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damaged testosterone production capabilities.

I'm a 24 year old male who would appear to be in good shape, however, for the last three years I've been an excessive daily drinker, I also battled abuse problems with narcotic painkillers for about 18 months, which ended about 6 months ago. I exercised moderately throughout the time period of abuse including power lifting and don't show signs of low t. However, I'm concerned that I may have damaged my testosterone production capabilities. Is the damage to testosterone from substance abuse permanent? Or will appropriate diet and exercise allow my body to return to its maximum testosterone potential. Any information would be appreciated. Also, I no longer drink, abuse substances, or use tobacco!
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replied September 30th, 2014
Thank you for asking

SUbstance abuse may reduce testosterones but they don't make the permanent effects and levels get back to normal provided there is no more influence.

Exercise is fine , weight lifting is fine but anabolic steroids or any other unfair means may compromise the gonadal axis and lead to hypogonadism.

Get assessed by an endocrinologist and let the have an assay of your testosterones.

Take care


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