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How Do Testosterone Medications Cause Blood Clots, Strokes and Heart Attacks?

Testosterone medications, like AndroGel, Androderm, Axiron, Depo-Testosterone, Fortesta, and Testim, can cause a number of serious injuries in several different ways.

Testosterone medications can increase your hematocrit, red blood cell count and hemoglobin making your blood thicker and more prone to forming blood clots. These blood clots can occur in the legs (deep vein thrombosis or DVT), lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), spinal cord, heart and other parts of the body.

Your blood can become so thick that  it cannot make it through arteries and other blood vessels that are partly occluded by build-ups of plaque. This can cause a heart attack as described in a recently published study and also a stroke.

Testosterone medications can also cause injuries by increasing your estradiol levels. Increases in levels of estradiol have been linked to serious cardiovascular injuries, including heart attacks, heart damage and strokes.

Finally, testosterone medications can alter your thromboxane levels increasing your risk of a serious blood clot, like those described above.

If you or a loved one had a stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, or blood clot while taking a testosterone medication, like AndroGel, please call our experienced AndroGel attorneys (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential AndroGel lawsuit.

Sarah N. Emery
Associate Attorney at Schachter Hendy & Johnson PSC

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