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The Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Although many men suffering with “Low T” have found success with testosterone replacement therapy, studies have shown that several of the products available have been linked to very serious side effects. These side effects include the possibility of heart attack, stroke, and an increased risk of death.
According to researchers, men that are undergoing testosterone replacement therapy are thirty percent more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack, or die after just three years of use. This risk applies equally to both men at risk of heart attack or stroke due to health issues as it does to healthy men with unobstructed arteries and no signs of coronary disease.
Lower than normal Testosterone can affect men in several ways. Men may experience a low sex drive, physical changes, and even depression. Millions of men in the U.S. are affected by low testosterone levels, which is why testosterone replacement therapy has become so popular.
Testosterone therapies that are commonly prescribed include topical treatments like Androgel, Testim and Axiron. These medications are used to increase the level of testosterone in men suffering with Low T. Testosterone replacement therapy patients should be monitored carefully for any changes that may have a serious negative impact on their health. There are many current investigations into stroke, heart attack, and prostate cancer that some physicians believe are the direct result of testosterone replacement therapies.
If you have any questions regarding testosterone replacement therapy or believe that your health has been put at risk, please contact Caputo and Mariotti today to schedule a free consultation.