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db570uk

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Natural ways of increasing Testosterone?
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:53:02 PM »
Hi Nick

Hoping you are well.
I was on the old androids forum as daveb I think.

I like the look your new forums.

I have kind of given up on trying to get my hormones sorted through NHS / medical profession for time being.
I decided today to do a search for ways  to increase testosterone naturally.

I came across this book that is referred to alot of various blogs and on the Livestrong website
It mentions taking pine pollen tincture or pine pollen to increase testosterone naturally.

Book link
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1594771685

I found the following which looks like it was taken from the book
http://pinepollen.blogspot.co.uk/2007/06/phyto-androgens-natural-hormone.html

Livestrong Link
http://www.livestrong.com/article/248499-how-do-i-restore-testosterone-levels/

I thought I would share the above link for people out there if they wanted to investigate further.
I was wondering if anyone out there is using this and if they have benefited from it.

On amazon some of the contents of pertinent chapters can be viewed if anyone was thinking of purchasing.
I am thinking of doing so.

On another note I wanted to say I was really moved by your story on the cancersurvivors.org website
As a recap I am a testicular cancer survivor (5 years clear in Dec 2011), RT seminoma. My testosterone was fluctuating around 9-12 NMOL.

Best Wishes
Davison

P.S Sorry if I created this thread in the wrong place
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 11:02:29 PM by db570uk »

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Re: Natural ways of increasing Testosterone?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 07:22:39 AM »
Hi Dave,

Its good to see you back in one sense, but obviously I'd far rather you were getting the help you need.

First, raising hormones naturally is dependent on having a functioning hormone system. As a TC survivor, your body is no doubt calling for Testosterone but the surviving testicle can't produce it, so no attempt at increasing the level naturally will work because the production via the "factory", the testicle, is maxed. Having said that I think it is worth giving the NHS one more shot.

The Testosterone levels you indicate suggest there is every chance of getting treatment via the NHS now the new guidelines are out. They are linked under the guidelines tab on the main site and say TRT can be initiated with a Serum T reading of up to 12 Nmol/l.

Therefore, I recommend you print off the guidelines, make sure your doctor gets them a few days before you go to see him/her and then argue your case. If they still refuse, inform them you will be complaining to the PCT.

I think you will find a more compliant doctor then.

all the best

Nick


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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 08:15:45 AM »
Hi I am a TC survivor and would like to know if it is possible / advisable to double my daily dose of testogel if I feel that it needs to be increased?

Any comments welcome?

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Re: Natural ways of increasing Testosterone?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 10:14:31 AM »
Hi Bob,

It's always advisable to discuss increasing the dose with your doctor, so your levels can be monitored and influencing factors considered.
There is no inherent danger to increasing the dose but you do run the risk of overdose therefore bypassing the level at which your symptoms would disappear.

I hope it helps

best wishes

Nick

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Re: Natural ways of increasing Testosterone?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 12:28:00 PM »
Bob, it is particularly important to have regular blood tests to monitor, not only the level of testosterone but also other sex hormones such as oestradiol (E2) and SHBG. Too high a level of testosterone tends to convert to E2 with adverse effects like fluid retention and the growth of breast tissue.

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Re: Natural ways of increasing Testosterone?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2012, 07:21:47 PM »
How often would you recommend blood tests on self admin trt?

With regard to gyno, would Arimdex be helpful?

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Re: Natural ways of increasing Testosterone?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2012, 09:59:32 PM »
In the early stages of TRT, you need monthly blood tests until you find a stable level. Then, six-monthly tests are adequate.
Gyno is a matter of degree. If you just have puffy, sensitive nipple, Arimidex can have a rapid response. However, if you have true gyno masses, minor surgery is the only answer.