As I mentioned in the first post of this series, low testosterone can lead to depressive symptoms. If the levels are not normalized, you likely will not overcome these symptoms.
You are not doomed forever because you have low testosterone (low-T)! There are so many forms of treatment for low-T. You are not being dishonest nor doing something illegal by low-T. That being said, treatment for low-T should not be willy nilly going into some vitamin store and grabbing something off of the shelf. PLEASE, talk with your med doc. Your doc will likely refer you to another medical professional who specializes in low-T. ASK QUESTIONS!!! Learn about alternatives. If you and the professional feel injections is your best option then go with what you two decide… but push the issue to discuss all possible options.
Some research does state that Low-T can be increased by effective psychotherapy. Frankly, I believe you should get your testosterone checked and monitored by your med doc while engaging in therapy. That would be best case scenario.
Losing weight (if you have weight to lose) can be helpful with increasing low-T. Belly fat uses more testosterone and can lead to lower levels. So, now might be a good time to start looking at how you can drop a few pounds and let that supplement your efforts!
A couple words of caution… talk with the specialty doc about testosterone and fertility. If you are planning to have more children you will want to make sure that is discussed with your med doc. Also, do not ever entertain the idea of exceeding normal levels of testosterone. Low-T treatment is only intended to restore you to normal levels.
Here’s to some good testosterone!!!
Dr. Drew Brazier
*If you, or someone you know, are experiencing a mental health emergency please go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911. These tips are not to be used in times of crisis.