Let's talk about your heart first. Testosterone, which is converted by your body to an active form called DHT can, even at low doses, raise you "bad" cholesterol levels which can lead to arterial disease. In a large Swedish study this was lined to more sever heart disease.
So. To answer your question. In my opinion your cardiologist is not being over protective in this area. Especially when you realize that DHT can cause an increased risk of prostate problems, even prostate cancer
...along with a higher incidence of diabetes.
2. Taking testosterone supplement, even at low dose, will make your testes stop or decrease the amount of testosterone they produce. This will STOP your production of sperm. No sperm. No pregnancy.
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