Side Effects Of Low Testosterone Replacement Therapy

TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Millions of dollars have been spent by pharmaceutical companies marketing testosterone therapies to men who exhibit symptoms of low testosterone or “Low T.” It seems like I can’t enjoy an hour of television without watching a recurring ad about “Low T” affecting middle-aged men.

Ironically, the medical condition hypogonadism (insufficient testosterone production) affects an estimated 1 in 200 men or 0.5 percent according to an 2002 article in Urologic Clinics of North America. Not enough to justify wildly expensive ad campaigns, unless, of course, the manufacturers in question also manage to target middle-aged men experiencing the natural effects aging – which is to say, most of us.

SYMPTOMS OF LOW T:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Reduced Sex Drive
  • Decreased Energy
  • Loss of Body Hair, Reduced Shaving
  • Depressed Mood
  • Increase in Body Fat
  • Decrease in Bone Strength
  • Reduced Muscle Mass

Recent medical and scientific research has shown a link between testosterone replacement therapy and heart attack. The November 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)reported a 30 percent rise in risk for stroke, heart attack, and death in men age 60 and older who had been prescribed testosterone, compared to those who were not prescribed testosterone replacement.

In January 2014, the FDA published a safety announcement stating they were investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products.

SIDE EFFECTS OF TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES:

  • Heart attack (Myocardial Infraction)
  • Stroke
  • Blood Clotting
  • Anemia
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chest Pains
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Sudden Death
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT DRUGS COULD BE HARMFUL:

There are a variety of products on the market including gels, patches, pills and injections.

  • AndroGel®
  • Androderm®
  • Android 10®
  • Android 25®
  • Axiron®
  • Fortesta®
  • Bio-T-Gel®
  • Delatestryl®
  • Depo-Testosterone®
  • Methyltestosterone®
  • Striant®
  • Testim®
  • Testopel®
  • Testosterone
  • Cypionate®
  • Enanthate®
  • Testred®

Low testosterone treatments are not limited to products that greatly increase your risk for serious health side-effects. Listen to the medical hazards detailed in the ads themselves and ask yourself if it’s really worth putting yourself at such risk, especially when nature offers so many other alternatives to naturally increase testosterone.

If you or a member of a family has sustained injuries as a result of undergoing hormone replacement therapy through testosterone drugs such as AndroGel then you might have a legal standing for filing a lawsuit. We provide a free testosterone lawsuit case review with no further obligation. We do not charge any attorney fees unless you win the case and receive compensation. There is no obligation after your initial consultation.

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