Re: Side effects of Testosterone
I'm not trying to be condescending, and I'm not old enough for it to be a personal concern yet, so my opinion may change then, but I tend not to like pharmaceutical options for relatively minor problems like this and especially not before trying some simpler solutions first.
There are dietary and nutritional things that you might consider for balancing your hormones more naturally. Like lower the fat in your diet. Plant oils and especially the proteins from oilier plants tend to be estrogenic (anti-testosterone). Soy is especially well known to be bad here, but all the oilseed plants are estrogenic (including flax and canola). Or you might just get in better shape, because muscle makes T too (and in a way that's not testicle shrinking).
One thing I've found makes a huge difference for me is sunlight. If I'm ever feeling un-hormonal, it's usually just because I haven't been getting enough sunlight (which pretty much only happens in the winter).
Another thing, semen volume isn't very important ultimately, but you might also be confused about what semen is (most people are). Semen is mostly a product of the seminal vesicles and prostate (90-99%). Only the tiny remaining part is what comes from the testes. So don't worry that the lower volume of semen is from shrinking testes. It's just from less productive seminal vesicles.
Last edited by mc7; 02-02-2013 at 03:58 AM.