Goose Creek Men with “Low T” May Suffer Testosterone Therapy Side Effects
The Food and Drug Administration originally approved testosterone therapy, which includes gels, pills, and injections, for medically-caused “low T” or low levels of testosterone. Patients with conditions like hypogonadism or testicular cancer can suffer low levels of testosterone which can affect not only mood, energy, or sexuality, but also hair loss and muscle development or strength.
However, almost as soon as testosterone therapy was approved for a specific number of medical conditions, pharmaceutical companies began marketing “low T” drugs to men over the age of 45. These drugs, according to the pharmaceutical companies, should increase energy and sexual appetite. However, the companies actually marketed testosterone therapy for an off-label use which has had serious side effects on older men, who naturally lose testosterone as they age.
South Carolina Men Using Testosterone Therapy Can Suffer Cardiac Problems
Two major medical studies examined the pros and cons of testosterone therapy for older men, and found that middle-aged and older men who used testosterone therapy were much more likely to suffer heart attacks or strokes than men their age who did not take the drug.
A study conducted by the American Medical Association examined 8,700 men across the US and found that men who took testosterone therapy for three years or more were 30% more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than men who did not. Another study, published in the medical journal PLoS One, followed 56,000 men – 48,000 of whom were under the age of 65 – for 90 days while they took testosterone therapy, and found that just using testosterone therapy for 3 months dramatically increased the chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke among men over the age of 65.
I Suffered a Heart Attack that I Think Is Related to My Testosterone Therapy
If you or a loved one took testosterone therapy for “low T” and have since suffered a heart attack, stroke, or a loved one has died due to a cardiac event, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death case against the testosterone therapy manufacturer. Call today!