There are potential side effects to testosterone replacement therapy. Men who may have breast cancer or prostate cancer should not undergo testosterone replacement therapy. There has been some controversy about whether the treatment may increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. In addition, it may increase your risk for cardiovascular events, obstructive sleep apnea, and excess red blood cell production. It’s worth having a conversation with your doctor about the latest research, as well as the risks and benefits of testosterone therapy.
Clinical research still hasn’t determined a hard threshold level for when symptoms of low T begin appearing . Some recent research suggests that symptoms of low T might begin appearing in men when their total testosterone level dips below 320 ng/dl . According to anecdotal evidence from the owner of Peak Testosterone, many men start noticing low T symptoms when their total testosterone dips into the 400s . Of course, it’s anecdotal, so take it for what it’s worth, but it’s probably a good idea to stay above 500 ng/dl if you don’t want to experience symptoms of low T.
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