What are some things that I should be aware of if receiving Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosteronecan convert to estrogen by the aromatase enzyme in the fat tissue. To avoid this conversion the patient should follow the dietary recommendations especially refined carbohydrates and alcohol. Persons that too much testosterone for anabolic reasons take estrogen blocking drugs like Tamoxifen or Novadex which is used in breast cancer prevention. The use of these drugs is discouraged and proper testosterone dosing is best, but if the patient is obese and has a risk for estrogen production I recommend Chrysin a natural estrogen blocking supplement. Symptoms of excessive estrogen production include tender nipples and frequent urinating throughout the night.
Testosterone is a drug with the potential for abuse and should be managed by a physician that is well read on the subject. Most doctors are not completely knowledgeable with testosterone therapy, they relay on their drug rep to educate them. Board Certified