New research has found that testosterone treatments for men could cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots or even death. Men with signs of heart problems were 30% more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or die compared to healthy men who didn’t take testosterone supplements, according to the study, which followed 8,700 men taking testosterone for three years.
WHAT IS LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?
Testosterone therapy or low T treatment is prescribed to men to combat the natural decline in 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:
The Law Office of Allan Berger & Associates is currently investigating claims regarding certain testosterone therapies. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or stroke while receiving testosterone therapy, you may be eligible to file a claim. Call us today for a free confidential consultation.