The best step is proper lab work with an age management specialist.
TRT can help with weight gains, insulin resistance, elevated blood sugar etc.
Most of the changes that you need are things that you will do yourself. Become proactive and do things to maintain your body, because you do not want a life trapped in a unhealthy body.
If you have ED problems then try Cialis 20 mgs. every 72 hrs this helped me with wood and is keeping my BP down.
hey guys...been very busy with work and haven't had time to spend here...
cpeil2....yes my bp has been borderline high but seems to get elevated easier since my trt...not sure if it's related or not
phil....geezzzz i'd be walking around with a woody 24/7 )
jan...my dr never linked the both of them but it's something worth looking into...i'll check it out
cardinal...thanks for the idea's i'm going to look into that stuff
ksman...left you out
i'm very active...i weight train 6 days week and run 3. take 3 caps of fish oil a day, eat alot of fish...probally too much (merc), never any added salt, and very little fried.... mostly chicked, fish...once in a while a steak. very very low carbs. no sugars soda ect
i'm a patient of dr johns trt & hrt.... and am waiting to hear back from him on the bp.
thanks much for your reply
I ended up coming off of TRT because of a BP issue. While on TRT, BP went from a baseline of 110/70 to a high of 160/90, so I came off of it. Within a very short time, it dropped back to a healthier level, but not back to its previous baseline. I cut way back on salt and upped my H2O intake and it then returned to baseline.
sorry to hear about all your high BP. ANyone got anything for extermely low BP and low pulse?
Going to the doctor is a sure way to get my blood pressure to rise.. I suffer from major white coat syndrome...
If you have bluecross blue personal choice tests are covered the hair test is only 80 bucks and was best money i ever spent!!
Ill have to look into these tests. I dont have blue cross, my insurance is decent as best......most tests are being somewhat comped but I need to know what these tests are and whether my doc will be even have any clue what they are looking at.
can you list all the tests (and whether blood urine etc.) I really NEED and what will help get me back on track?
I do have 1 concern, I used last summer a transdermal form of 5-baet (retain) at a high dose....could some of my issues be that that compound is still lingering adn Im having issues with cortisol/cortisone? any way to check that ratio, or any symptoms might point towards that.
and what is the thought on licorice? i have it and have used it off and on but am iffy on its final use. what EXACCTLY does it do?
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Why dont you relax and actually read my posts? Ive been to a CARDIOLOGIST, a number of MD's, DO's, endocrinologists and while the cardiologist is concerned, he's not worried. My blood pressue is LOW not high....
Im getting an ecocardiogram a week from wednesday. im seeing my main doctor a week from monday, but its also helpful to look into WHAT I SHOULD make sure the doc's check.
tests to find imblanaces
1. 24 hour urine hormone test from rhein labs
2. Great smokie labs urine anlayisis will show underlying alterations in amino acids and can show deviations in your liver detoxification undermethylation and copper toxic/zinc deficeincy
3. RBC fatty acid profile from great smokies -
4 Arl hair analysis
5. great smokies Liver detoxifcation panel - shows blockages in liver metabolism
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