The Truth behind Testosterone Therapy

 

Testosterone Therapy and Cardiovascular Risk

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Testosterone Therapy, the FDA, and CVD Risk Controversies

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Testosterone therapy poses risks, studies find

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Low T Health Risks of Testosterone Therapy Mayo Clinic

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Testosterone: Myths & Facts

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Exploring the facts about testosterone replacement therapies

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Testosterone Therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio

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The reality, however, is far different. For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice. While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues, primarily sexual disorders, it most assuredly is not a wonder drug, and it is not recommended for most women. If you believe everything you read, supplementing with this hormone can improve your sex life, give you more energy, clear up your skin and help you run a four-minute mile. The reality, however, is far different.

For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice. While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues. Here, we’ve gathered the science behind the profound benefits of testosterone therapy. Erections, libido, and sexual satisfaction A set of trials called the Testosterone Trials proved that testosterone therapy improves erections, as well as libido and overall sexual satisfaction. The reality, however, is far different.

For example, testosterone therapy could cause acne, facial hair and a deeper voice. While there is evidence that testosterone therapy can help some women with certain health-related issues, primarily sexual disorders, it most assuredly is not a wonder drug, and it is not recommended for most women. This is taken twice a day, transporting the hormone to your bloodstream by absorption. Most doctors are hesitant to recommend this because of the risk it may pose to the liver.

Those who have undergone testosterone replacement therapy have reportedly felt several changes in their body within 4–6. Can testosterone replacement therapy make me feel more energetic? If you have an abnormally low T, boosting your testosterone levels with TRT can help bring your energy levels back to normal. Testosterone therapy can help reverse the effects of hypogonadism, but it’s unclear whether testosterone therapy would benefit older men who are otherwise healthy.

Although some men believe they feel younger and more vigorous if they take testosterone medications, there’s little evidence to support the use of. Estrogen therapy increases sex hormone binding globulin and, like aging men, this reduces the amount of free, active testosterone in the body. Testosterone Therapy Currently, testosterone therapy is approved primarily for the treatment of delayed male puberty, low production of testosterone (whether. Testosterone replacement therapy is the primary method of boosting low-level testosterone to date.

Studies have shown significant evidence of Testosterone replacement therapy controlling excessive weight in men. How Optimal Health Can Help. At Optimal Health, we are passionate about making men.

“Muscles are extremely responsive to testosterone—one of the most reliable things we see [when someone starts testosterone replacement therapy] is an increase in muscle mass,” says Dr. Morgentaler.

List of related literature:

Testosterone replacement therapy is discussed in detail elsewhere (see Chapter 137).

“Endocrinology E-Book: Adult and Pediatric” by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
from Endocrinology E-Book: Adult and Pediatric
by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved testosterone replacement therapy, using products such as the one Rick Duggan promotes, for patients like Nick Mancini, whose pituitary gland no longer can signal his testes to produce the hormone, or for men with inherited conditions like an extra X chromosome.

“How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman
from How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman
HMH Books, 2008

Testosterone replacement therapy is discussed in detail elsewhere (see Chapter 138).

“Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book” by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
from Endocrinology: Adult and Pediatric E-Book
by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

For brevity sake, we will not discuss in detail the benefits of T therapy in men with TD since this topic is comprehensively covered by Dr. F. Saad’s chapter in this book, entitled “Testosterone Therapy and Glucose Homeostasis in Men with Testosterone Deficiency (Hypogonadism).”

“Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Metabolic Homeostasis, Diabetes and Obesity” by Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
from Sex and Gender Factors Affecting Metabolic Homeostasis, Diabetes and Obesity
by Franck Mauvais-Jarvis
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Men with gonadotropin deficiency receive sex steroid replacement therapy with androgens (testosterone) by IM injections or transdermal testosterone patches: a.

“Clinical Companion for Medical-Surgical Nursing E-Book: Patient-Centered Collaborative Care” by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, Chris Winkelman
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by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman, Chris Winkelman
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Testosterone Delivery Systems The main goal of androgen replacement therapy is to maintain physiological levels of serum testosterone and also its metabolites, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol.

“Principles of Regenerative Medicine” by Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, Robert Nerem, James A. Thomson
from Principles of Regenerative Medicine
by Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2011

In the event that a male has prostate cancer, hormone therapy is used to decrease the level of androgens, in particular testosterone.

“The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine” by Waguih William IsHak
from The Textbook of Clinical Sexual Medicine
by Waguih William IsHak
Springer International Publishing, 2017

Men with normal testosterone levels will not benefit from hormone replacement, and they are still subject to potentially serious side effects from the therapy.

“The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health” by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
from The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men’s Health
by Harvey Bruce Simon, Harvard Medical School
Free Press, 2002

The therapy reduces the production of the male hormone testosterone, which is needed for prostate cancer cells to grow.

“Diseases and Disorders” by Marshall Cavendish Corporation
from Diseases and Disorders
by Marshall Cavendish Corporation
Marshall Cavendish, 2007

The goal of the testosterone therapy is to reach serum testosterone concentrations in the range expected for cisgender men and to induce male secondary sex characteristics, including increased body and facial hair, deeper voice, increased muscle mass, and cessation of menses (see Table 21.6).

“Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book” by Shlomo Melmed, Ronald Koenig, Clifford Rosen, Richard Auchus, Allison Goldfine
from Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book
by Shlomo Melmed, Ronald Koenig, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

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  • I’m from the United kingdom and we have the forms of trt as what you have in the United States but I’m having to use the topical gel first before I use the injectable jabs in 6 months time cos a lot of men who go straight for the jabs b4 the gels run a high risk of getting blood clots to the legs or a stroke to the brain

  • I’m 39 and had a t level of 490. All the side effect of low t I was having. I’m on trt for almost a month now and I feel 21 again. It’s amazing and I wasn’t as low as most people are

  • Well  hear my story. yes had low testosterone I was in my late 60’s when doctors said needed shots.   In 2018 I started walking 1.5 mile loop more for circulation and heart health. In 2019 I pushed up too 3 miles a day tuff at first but got used to it.I found out my sex drive went very high and  always hot and high sex drive. Was beating off late at night and slept like a log after sexual release. Just needed those terrific orgasms I used to get. Some ED sat in and not much help I do get but not like when I was young lad and went off with a crazyz blast off. I wish I could get those crazy boners like when I was teenager. So intense part of life and those tingles were super hot when I was newbie to jacking off Throbbed so hard and felt so good. Had my fun with pals in life. Enjoyed my friends and those super hot times. I do think my exercise is increasing my testosterone level. My doc said to old for testing testosterone levels. Some guys may be low but I would bet most would respond to just plan old getting off their duff and moving more.  I don’t like to be couch potato. I got heavy working behind in a desk work is not active enough. Lots of guys do it for a living. Then testosterone levels drop off because they just don’t circulate that blood and they get unbalanced and that is just the way mother nature works. Find out and the more success you have  then send them for workouts plain and simple but not  in your best interest if you want high numbers of visits. My weight is holding about 160 and I try to eat smart, low fat, low carbo’s and low sugar foods.

  • This doctor says studies were done with either patches or placebos. The testosterone patch is nearly worthless. Injections are more effective. Why didnt they do the study with injections?

  • Been on TRT for 2 years. Best decision I ever made. My total T level was llow-normal on two blood draws… but was feeling the common symptoms…..now I am in the high normal range (700-900). My energy level has drastically changed for the better. It also has helped me recover better from exercise. I am so happy with it and it is worth every penny (I pay out of pocket). But please understand…TRT is not some magic pill…its a lifestyle. A lifestyle that consists of cleaner eating, cardio, strength training combined with doctor monitored TRT. It will change your life for the better….definitely not some placebo effect for me.

  • The radio airwaves in my town are flooded with ads from TRT clinics all saying the same thing: If you are a man over 35, your testosterone is not what it should be, blah blah blah. So I thought, let’s see what the truth is because everyone knows you can’t believe ad spots on the radio. So comforting to hear the Mayo Clinic pushing “pills” to solve the problems in our lives. I am sure big pharma loves it too. Think I gonna go long whatever company is making this stuff.

  • 99% of men do have low T.
    Boston U did a study starting in 1987 which ran to 2007.
    They broke the study down into age groups. All age groups showed a 16 to 20 % drop in testosterone. This means that a 35 year old in 1897 had 18% more testosterone than a 35 year old in 2007.
    The testing labs keep lowering the normal range so we are not seeing a true indicator of the falling level.
    If you are 35 to 45 today, you have approximately 40% less testosterone than your grandfather had at your age. This is serious.

  • Got my T tested, total T was 231 which is slightly under bottom limit, only age 34 and been having classic libido issues. Only thing scaring me is (potentially permanent) infertility and gynocomastia… Amazing that almost no one in the comments even mentions these awful side effects.

  • When I was 24 blood work showed I had testosterone level of 241 ng/dl. Only found out after to going to a wellness doctor. Primary doctor said all my symptoms was in my head and offered to put me on the little blue pill. This was when my levels were at 361. Told me it was within range. And I went a year thinking it was just me. Got to the point where it was unbareable. After receiving trt for the last few years it has completely changed my life!

  • I’m 33 almost 34. Don’t know why. Guess just dealt with a bad deck of cards in life but after a bunch of blood work and tests doctor told me I must go on trt as I have early onset hypogonadism. Needless to say today is 12 weeks on and results are great. Energy and quality of sleep has been better. Strength and libido are through the roof. Also men if you’re feeling really depressed as I had no reason to be check your levels because as a man in his early 30s this is not normal. I feel like I’m 16 years old all over again energy wise but cognitive function has been escalating. My high blood pressure has stabilized and I’ve lost many pounds of fat off and it’s only been 12 weeks on trt. For my case I received testosterone c, hcg, and an estrogen blocker arimidex. Testosterone and estrogen blocker are taken 1x a week and hcg 2x a week. Please do yourself a favor and get checked out by your dr. I never thought it would happen to me and here I am saying go please and get your life back.

  • I’m one of these men who got a testosterone decline after having had testicular cancer twice so I’m on trt to keep it nicely balanced and boosted

  • I think I have low T my whole life just never knew to get tested, which probably aided in me getting bigger. Every symptom of low T I experienced and just thought that’s how I am. Finally got tested at 34 and I’m at 102ng. Now that I am a bigger guy Dr. thinks I have low T because I am a bigger guy. WTF man i wondered came first.

  • This guy is representing big pharma since testosterone can’t be patented and there are many generic names out there. Pharma knows that few will actually opt to exercise more. So low info ppl will go for the blue pills.

  • At age 42 my testosterone was at 1250. I worked out 4/5 days a week, my sleep schedule was bad due to work, and I had been on keto for about 3 months. Idk what my free T levels were at that time though.

  • This doctor is an ignorant fool. Read the article I link here: “Testosterone therapy was associated with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events and death”. Here’s the article with tens of study references: https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/insight/why-the-evidence-for-testosterone-therapy-adds-up/20202972.article?firstPass=false

  • You can pretty much put money on but this is all Bs for the simple fact that it’s on CBS This Morning. Here’s the thing men would not have to be on testosterone therapy if they would just stop being pansies, you can read whatever you want to read into this but it’s plain and simple men today my generation which is a Generation X is what they called us the testosterone levels in men and my generation are way lower than what they were in our fathers generation cuz it wasn’t so much b***** somebody’s feelings gets hurt all we have to hear about it then they tell you all these damn diets and everything here’s the thing eat meat bang as many women as you possibly can have a lot of sex that’s how you fix testosterone lift weights smoke a cigar do what men were put on this Earth to do I’m sick of this testosterone therapy b*****

  • Poor suckers stuck just above the bottom of the range lol. This is about as accurate/fair as using BMI for a life insurance physical.

  • TRT saved my life. 35 years old with thyroid issues and a Testosterone level of 195. 24 hours after I took my first shot my brain fog disappeared and I could start thinking clearly again. After a year one therapy I lost 65 lbs and I have my energy back and a second chance at life. The reason im telling my story is because all the doctors wanted to do for 2 years was to put me on ANTIDEPRESSANTS and I REFUSED. TRT SOLVED ALL MY PROBLEMS and ive never been happier. finding the ROOT CAUSE was my goal and I found it.

  • If you are on trt or balls will shut down for good. Trt is a descion for life. Go there if you want to be hooked to a needle the rest of your life ��

  • LOL, SMH…another political pander in yet another gender focused area. The “expert’s” indifference when referring to the benefits and/or the necessity of male TRT is laughable. Its ok for women to take it, but not really for men. Mayo clinic should switch to spreading mayonnaise instead of spreading this type of medical advice.

  • The growth of the prostate is pseudoscience. It doesn’t matter the amount of testosterone you have that’s why even old men with low t have prostate problems

  • Your revolution is over. Condolences. The bums lost. My advice is to do what your parents did; get a job, sir. The bums will always lose. Do you hear me?

  • 5:32 What��!? If you take more testo than your normal level there’s no added benefit? So all the guys who gained 10lbs of muscle in 3 months: It was just in your head LOL ��

  • I just asked my doctor to check my T levels and found out it’s 124 and I’m only 32 T_T but I noticed everything the guy in this video mentioned, shaving less, losing body hair, less libido, everything. Now I’m not sure if I even want to try testosterone replacement therapies because of the horror stories. Does anyone have any experience raising their T levels through traditional diet, exercise, and non-traditional herbs/supplements?

  • I’ve been on T. R. T. for three years and feel great! I’m 61 years old and I have the vigor of a healthy 30 year old. My 35 year old girlfriend just loves my high drive in the bedroom and my muscle mass has me almost in the freak zone!

  • I was tested and was told that my T level was that of an 80 year old man, when I was in my 40’s, I went on T injections and was working out every day, was feeling great, my appetite came back, my energy came back, then I had two strokes and spend the following 2 years not knowing if I would make it through the night. I am still suffering the effects of the stroke damage and spend most of my days in bed, I am well over 8 years into the damages from the strokes caused from the T injections. BE CAREFUL, it’s not worth it

  • just got my labs backtotal Test. was 74 n/d. Im 45 yr. old and I have a heavy beard so…. but I do have super low nrg and no motivation, so im calling trt clinic Now! got to go

  • Imagine finding this out when you’re 27. I was tested at 169 Ng/dcl at my lowest. I felt like death every single day. This combined with HCG has helped me feel much better.

  • I’ve been on psychiatric drugs for over ten years. I had my levels tested and they were well below the low range (average). I’m only 33 too. It’s changed my life also. I have my energy back. I’m not always lethargic and tired. My mood has improved. All around happiness. If you’re watched carefully and it helps you feel better that’s what is important.

  • As far back as I can remember the biggest risk has been described as a greater risk of prostrate cancer. This had been argued by doctors that if you have or have history of prostate cancer or other cancers that TRT will increase the aggressiveness of ones cancer. But further research and discussion regarding cancer is that many if not most men in their late 40’s to mid to late 50’s have minuscule “pre-cancerous” cells grouping into tiny clumps that take 15-30 years to grow large enough to be seen or detected through bloodwork. So that with 65+ aged men it’s almost predictable that if you test and look for them you will find tiny tumors. Most men have prostrate tumors that they can get away with doing nothing about because they are likely to die of some other cause in their 80 or 90s.
    However T Therapy even with non body building protocols, will absolutely accelerate this growth as much as 200-400%. That means that the chances of a diagnosis of cancer by age 65-70 is 2 to 4 times higher.
    The other issue is that natural production of T will go down to almost nothing so that if you try to quit your libido will be gone for a very long time and may never fully recover depending on age. A huge dependency trap is created. T therapy is a very lucrative industry. Docs can be very low key but effective salesmen. Keep these things in mind when you go for a consultation and testing.

  • I’m 19 the urologist said I’m fine I’m thinking about doing suicide what vitamin is safe that will help with my blow flow and sperm count please help

  • To much emphasis on the sexual side of things. For me this is more about feeling mentally well and feeling better In general. Better body composition, more muscle, increased energy and more drive. Too many people think testosterone is just about sexual things.

  • https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/opinion/insight/why-the-evidence-for-testosterone-therapy-adds-up/20202972.article?firstPass=false

  • 4:00 damn doctors. Many are too damn arrogant. This is going to sound radical because you all have been living in the matrix for too long without using your brain.

    Doctor should analyze, diagnose, and RECOMMEND. ultimately your treatment should be YOUR DECISION.
    Now, who is gonna be the 1st idiot who responds with “well, if u do that then some people may abuse a drug.” And that is certainly possible. That is the 5th grade level response. Congratulations. Now put on your thinking caps and continue down that path just a little bit further.

  • Testosterone level at basically 0. When receiving treatment it shot my PSA levels up but with no signs of cancer. Due to PSA doctor and I chose to quit therapy even though it was working well to stop all neg symptoms and restoring pos normal health. Now back to 0 testosterone. Does anyone know what to do. My physician holds out no help due to PSA level.

  • I feel tired and run down all the time. I am 55, suffer from poor sleep, poor energy, head pressure and dizziness. I have trained all my life. My diet has not altered and my training has not changed in years. Yet I have lost muscle while putting on a lot of fat. And endocrinologist looked at my labs and said I was “low normal” and would not Rx me. Normal does not mean “optimal”. And he never looked at estrogen levels to see where they are.

    I’m not some old time bodybuilder looking to compete in any competition. I just want to feel good.

  • I was just prescribed by my doctor. Been, tired, depressed, etc for a while now. Just started Monday. Looking forward to feeling better

  • That’s crap if your levels are normal it won’t be a benefit. So body builders don’t benefit from it? I’m on a low dose and it’s helped me.

  • While I agree to an extent, there is no “true” range to calculate at what number a man should be at and at what age. We have a very rough idea, but the ranges between the rough idea vary greatly, and every doctor who has an opinion about this all of them think they are the ones who are right. My test. for example is only at 49ng/dl which is very low. The free T as well is low at.32 ng/dl and I’m only 40 yrs old. I just started TRT 2 weeks ago and already notice some changes in some areas. However, when I mention this to another doctor, he said “oh, 49 isn’t that low, many people function perfectly normal on that. plus, there could be dozens of different things that would give you all those same symptoms you’re describing”. While he is right, there may be other things that contribute to those same symptoms, that doesn’t negate the fact that my T is super low regardless and needs to be addressed! I’m also thinking, everywhere I check and read up on, states that at my age I should be somewhere around 300-900 ng/dl, not 49! 49 is like a 90 yr old or something like that, although again, it varies for each person. Some do great at just 200 while others feel the effects of low T at 200 and function better at 600. I think you should definitely get checked for everything you can via blood work, urine test, x-rays etc, but the TRT treatment just may be exactly what you need while addressing any of your other issues accordingly. TRT is not the devil a lot of these doctors make it out to be, that is if it’s being used properly and monitored by a licensed physician who practices in that area of expertise. It’s the plp who just want it for whatever reason and abuse it that gives it and any other drug a bad rap, like any other drug out there.

  • Sorry Doc, when you say that there is no benefit from testosterone injections for males in the normal range, you are 100% incorrect and you should cease with spreading false information. I’m 60 have always been very active and had levels of 380. Been doing injections for a year now and it has changed my life for the better in so many ways (muscle mass, stamina, sex drive, mental clarity and more). I now feel better than when I was 35. It has changed my life dramatically for the better.

  • MEN TESTED WERE 65+. You expected men 65 or older to somehow not develope medical issues? This Dr is a sham, wait-gain doesn’t drop a 30yr’s Test levels from 350 700 into 150. There is mo diet nor workout that will add 300+ test levels.

  • No mention of using hcg? Doc, you’re fired. There’s literally ZERO reason not to use it for guys on trt. It acts as LH so your balls don’t permanently shut off. By using Hcg you can treat the younger population much more effectively.

    What do you tell a 20 year old with primary hypogonadism who wants to treat it, but still have kids in the future? You give them HCG because it acts as leutenizing hormone and keeps their boys pumping a bit. That way, if they need to come off, or want kids. You can just up the dosage on the hcg, and boom, she’s preggo.

    Seriously guys, if your doc tries to put you on trt without hcg. Find a new doctor!!!

  • I’m an ectomorph and I struggle to put on size and weight, but I I don’t have any other symptoms of low testosterone, I have a very high sex drive. Is it possible that my testosterone levels are low? Or is it just a body type thing you know having long lanky skinny bones

  • Testosterone (worldwide) has halved in the last century… diet, plastics, toxins, & phytoestrogens in personal care products have literally created multiple generations of increasingly weaker, lethargic & depressed men at younger and younger ages. Almost every man should begin some form of TRT after the age of 40.

  • the lack of longterm studies for bad side effects, physical and cognitive/behavioral, alongside a rocketing profit potential should be a huge caution signal for this therapy. but it isn’t! we don’t need to look back very far to see the tragic consequences of pharmaceutical firms & FDA approvals…. Dalkon Shield, Thalidomide, etc…. How many men would be much better of with nutritional and exercise therapy? Of course that approach assumes some self discipline, knowledge and effort.

  • I think this video helped me to make up my mind, loose weight get into shape, eat better and get this idea of trt out of my head. I tried it for 4 weeks and my blood pressure is up and im retaining water weight. Now I hear every 1/4 of the year you have to donate blood which gets dumped because all of the extra red blood cells can cause heart problems strokes etc? No thanks I’ll just have to eat better and work harder. Also a needle every week is just too much with all of life’s other responsibilities.

  • I am 30, checked my T level 3 months ago and it is 330 ng/dLalthough in the reference range but in lower base line. I have been experiencing poor sex drive and ED. So I started taking Testosterone Undecanoate. Is it safe for me to use?

  • Don’t go to this Dr. He advices to exercise to help bring back or stop your Teststerone from dropping! I excercise 5-6 days a week balls to the wall. Can he explain why my Test levels keeped dropping after the age of 43. My Dr said I can do TRT but I put it off. When I turn 49 I gave it a shot started doing TRT treatments it was the best decision I ever made. I feel great sex drive is through the roof. Workouts are through the roof. TRT is great as long you have your blood work checked every 6 weeks.

  • This study has been clearly debunked, and proven that even the numbers they used were heavily skewed. Cmon CBS, follow up completely before you report something like this. You can do better with about 5 minutes of google searches.

  • I’ve actually been on Clomid for about 7 years to improve my T level and it has been a life-saver! One piece of advice my Urologist put me on Clomid as opposed to a straight on TRT because Clomid basically tells your body to keep making Testosterone naturally and thereby you remain fertile. One of the significant side-effects of TRT (maybe not all?) are that they bottom-out your sperm count so if you’re planning on having kids ask your Dr. about Clomid as opposed to TRT to help with your levels!

  • people waking up to the reality that food is change who we are and how we live. I am 45 and i always tell my son about this problem. my believe is that 99% of man over 20 are already affected by this condition. Just like diabetes, and high blood pressure. low T is a problem and everybody is open to accepted now but what cause low T is what i want to know. I won’t settle for a treatment i want a cure. wake up guys.

  • I hope I reach at least one guy! Ignore these people! Keep researching. They have no proof of their claim that Test does not help a ‘normal’ guy. They should take down this video!

  • Interesting! I never thought about how often I have to shave. I could shave twice a day, so my T-levels should be alright? Couldn’t be that simple?

  • Maybe because testosterone hasn’t been recalculated since the 70s so the doctors are going off some seriously old facts, unless maybe you go to trt specialist.

  • Any correlation between testosterone and heart problems? one point of concern is that Test will thicken the blood thats why they recommend you to donate blood every 6 months. But i was wondering any new studies done on this correlation?

  • Testosterone replacement therapy can change your life like you never imagined. If you suspect you have low testosterone, get tested and get treated if necessary. It will be one of the best moves you can make in your life.

  • at 5:31 you stated supplementing testosterone in men who are at or near normal limit provides no added value and just costs you expensive urine” ” or compared to placebo effect
    you were good until here… this is simply not the case, without getting into the endocrinology and side effects related to “time on” and that proven fact that “anabolism is directly associated with dosage” as are side effects increase with dosage, and diet effects the result of the overall hormone response.
    simply put your statement is inaccurate and I challenge you to retract your comment respectively.
    men who use testosterone already know increase your dosage increase the effect…. stop saying this isn’t true, everything else was to point.

  • Thanks for the Video! Sorry for chiming in, I would love your thoughts. Have you thought about Mackorny Sexual Booster Blueprint (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is an awesome one off guide for Increasing your Libido minus the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my m8 at last got amazing success with it.

  • TRT has changed my life, i’m 46 and my T level was 100 points lower than a 95+ year old man. It got rid of ALL my depression, the muscle wasting I had is being reversed and I was misdiagnosed as bipolar for 7 years on TRT ALL my symptoms went away and i’m no longer on ANYTHING for mental illness.

  • I was very surprised any effort was put into men’s health by the medical community until they said “funded by industry” then it made sense. Make no mistake… if this was a female issue it would have been researched to death and resolved decades ago. This panel is full of half truths… MOST men can benefit from TRT. Dont listen to these people.

  • Stallone has been juicing longer than I’ve been alive and is healthier than most men in they’re 40’s but TRT is only mildly affective for some men? Yeah ��

  • I’m 40 doctor script me a shot every other day for a month. I feel like I’m a teen I’m not hungry I’m horny. And the topper which I don’t like I’m mad dogging punks on the streets. My mussels love it to.

  • Im 37 and have literally every symptom of low t… Ive been on methadone for a long time and I know that kills it too. Im about to start down this road as the depression, skinnyness, and lack of drive is killing my life away. My question is, what is the biggest drawback? For a first timer getting into it, what is the REAL cost on you? Everything has a price… Is it that my body will produce even less when I stop? Do I just use a small amount forever? If so I guess I will cause Im so tired of living like this…. I used to do jiu jitsu and snowboard 30 times a season… I havent done either in 4 years now…. ��

  • A recent study in 2019 has proved TRT for people who need it are much better off taking testosterone. Low testosterone has been proven to cause heart trouble prostate issues and many other health problems.

  • Ive been on TRT for over 5 years now.
    Its cured my e.d. depression and anxiety.
    Recently i went in for a physical and my primary doesnt like the whole idea of trt and thinks i should come off after 5 years depression free and that for my past depression mental health can get me on prozac or other psyc meds.

  • Did he just say that extra test wont do anything for you if you started with normal levels? Then why is doping with test illegal in every sport???????

  • Its graphed where all diseases start at 30 yrs old when test starts going down. This whole video is anti testosterone and everything he said is incorrect based on latest peer reviewed findings. Labcorp keeps lowering total test ranges again and again based off a unhealthy population. 40% of men in the U.S. are obese which significantly lowers testosterone. These numbers get manipulated so insurance companies don’t to have to pay for TRT and a lot of doctors give testosterone a negative stigma. Testosterone is a miracle molecule for men.

  • What’s the max dose that a doctor will write? 500 mg a week 750 mg a week 1000 mg a week???
    And if your testosterone is 230 how many milligrams does it take to get your natural testosterone back up to 900 where it should be??

  • Why in the world would he say that a standard dose off 200 iu with 50 iu hcg would be no better than a placebo pill, if someone’s T is in “normal” range? If that were the case, why would I go from 380ish to 1,000/1,200 from 200iu-T once weekly/(50iu-hcg,twice weekly)?

  • @Gary Simone He means that some men with normal testosterone levels when injected with testosteone develop 1. more energy 2. a stronger sex drive which helps their marriage. 3 Increased muscle mass which both prevents musculoskeletal injuries and helps old injuries heal (testosterone increases muscle repair and bone repair). 4 Clearer thinking. At very high testostrone levels some problems such as thick blood (polythaemia) and cardiac hypertrophy can occur and lead to a (very rarely) stroke so there is an optimal level for everyone. This is a young doctor who has a very superficial knowledge of testosterone. He was not around when all the studies in the 1960’s were being published showing the beneficial effects of testosterone.

  • My levels are 400 no/dL and my grandpa has more stamina when it comes to construction �� and he’s 70 and always happy and a long marriage so yea I’m guessing my grandpa �� has more t than me that’s sad because I’m 20 years old played many sports and till this day “body build “

  • Beta and Omega class males don’t get to dictate what the leaders do. Leading men may not be here forever, but there’s a reason only a few are remembered. Keep your levels high, leaders…..manbagging girly men still need us

  • Risks, you say you monitor PSA. Why is it that you do not discuss the underlying reasons? Prostate cancer? Risks, you did not mentioned anything about testicular atrophy? What about cardiovascular diseases?

  • After you take testosterone a long period you are addicted.I took them a full year with no results.Been quit for year now and feel the same.Use at your own risk!

  • Thank you so much Dr. Larry,,,Great video! God bless you! I wish you good karma to you in the new year. this is the best video on testosterone for man! better to take testosterone than to waist away like vegetable in a old age home!

  • Those conditions such as you stated are due to poor diet. Just eat cleanly and you’ll see huge gains, also workout 3-4 days a week

  • I am 36 years old and I think of marriage next year but I’m afraid to get married because I have no sexual desire for 2 years, can marriage be right for me in this case?
    I think I have 70 years old T…
    trt if I have children?
    I will be glad if you help me.

  • This therapy directly replaces your own body’s need to produce testosterone. It does not compliment it, or ‘top it up’.
    The benefits are amazing but it should be known that your sperm count decreases to a point of becoming sterile, the longer you are on therapy. With that comes testicular atrophy (shrinkage).
    The longer you are on it, the harder it will be to bring back your own ability to produce testosterone, with no guarantee as to what level you could slowly regain.
    This is a decision for life, and experts advise to have children before you decide to begin therapy. Another option is to have your sperm frozen.

  • I dont really understand. I have super low energy. Im depressed. No drive. No ambition. All the mental symptoms. But never a problem with ED. Morning wood every day. Im very strong and quite lean even though i work out little and drink pretty heavily.

    I think its more my brain is tired from the drugs i did. Maybe a serotonin or dopamine deficiency.

  • hi, I’ve been thinking about doing a trt replacement cycle for a long time, I’ve been going to the gym for years, now I’m 47, I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass over time and not just that….. but I live in Italy and it’s very difficult here that a doctor prescribes this also because my text level is normal (but low) I know that in usa it is much more widespread instead, but nobody knows for sure if it hurts in the long term? there are risks of heart attack, tumors or other…

  • Testasterone saves people from depression, fatigue, suicide and more. I started trt after low levels and I am back to normal… relieved. I could not function.. some men have low t at 40 but normal for their age. They can start T but isn’t that big of a treatment vs hypogadism where a 49 year old man has 90 year old levels.

  • It’s amazing I feel great relationship better no anxiety no depression. I had a 293 before trt. Family doc said that’s low average I said I want to have high optimal and had to find a new doc to prescribed

  • They throw testosterone at every woman who wants to transition into becoming a man, which is completely cosmetic reason and not for any drastic health reasons but when an actual man needs it, suddenly the doctor is indifferent. If you’re gonna prescribe it to a woman who wants to transition, which isn’t even a tangible thing genetically, you might as well prescribe to a man whose a bodybuilder or someone who just wants it for the sake of having increased levels, there’s literally no difference.

    They give woman who are transitioning upwards of 1.5g of testosterone, over bodybuilder levels if they were men but actual men struggle to get a prescription, unfucking real.

  • This doctor is a fraud, he stated Viagra is more effective than TRT. Viagra doesn’t fix low testosterone, it is a temporary bandaid solution. They were also using testosterone patches and most men don’t absorb well at all. This is big pharma spewing out garbage research in an attempt to sell more drugs! You can’t ever believe anything the media is reporting, you don’t know who is behind the study or what are the motivations behind it.

  • I suffered most of my youth with low T. I’m guessing it started when I was about 18? In the Army i was always sickly looking and weak. I sought help then, but the doctors in the Army did not seem interested in getting to the bottom of my problem coupled with the fact i did not know what was wrong with me either. Fast forward to 38 years old I was tested for low testosterone and found out the problem. This was in 2005 and I have been on TRT ever since. i feel MUCH better. I can actually work out and gain muscle. I finally feel like a MAN. All those years of thinking I was just dealt the beta man cards and weakness of body and spirit was my destiny.
    Listen up. Step 1 is tell your doctor you want your testosterone tested. You don’t have to ask or beg them…TELL them. You have this right..then go from there.

  • they were 65. im suprised they all didnt get heart disease in a year. Thats proof enough for me that testosterone is the way to go. and injecting it is much better than patches