I don’t want to be “that guy” but I haven’t been on here for a few years, only recently within the past month or so but I came down with hypogonadism shortly before I stopped my PE’ing and logging on, Could someone give me at least a gist of what to do for hypogonadism? please? I read the part about melatonin, I know that it helps with HGH but my issue is HCG and overall testosterone levels, my test levels are at around 310-325, my doctor refused to give me anything and now I’m unemployed and have no insurance, and from what I understand is that most insurances in the USA don’t cover such treatments.
A quick rehash of the thread would be nice, and no I am not lazy, I have a lot of PE literature to catch up on! So thanks in advance :)
You can bring this to your doctor: http://www.mens-hormonal-health.com…els-in-men.html
Your total testosterone level is less than the average for a 85 year old male. How old are you?
The rest of that web page is a good reference that you should read and you should also read this thread. Decide on what is more important right now, PE literature or getting well? This is your life we`re talking about and not a quick fix by getting a pill from the doctor that you don`t even know what is doing. TRT is for life and you need to learn at least the bare minimum.
Chances are you should find another doctor, since if he does not want to treat you with your current levels, he probably does not know what he`s doing even if you can convince him that your levels are low sorted by age.
There are basically two types of hypogonadism, primary and secondary. With primary, your testicles are not working properly and as far as I know, injecting exogenous testosterone is the only solution.
With secondary, the problem is elsewhere in your HPT axis, in the hypothalamus or pituitary. For some reason, your testicles are not receiving the necessary signal hormones from your brain that tells them to produce testosterone. With this condition, it is possible to treat it by SERM therapy, which stimulates your pituitary to produce LH. This is different from exogenous testosterone therapy, since it stimulates your body to produce testosterone on it`s own. Another option is HCG therapy, a LH analogue that stimulates your testicles directly. Another option that some people have success with is herbs like Tongkat Ali, Maca, Ginkgo Biloba, D-aspartic acid, etc.
Finally, low testosterone can be a symptom of something else going on, so a thorough diagnosis is very important. It could be hemachromatosis or thyroid issues. Also, if you have a shitty lifestyle with lots of stress, bad foods, no training, little sleep, etc, that alone can explain your low testosterone and the real cure is to get your life together which WILL boost your levels.
I`ll be happy to answer any questions to the best of my knowledge, but you need to learn this for yourself.