The actual cause of depression is not yet clear. However, doctors and scientists believe that it is a result of an imbalance in the chemicals signaling the brain. Studies are ongoing to identify the imbalance and the signaling chemicals. Various illnesses and some adverse life situations may spark depression. However, a majority of men with lower testosterone levels also exhibits depression signs. Most of them are obese or overweight. It points out the relation between depression and body fat. Average testosterone levels may reverse the situation for men.
This is a gray area. Testosterone is a schedule III drug and is illegal to obtain without a prescription. The compounding pharmacies and male HRT clinics (also many anti-aging clinics) often have a doctor in-house that will interpret your test results and have a phone consultation with you. That doctor, who you never see in person, will prescribe your testosterone (as well as growth hormone, which is an even grayer area) and any other ancillary drugs ( such as Nolvadex or Arimidex to prevent side effects like gynecomastia ). They usually don’t accept insurance and will ship your HRT drugs out by mail within one week. SO… technically, you’re getting your drugs from a legal pharmacy, which also happens to have a doctor on staff to provide the prescription. I don’t think you’d have anything to worry about in court. The HRT or Anti-Aging clinic, on the other hand, might have some legal questions to answer should the DA or DEA ever decide to pay them a visit, which has happened in the past.
502 is an ok number and the actual number doesn’t matter so much as how you feel. Some guys need to get up over 700 or 800 to feel as well as they want, for other 502 is fine.
Testosterone replacement is just that replacing what the body is not producing and it is meant to be longterm. Watch out for fertility issues if you plan on having kids as T can decrease sperm quality. Clomid or HCG can be used to protect the testicle and sperm quality. It is important not to forget the estrogen as that can increase and needs to be checked. Most men need arimidex to balance the estrogen.