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Testosterone Treatment Linked to Health Risks

Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Dr. Laura Berman reports that a new study found that testosterone treatment can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. In the study, researchers found that men who underwent low testosterone treatment (in the form of patches, gels, or injections) were 30% more likely to suffer from a heart attack, stroke, or even death than men who did not undergo low-T treatment.

It’s an important issue for men to consider, especially consider that low-T treatment is becoming more popular and commonplace. This might cause patients to believe that hormone replacement is harmless, but the reality is that all medical treatments come with some risk.

Taking hormones can interfere with your body’s own production of hormones, meaning that these men might grow to rely on TRT and continue taking testosterone for many years. Since testosterone replacement therapy is a relatively new treatment, we don’t know yet what the long-term effects of taking testosterone for an extended period of time might be, but as the Veterans Affairs study shows, it can potentially increase one’s risk of stroke, heart attack, and even death.

If you or a loved one experienced a stroke or heart attack after undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, please call our firm for a free consultation.

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