The benefits of testosterone optimisation therapy are well documented. However, despite this fact, many men with low testosterone delay TOT.
They dither and procrastinate.
They need to take time out to think about treatment until…never. Round and round in circles they go, never reaching a conclusion.
Here I describe some of the reasons that men hold back from TOT.
Maybe you will recognise yourself in some of these…
#1 You Don’t Want to Admit You Have A Problem
You’ve got the classics symptoms of low testosterone. You’re depressed, you have a low sex drive and you can’t lose belly fat.
You know there’s a problem, but you don’t address it. You don’t want to admit this is happening to you.
Well my friend, I’ve been there and I know how you feel. However, I didn’t want to live life that way.
Burying your head in the sand won’t make it go away. But doing something about it will.
You’ve got low testosterone – now what? Does that make you any less of a man? Not in the slightest.
It’s just another challenge you have to deal with. And when you face this challenge head on you will never look back.
#2 You’re Scared of Losing Your Hair
In my opinion, this is one of the dumbest reasons to not do testosterone replacement therapy. What is it with men and their hair?
However, the real reason why men are afraid of losing their hair is simply down to sex.
Virtually everything we do as men has reproductive aims. From making money to playing sports.
Men couldn’t give two shits what other men think. But they don’t want to lose their hair because they’re afraid of being less attractive to women.
Testosterone itself is not directly responsible for your hair loss anyhow. Because of the increased DHT from TOT you may experience accelerated hair loss if you’re already predisposed to it.
That means if you were going to go bald then testosterone might speed the process up. But you were going to go bald anyway, so who cares?
Let’s get one thing straight:
It’s not attractive to vainly hold on to balding or thinning hair. If you’re going to go bald, then just own it and hit the weights so the focus is your body.
What do you think women find more attractive:
A weak man with low testosterone who tries to preserve what hair he has left?
Or a strong, bald man with optimized hormones who is supremely confident?
#3 You Worry About Prostate Cancer
The studies show there is no concrete link between prostate cancer and testosterone replacement therapy.
Yet the myth persists.
The idea that testosterone causes prostate cancer is based on a 1942 study on one patient. The patient had been castrated and was therefore not producing testosterone. After being given testosterone, he developed prostate cancer.
But remember, correlation does not imply causation.
If optimal testosterone levels were responsible for prostate cancer then we’d have millions of teenagers with this disease. But we don’t.
#4 You Think It’s Too Expensive
Let’s say testosterone replacement therapy costs a few hundred dollars a month. In the grand scheme of things is that really expensive?
Considering most people piss money away on alcohol, restaurants and other bullshit, are you really going to tell me you can’t afford TOT?
Ultimately, it depends where your priorities lie.
If your child was sick and they needed healthcare, you would find a way. But why is optimised testosterone not non-negotiable?
Low testosterone is a living death sentence. If you’re willing to tolerate that over a few hundred dollars a month, then you don’t truly care about your health.
‘But what if I lose my job?’
‘What if the economy crashes?’
<Insert lame excuse here>
But guys still want to worry about the cost…
#5 You’re On It For the Rest of Your Life
Yes, you’ll be on testosterone optimisation therapy for the rest of your life – so what?
If you want to have healthy teeth, you’ll need to brush them for the rest of your life. And if you want a healthy body and a high quality quality of life, you’ll need to inject testosterone for the rest of your life.
That’s the price of admission to the health hall of fame. In life there is always a price to pay. There is not getting around it.
However, the biggest hangup seems to be the testosterone itself.
People are so scared about it being a big bad drug. This is due to decades of media demonisation and brainwashing.
It’s a HORMONE and your body readily accepts it: It’s not the big bad wolf, but powerful pharmaceuticals with horrible side effects are.
In fact, I don’t know of one other thing on the earth that can come close to the healing power of testosterone.
If you just take one thing away from this article, let it be this:
Most of your fears of TOT are due to low testosterone itself.
Low testosterone makes you anxious and afraid.
Afraid of the unknown. Afraid to make choices, even though you know logically they will have a positive effect on your life.
But all you can see are potential roadblocks – whether they exist or not.
As with many things in life, it’s up to you to gather the available information and draw your own conclusion.
If you have testosterone levels of 500 ng/dl (17.3 nmol/L) or less and you have the symptoms of low testosterone, and you don’t do anything to address it, only you know the reason why.
The question is:
Are you going to awaited for the ‘appointed authority’ to give the OK? Or are you going to make up your own mind and do what’s right?