Recent studies have linked testosterone treatment drugs to an increased risk of serious heart events such as heart attack, stroke and death in men. Some research indicates that testosterone-boosting products could as much as double the risk of heart attacks in some men. Due to mounting research indicating a cause and effect between Low-T drugs and serious heart events, the FDA announced that they will begin an investigation into these types of products.
Are you currently taking a testosterone supplement? Wendt Law Firm P.C. recommends visiting your doctor to discuss your options. While no definite link has been confirmed, men with concerns are encouraged to speak with their doctors about whether or not they should continue Low-T treatment.
List of Low-T / Testosterone-Boosting Drugs
There are many different products that doctors prescribe men who are living with low testosterone levels. Some of the most commonly prescribed Low-T drugs are:
Some others include testim, testopel and Bio-T-Gel. Men taking these types of products who experience any signs of heart problems, or who have a history of heart problems, should contact their doctors as soon as possible.
Are you currently living with a heart condition?
Research suggests that men who are already living with a heart condition or history of heart disease are more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack while on testosterone therapy than healthy men who are on testosterone therapy.
Are you over the age of 65?
Even men who have no history of heart disease but who are over the age of 65 may be at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death after taking testosterone supplement products. New studies show a possible doubled risk of heart events in men over the age of 65 who take Low-T drugs as opposed to men over the age of 65 not taking Low-T drugs.
Natural Ways to Boost Low Testosterone
For men who are concerned about low testosterone but do not want to use Low-T therapies and drugs, there are some natural remedies that could help. Health experts suggest simple things like getting enough sleep, exercising, keeping a healthy weight and taking measures to lower your anxiety level. Specifically, this might look like:
Walking or running for at least 20 minutes three days a week
Sleeping 7 to 8 hours each night, depending on your sleep needs