Testosterone therapy has rapidly become a cornerstone of the emerging hormone replacement therapy market, seeing dramatic increases in the last decade. According to a 2013 study, prescription of testosterone therapy has risen three fold. More and more men – and even women – are seeking testosterone replacement therapy to address aging woes, such as weight gain, muscle loss and low energy.
The emerging trend has led drug manufacturers and health industry experts to push testosterone pellets, injections, pills, patches, gels and creams of varying quality on an unsuspecting public. Just as the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) raised fears over hormone replacement therapy among women, a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association has men reconsidering the cost of their virility.
Television, radio, magazine and billboard advertisements promise miracles from testosterone therapy. Online quizzes designed by marketers point to testosterone as the solution to all your woes. And this may be the case for some men and women, but the truth is that not every man or woman needs to be on testosterone therapy. Weight gain, sleepless nights, low energy and other woes of aging can occur for a variety of reasons.
Research continues to determine if the benefits outweigh the risk for the majority of the population. Ask lots of questions and understand all the risks and benefits of your treatment plan – for the sake of your health and safety.
If you or a loved one had a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism or blood clot while taking a testosterone medication, like AndroGel, please call our experienced AndroGel attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential AndroGel lawsuit.