You are correct, cholesterol is the raw ingredient for many hormone production.
Thanks! Could it be possible that my high Cholesterol is not being converted into testosterone? But Other things in this list? I hope the Urologist will be able to figure this one out.
Well, if you have time, find the book good calories bad calories by gary taubes
and read it. Saturated fat in and of itself, and even high cholesterol levels in and of themselves do not show increased mortality rates in the absence of high triglyceride levels. We're still all suffering under the disastrous non-science that created the american heart association diet and we're paying the consequences.
Heart health wise you'd be 10x better off never eating a carb from any grain and only from whole fruits and root vegetables, and having 40% of your calories from fat.
Very cool I will have to check that out. I tend to stay away from (bad)carbs I guess, for the most part I eat veggies and for bread I eat Ezekiel bread. I do like sweet potatos and some wheat pasta at times. I do have an apple a day for fruit. I'm trying to get cut so maybe I need to rework my diet at times.
Not only is that book outstanding, but also his ,"Why we get fat" and Dr. Eades "Protein Power"
Those three books changed my life. I lost 55lbs of fat with dietary changes from their tips.
[log] eat clen, tren hard
yeah, coupling a bit of taubes dietary with intermittent fasting makes for enjoyable easy maintenance, fat loss, or lean gains just by little shifts. And its good eating the whole time.
Just an update, I saw the Urologist today, he said my free test was in normal range. I didn't see the numbers yet they will be mailed to me I hope. He want's me to get an ultra sound done to check blood flow down there. He also gave me some viagra to try... Not sure how that will help with my libido. I see him again Nov 14th for a follow up. So round and round we go and still no answers. I guess I should demand full test on all of my hormones etc... I have held off on the sups for now but I'm tired of waiting. I want to see if they help but I will hold off some more.
ask to see your blood work. What he deems normal and what it is normal for you could be two different things.
Wait till you see the results and find out what he tested. Try the viagra. Then go from there. Stress + lack of sleep are the 2 biggest causes of libido drop / sexual dysfunction in men.
Range - 26-388
I'm low here
I look normal here
Look normal here
I'm low here
Range 46.0 - 224.0
I'm low here too
I'm low here
Sex Hormone Bind Glob
Range 3.6 - 5.1
In my opinion I'm on the very low side of a lot of these ranges and that doesn't sit well with me. Of course the DR's will say you look normal yada yada but I know I don't feel normal. Maybe I need to be at the higher end of some of these ranges to feel right??
I feel like it's when the DR will tell you you're obese because your BMI is high. When in reality you have a 6 pack and 18 inch arms... JOKE
but those aren't low. The range is the NORMAL range. 481 for total testosterone is totally fine and there is no way that is a cause for ED. There are pro athletes with that for a testosterone level. Without seeing estrogen, prolactin and maybe dht, i'd say that horomones don't appear to have anything to do with your issues.