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If done properly, no. It is true that using testosterone alone may reduce sperm count by shutting the HPTA system down. Adding human chorionic gonadotropin hCG to your TRT regimen will preserve your fertility and keep your sperm count up. Hair loss is more genetic than anything else.
If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, you will likely lose your hair whether or not you are on TRT. However, while on TRT, there are ways to avoid hair loss, or at least slow it down if you are genetically predisposed.
Hair loss is associated with high DHT levels. DHT is a cousin to testosterone, quite similar in chemical structure and holds the same androgen powers. While DHT is great for libido, it however contributes to hair loss at high serum levels.
When applying testosterone gels to your skin, testosterone may get converted to DHT via skin cell receptors. Too much of this conversion may lead to high DHT levels, which may not be what you want if you are predisposed to hair loss. A simple way around this is to not use gels, but rather, injections or other means to deliver testosterone.
This way you get around the receptors that convert testosterone into DHT by delivering testosterone directly into the bloodstream.
And you get to keep your hair. Keep in mind that almost every doctor specializes in a very narrow medical topic, or on a very specific organ of the body.
Over many years in such specialization in a specific subject, their knowledge of other body parts and functions deteriorate over time, while new medical studies are always coming out refuting previously held medical beliefs. Specialization aside, there is not much financial interest in the medical community or in pharmaceutical companies to fix hormonal problems in patients.
Against this backdrop, take me, suffering from erectile dysfunction and low energy levels within a crumbling marriage. The education and knowledge I built up over those soul-wrenching years is certainly worth at least four to five years of medical school specializing in only one topic: Low Testosterone in Men.
I totally hear you on this one. See all those herbal supplements with weird names in health store aisles?
These are often made of the SAME stuff that pharmaceutical drugs are made of! Except those supplements you pop like candy are unregulated and not quality controlled. You need to get tested for low testosterone. Make sure you get a copy of all your test results. Pay attention to the median, or 50th percentile in your age range.
You may have an elevated risk of heart disease or prostate cancer with testosterone levels below the 50th percentile. Personally, I would not want to be living out the rest of my life as a subth percentile man, and neither should you! There are many different schools of thought on that question. For general well being, increased energy levels, a healthy sex drive, and higher quality of life, I personally aim for the th percentiles.
Some men want to push towards , or over the 95th percentile, while others do well at around the 75th percentile. Due to heart disease and prostate cancer risks associated with low testosterone, maintaining testosterone levels below the 50th percentile is like playing Russian Roulette on your long-term health. Iam 22 and have very low testostrone getting bad symptoms is trt good for me at this age sir please help? Hi Harry, you are 22 years old, right? That seems to be too young for TRT.
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Posted on July 18, 3 Comments. What if I want kids? Will I lose fertility on TRT? Does TRT cause hair loss and make me go bald? I spent five years and thousands of dollars of my own money researching this topic daily. But is TRT not natural? What can I do to raise my testosterone naturally? How do I know if the problems I have are really due to low testosterone? How low is too low?
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