Testosterone Therapy

Myocardial infarction risk elevated by testosterone therapy

A story in Cardiology Today reports that some men taking testosterone therapy show an increased risk in myocardial infarction. Data shows an elevated risk in groups of older and younger men with a previous history of cardiovascular disease. This information, along with other studies prompted the FDA’s decision to review the dangers associated with testosterone therapy.

Myocardial infarction, stroke, and death were increased in the population of men taking testosterone therapy. The recent study analyzed the risk ...

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New Testosterone Therapy Warnings Issued

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a statement regarding testosterone therapy warnings after a series of studies were published about the risks linked with these drugs. The FDA announced that it is investigating whether testosterone replacement therapy puts users at an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and death. At this time the FDA has not announced any conclusions, but has advised people using the products to consult with their physicians. The FDA is also advising health ...

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Testosterone therapy shown to be uneccessary in many cases

A recent story in the Washington Post describes a report by the Endocrine Society that many men are receiving testosterone therapy when they do not need it.  The research demonstrates that a large portion of patients do not meet the accepted clinical criteria for receiving testosterone treatment.

The male sex hormone, testosterone, naturally declines with age. Hypogonadism is a condition that results from low testosterone and one that is generally treated with therapy. However, many men are ...

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Further studies needed about risks of testosterone therapy

A report from CBS News suggests further studies are needed to assess the risks of testosterone therapy.

Testosterone therapy, also called androgen replacement therapy, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a way for men to improve health. However, there is little data on its long-term effects. Previous studies indicate that testosterone therapy is associated with an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.

According to CBS News, the American Medical Association Journal published a ...

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Testosterone Supplement Risks Found in New Study

A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men who take testosterone supplements are putting themselves in danger for potentially deadly side effects. The study found that testosterone supplement risks include increased risk of death, heart attack, and stroke. testosterone supplements are widely used by men to treat low testosterone levels in the body. These supplements include products such as AndroGel and Axiron.

An ABC News report on the study showed ...

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Testosterone Therapy Linked with Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Recent reports have raised concerns that Testosterone therapy is associated with an increased risk of heart attack,  stroke, and death.

Testosterone therapy (also called androgen replacement therapy) is a growing field in pharmaceutical sales. Medications for testosterone therapy primarily take the form of pills, injections, and patches or gels that are absorbed through the skin. It is sold under brand names like AndroGel, Axiron, Fortesta, Striant, and Testim.

Testosterone Therapy Health Risks

A study published in the November ...

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