Below is a link to a well written article by Mark Healy (A Men’s Journal contributor). It is a balanced look at testosterone replacement therapy and even offers some interesting theories from field expert Dr. Gregory Bernstein on why Low T seems to be more prevalent than ever. Is your deodorant dropping your testosterone levels? He also comments on how to view Low T treatments.
I think too many people come in to see me thinking that giving them testosterone is going to be the fix for all their problems,” says Bernstein, “and that’s not the case. It needs to be used in the right scenario
Dr. Ronald Swerdloff, one of the authors of guidelines published by The Endocrine Society you can find here, admonishes judicious use of TRT.
There are undoubtedly people who are being treated that don’t meet the best guidelines. But there are many people who do meet the guidelines who aren’t being treated
The causes certainly warrant more study and an decisions on therapy should only be made from an informed position. When deciding if testosterone therapy is right for you, make sure that you weigh all the benefits and risks.