I’ve been lifting weights with a trainer over the past 3 years, and have noticed somewhat slow results despite frequent and intensive work outs, frequent cardio, and a good diet. Also, I’ve noticed a big drop in libido over the past year and difficulty maintaining erections. I’ve resorted to Viagra 95% of the time. I consulted with my general practitioner in January and asked for a hormonal panel. He said he would only run certain tests, basically accused me of drug seeking, and said to watch more porn. Below are the blood results from Quest Diagostics last January.
Lipid profile, Chem, and CBC: normal.
Total Testosterone=446 (241-827ng/dl)
Free T=98 (34-194ng/dl)
Free and weakly bound T=211 (84-402ng/dl)
My trainer than referred me to a longevity doc (also a boarded cardiologist) who agreed to run more complete testing, and is interested in pushing my T levels to the upper limits of normal. Here are the blood results from Westcliff Labs this September.
CBC normal, no lipid or chem profiles.
Homocysteine 19.0 (3.7-13.9umol/L)
Free T3=2.9 (2.3-4.2)
Free T4=1.23 (0.80-1.80)
Direct Pregnenolone EIA=287 (10-340ng/dl)
DHEA Sulfate=237.9 (88.9-427.0ug/dl)
Free T=0.88 (0.62-2.81ng/dl)
T, %calc=0.17 (0.32-0.50%)
I will meet with the new longevity doc 10/02 to discuss the results and consider TRT. I would also like to consider HGH. My goals are increased libido, energy, and muscle mass.
Also, I’m planning on getting married next year and potentially starting a family, and am concerned about the effects of hormonal therapy on fertility.
Additional info: I’m 38 yrs. old, natural (never cycled, no TRT, no HGH).
I would appreciate any wisdom that you are willing to share.