I’m posting this here b/c I’m assuming you guys have an excellent understanding of how hormones work in the body.
I got blood work done (I sweat excessively, and my doctor wanted to humor me by telling me that my high testosterone causes it), and my doc leaves me a message saying that while I’m in the “normal” range, my testosterone is much lower then expected for my age (20). I’ve been lifting for 2.5 years, seriously for 1.5, and have been sticking to a Westside template. I’m putting up some nice weight (475 DL raw, 250 raw bench, 385 raw squat), eat plenty of fat (at least 3 whole eggs a day, not to mention handful of almonds and 2-4 tsp of fish oil, steaks…) and have some muscle. How I have low test is beyond me.
Anyway, I’m going to see an endocrinologist, but want to ask several questions here before I go.
1)What numbers should I look for specifically? Do I want to be around 800-1000 for Test?
What other parts of the hormone profile could inhibit testosterone? Too much estrogen?
What about SBHG levels?
They told me that taking tribulus may not work b/c nobody knows if my lack of testosterone is from, wait for it…a lack of testosterone. Their rationale (My doctor’s) is that something else may be blocking it. I wanted to call BS, but held my tongue. Any truth to this?