So is crazy amounts of stress, working after the sun goes down. Eating crappy food with all kinds of artificial ingredients also part of the normal aging process?
The medical community has an obligation to keep us healthy in response to the changes in our environment. This guys argument is like saying "well we never planned for bird flu so let's just let it weed out some of the non resistant population or the people who are stupid or unlucky enough to get exposed to it."
Well, sure. But what I am picking up on is the typical attitude out there that is "steroids for middle-aged guys". Well, docs and people in general who think like this are accidently being cruel. It is just miserable to be low testosterone - much worse than a cold or flu - and yet treating a cold or flu is encouraged. They're just not thinking things through here.
At a purely economic level the cost of TRT is completely offset by the positive impact it will have on GDP regardless of the perceived risks.
I agree. However, this needs to be proven. As much of an HRT-lover as I am, I feel that they have done a very poor job of proving it's benefits and under what circumstances. Remember: we have that nasty topical cardiovascular study out there and that's about it.