New research has found that testosterone treatments for men could cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death. Men with signs of heart problems faced a two- to three-fold risk of suffering a stroke, heart attack or death compared to men who did not take testosterone supplements, according to research.
The study was published in January 2014 in PLUS ONE, an online peer-reviewed journal. It is the third major study that has reported an elevated health risk for men who take testosterone supplements.
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Testosterone therapy or low T treatment is prescribed to men to reverse the decline of testosterone as they age. It helps improve sex drive, strengthen bone density and build muscle mass.
In 2011, more than 5 million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the United States, according to news reports. Testosterone therapy is most often administered as a gel, patch or injection. The following products treat low testosterone:
Multiple studies have found that men face an increased risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke or even death as a result of taking testosterone therapy. The most recent study, led by researchers at the University of California – Los Angeles, found that men over 65 were twice as likely to suffer a cardiovascular event compared to men not taking the drug. Younger men with heart problems who take low T treatments are nearly three times as likely to suffer heart attack or strokes, the research found.
If you have taken testosterone therapy and suffer from the following serious health risks, you may be eligible to file a testosterone therapy lawsuit:
As a result of the new research, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has launched an investigation that will review the safety risks associated with testosterone treatments.
Medical researchers recommend that physicians should prescribe low testosterone treatments with more caution. If you are currently undergoing treatments for low testosterone or testosterone therapy, discuss the increased risk of heart problems with your doctor. Do not stop taking any medication until you have weighed the risks and benefits of doing so with your health care provider.
The Oklahoma testosterone attorneys at Law Firm of Oklahoma can help men who have suffered serious cardiovascular events while taking low T treatments or testosterone therapy. If you or a loved one has been hurt while taking low testosterone treatments, contact our experienced Oklahoma lawyers today.