1st September 19:58
Amazing How Rebalancing T and E Improved My Health (6 of 8)
In June 1999 at the age of 44, I was diagnosed with hypogonadism (low
testosterone), microhematuria (microscopic blood in the urine), and
prostatitis (frequent urination and an enlarged and painful prostate).
Also, I had 2 positive cytology reports (indicating that I might have
In February 2000, I started HCG shots (a form of TRT that stimulates the
testicles to produce testosterone). I had a kidney IVP to try to find
the source of the microhematuria, but they found nothing.
I also discovered in early 2000 that I had Ulcerative Colitis (UC),
which is an inflammation of the colon. I probably had this for years.
When it flares up (about every month or 2), Cipro works very quickly
(due to its anti-inflammatory properties rather than as an antibiotic, I
suppose) to calm it down.
In May 2001, I started taking DIM which lowered my Estradiol (E2) from
about 70 (<45) to about 40, putting my T and E2 in proper balance for
the first time in years.
In August 2001, I visited my urologist. He told me that the
microhematuria is gone and that my prostate is normal. Also, I've had 4
negative cytology reports in the last year.
And I have hadn't had a flare up of UC in 8 months.
I should also mention that:
(1) I have more energy, particularly in the evenings.
(2) I have much stronger erections. I generally don't use V, but
sometimes I'll take a half of a 25 mg, for a little extra boost.
(3) My workouts are more intense and less strenuous.
(4) My skin color went form pale to dark. It's embarrassing when
people ask me If I've been somewhere warm on vacation lately. I just
say no, rather going into detail about how I rebalanced my hormones.
(5) I sleep better. Shorter duration, but more restful.
(6) I don't get sick as often.
(7) My insulin sensitivity has improved dramatically (I'm T2 diabetic
w/o meds and my HbA1c went from 7.1% to 6.0%).
(8) I can only imagine the various positive effects that rebalancing my
hormones has had on my cardiovascular/lipid profile, bone health, immune
system, etc, etc.
I don't want to leave the impression that rebalancing my hormones was
easy. No way. And the fact that the vast majority of doctors,
including endocrinologists and urologists, are uneducated in the
benefits and methods of TRT makes the job extra difficult. It's taken
me two years and a lot of study and experimentation to achieve the
I hope that these primer posts make it a little easier for the next guy
to take his life back.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as
a nail. - A. Maslow
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