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Testosterone Replacement Therapy & Getting To 1,000 ng/dl

Dennis Ong

None of us are Superman… or at least most of us, that is. The majority of the male population will at some point and time in their lives have to deal with low testosterone; it’s just a fact of nature. Every year from the age of 35 and on, testosterone levels decrease and there are a number of signs that will give you an indication of where it’s at.

One of the first ones, believe it or not, is waking up after a full night’s sleep without an erection. While that may seem somewhat silly to some, just think back to your teenage years and how you had to keep your parents or siblings from noticing that you were ‘pitching a tent.’ Now think when the last time that occurred, albeit if it is with your spouse, children or even alone.

You may also feel less energetic, notice a loss of strength and a lower libido. All of these are signals that you should see your doctor and ask him or her to run a testosterone level on your blood. If the results show that you are less than 300 ng/dl, then you are a candidate for Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

No, it’s not illegal and your insurance most likely covers it, as well.

Because testosterone has been demonized by the media with bodybuilders and athletes using (and abusing) it, the average layman may feel that it is something detrimental. On the contrary, ignoring low testosterone can be a much worse scenario than treating it.

You may run into a doctor that will get you just over the low end of the target scale (300 ng/dl) and say you’re good now. Sorry, doc. No offense, but would that same physician be satisfied if your blood pressure was just under or at the mark considered high? Of course not. So do not settle for that when it comes to TRT, either.

What you are looking for is that 1,000 mark and just because you reached it doesn’t mean that you should immediately stop there. Perhaps lessening the frequency of your injections (usually 200 ml per week of testosterone cypionate) would be a better option. You do not want to ‘crash’ after getting your levels to optimal.

Do not be afraid to bring this up to your doctor and ask questions about it. And don’t settle for less.

Source: HT Medical website 

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