41 lacking Libido, erection strength and sexual endurance....Help
- 10-05-2012, 02:40 PM
- 10-05-2012, 02:42 PM
10-05-2012, 02:51 PM
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.
10-05-2012, 03:04 PM
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.
10-05-2012, 10:29 PM
10-06-2012, 08:53 AM
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.
10-06-2012, 04:44 PM
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.
10-06-2012, 11:04 PM
10-10-2012, 06:44 PM
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.
10-11-2012, 01:19 AM
ask to see your blood work. What he deems normal and what it is normal for you could be two different things.
10-11-2012, 06:36 AM
10-11-2012, 09:25 AM
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.
10-11-2012, 10:24 AM
10-11-2012, 11:40 AM
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
10-11-2012, 12:07 PM
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.
10-11-2012, 12:08 PM
Your iron levels may be a bit low. Look into that.
Free test is on the low side.
Where is the LH and E2?
If the E2 is high the LH will be low big piece of the puzzle right there and prob where your issue might be.
10-11-2012, 12:31 PM
I guess I need to see if I can get my Estrogen Prolactin and dht tested too. Man this is a pain in the ass, why dont the dr's just run all the test the first time.
10-11-2012, 12:44 PM
There would have to be something else wrong for you to "need" 800-900, as odds are good your testosterone level was only that high for a few years between 18-22, if it was ever that high. When you try to treat an issue not caused by one hormone by raising the level of that hormone, sure you may be able to make it go away but at the same time you are then just starting to create new issues over time. "Everyone is different" has nothing to do with what should be a functional range. If it is at all hormone related, its a hormone that you haven't had tested yet as all of those that you have above are in functional range.
And just so as you more get what I mean, lets say your testosterone levels haev been more or less stable around 500 for the past 10 years. But 3-4 years ago, your estrogen started creeping up. A high estrogen level can dampen sex drive (but as I stated above should also then dampen performance). At the same time, raising your total testosterone now could cause the testosterone : estrogen ratio to get back to a point where your libido feels more normal again. But that would be a much higher estrogen level than now, which in and of itself can lead to other problems - more fat retention, i believe an additional trigger for BPH, hairloss, etc. But your testosterone level as it is without knowing what the other hormones are is definitely in functional range. Normall for a 41 year old, the range is reported more like 280-800 btw. It looks like your lab is using a more general "men over 21" range.
10-11-2012, 12:44 PM
10-11-2012, 12:48 PM
10-11-2012, 01:00 PM
10-11-2012, 01:06 PM
10-11-2012, 01:18 PM
Don't fantasize about a cure. get the tests done, see where you are. Then when there is really enough data to point to likely causes, look for treating those whichever they are. Everything has mechanism available to treat it, its just finding out the realistic causes that counts.
I still think it is more likely to not be fixed without looking at the mental aspect, because as I've said I can't recall ever hearing of someone with hormonal caused lack of libido but no performance issues. Far more normal with hormonal related is that the libido is normal and the performance is poor. Maybe not true ED, but unable to stay erect long enough to orgasm, unable to get fully hard, etc.
10-11-2012, 03:47 PM
10-11-2012, 03:53 PM
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