muscle from over-dieting thus making the hormonal decline my fault from alot of weight loss to which i have not fully regained (went from approx 17st- 13.5st lightest) and currently still 14st which is very light for my size as i have a large frame and am 6ft 4 with long limbs and have always been bigger and heavier before this great weight loss from over-dieting.
Both endos said that they do not think it is in any way related to my weight loss and its just basically one of those things that can happen in my case with no real explanation as all else seems ok from tests.
I think i disagree and i strongly suspect i have caused my low T and decline in T from these certain factors that have been ongoing for the last 2 yrs currently and pre trt. Both physical and mental factors that have been continously ongoing-
-great weight loss from my usual yr round bigger and heavier body weight, making me under size and weight for a man my size with less muscle and fat (currently approx 13% b.fat @ 14st)
-depression through very low body image, maybe low T, ibs (very depressing and stressfull itself)
-highly stressed hard to relax
-no libido, no sex life for over 2yrs
-restricing calories and nutrition to just maintain current light weight
-no social life, and no work due to depression and low T symptoms etc
-still training 4 days a week despite physical and mental setbacks
Despite the above i am a healthy person, do not drink, smoke, or take drugs (apart from trt) and eat healthily and clean (but guilty of restricing calories and not eating more) i have always been a natural bbuilder since i began training and at 19yrs competed off and on over the yrs which is the cause of the great weight loss and over dieting to compete. Prior to my weight loss and the above ongoing factors of the last 2 yrs nobody would ever think or look at me and suspect i had low T.
I have worked in a few gyms over the yrs as a instructor, supervisor and Ptrainer so i know a bit about training and of nutrition.
I suspect these factors over the last 2 yrs+ have caused my low T diagnosis and i am very curious as to if i could rectify the low t problem myself naturally if its possible through improving or reversing the above negative factors that i suspect to be the cause of me being hypogonadal all of a sudden meaning that i truely do not need or warrant being on trt treatment as the only option to cure my low T.
Could i make things normal or right again with myT levels naturally with giving time to change things?
Or is everything i suspect all irrelevant and the only solution for me to increase my T to normal is trt?
Any thoughts, comments or input very welcome on this issue of my low hormones and its decline. I have read the stickie on "things that can damage hormones" so i want to see if my personal factors and circumstances have damaged my hormones to the point of trt is not the best solution for me and it could be done naturally?