Here is how it goes guys, you get overwhelmed by life due to the increasing stress that occurs (finances,romance, etc..). As this happens you begin to crave more sugar and exercise less. Then your hormones begin to change. The initial ones are cortisol and insulin. This creates more added stress on your system. The natural tendency of the body when it is under stress and is to down regulate function that is no longer necessary for survival, hence your tesosterone/libido. If you are in survival mode, your body is not inclined to care about sex and reproduction. But the problem that occurs when your testosterone decreases is your quality of life decreases. Energy decreases, mood decreases, your purpose decreases.
When these things happen and you do not feel good, then you go and get a lab test done that says your testosterone is low, then you take testosterone. This is the absolute worst thing that you can do in regards to your overall health. What is essentially going on when you supplement with testosterone is that you are forcing your body to function at a level that it is physiologically incapable of functioning at due to the decompensation that has taken place. This is why we see and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. But trust me it does not stop there. Cancer risk increases, auto-immunity disease risk increases, chronic illness increases.
Why don’t we stop pretending that we can just fix people’s problems by giving them a pill to take and completely avoid the underlying cause. This has never worked and it will never work.
Oh by the way, make no mistake about it, it is not only testosterone that increases your risk for chronic illness, all long term hormone therapy (even bio-identical) dose.