Finally i received my results from the lab test and maybe find why is my lack of energy and constantly crash in the gym i assume this is too bad?
cortisol 12.20 ug/dl
testosterone 2.64 ng/ml
estrogen 114 pg/ml
Give Ref ranges.
Cortisol Reference Values
AM 6.72-22.6 ug/dl
PM <10 ug/dl
Test: 12.20 ug/dl
Testosterone Reference Values
Male: 1.72-7.81 ng/ml
Test: 2.64 ng/ml
Estrogen Reference Values
Adult Male: 40-115 pg/ml
what do you think guys?
How old are you? What kind of supplement history do you have if any? Any other medical conditions that might be associated?
I`m 32 years old and 320lbs. and i have sleep amnea
I'm no doctor but i think you just answered your own question there with that last post
Sleep apnea is very likely your issue. CPAP!
So I am going out on a limb here. I'm not trying to be a prick or offend, I just like to see the WHOLE picture. It's too easy to ask 1 question about a product or topic, and the answer could be different if the surrounding facts are different.
Here goes: Maxximal, you are a big dude. You haven't said really how much muscle or fat you have that would indicate you are the size of Coleman in the offseason. BTW, there are some 300+ pounders here that are taking care of their business and getting in shape, which I applaud.
What is your goal as you see it now? You have written some posts asking about test boosting stacks. You posted some pretty in depth info on various stacks for some other posts, which tells me you aren't afraid to learn. It would seem to me based on the info you have given so far that you do workout, you are intelligent enough to do research on various things, and you want to make yourself better. All good things. But it seems like you can't see the forest through the trees. You seem to have a decent basic knowledge of supplements. But I don't think more test boosters and what not are going to fix your problem. There have been studies that link low test levels with increased belly fat. Just by increasing test production with supps still doesn't correct the underlying causes of your low test levels and high estrogen levels.
I haven't ever been 300 so I can't specificaly relate. But I know what it's like to have a library worth of knowledge on nutrition, exercise, etc, yet can't follow through with my own advice or teaching.
I would be willing to bet if you dropped 50-100 pounds, your health would improve. You would feel better, your test levels should bounce back, and the sleep apnea might go away. I don't know much about it, but most everyone I know that has it are obese, so I don't know if it is a direct correlation or not. You are carrying alot of weight, so I bet your energy is down in the gym. It takes more energy for you to do more things than someone lighter, even if they ar out of shape too.
I think you would be better off addressing the main issues head on, instead of trying to correct symptoms that were created by the underlying issues. My high school friend was always 300+. He was planning to get married and gave himself 1.5 years to get in shape for wedding. He worked hard, watched what he ate, and dropped 100+ pounds. And didn't lift weights. No supps, no surgery, just hard work and will. So I know anyone can do it if they want to. You have to decide if you want to or not. And if you don't and like being big, that's ok. You will have more health challenges come up sooner in life than if you were a bit smaller. I just care enough that I hate seeing people try every short cut without really fixing the real problem.
I really hope this doesn't come across the wrong way, because I know what a change you can make if you are willing to work for it.
your testosterone is definitely low, and i would address that. have your LH and FSH tested to see whether your pituitary is working properly. in addition you have very high estrogen levels, which will not only cause problems if you testosterone is normal, but will be even more problamatic if you are low. to follow up on what youngandfree was saying about your weight, he is absolutely correct. fast cells carry the armotese enzyme which converts testosterone to estrogen, so naturally the more body fat you have the higher the conversion rate. i would still address the low T issue with a doctor (find an HRT specialist, worldhealth.net is good) as you may have a disorder, which requires medical intervention, but weight loss should be on the top of your list as well.
Yesterday I go with my endocrinologist and make me do more labs test so in the next week I post the results and BTW
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You lack energy because you have sleep apnea.