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Use of Low Testosterone Therapy Declines Dramatically

Use of Low Testosterone Therapy Declines Dramatically

The percentage of men using testosterone therapy has drastically decreased in recent years as the treatment has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Testosterone therapy, which is mainly used in the treatment of “low T” – a condition characterized by low sex drive or excessive…

Low Testosterone Gels May Increase Risk for Heart Problems

Low Testosterone Gels May Increase Risk for Heart Problems

Men that use testosterone gels may be at an increased risk of developing heart problems. New research found that the gels, which are used by men with low testosterone (low T) to boost libido, can increase the amount of coronary artery noncalcified plaque. Researchers enrolled 180 men aged 65 and…

Low-T Gels Not Highly Effective – or Safe

Low-T Gels Not Highly Effective – or Safe

Testosterone gels, such as AndroGel and Axiron, are approved to treat a condition called male hypogonadism, in which the body doesn’t produce enough testosterone. Men with this condition have testosterone levels that are sharply lower than normal for their age. But since the gels’ approval in the early 2000s, they…

Low T: Separating Facts From Frenzy

Low T: Separating Facts From Frenzy

Two new studies suggest millions of men may be risking a heart attack, stroke or premature death by using testosterone replacement therapy. Based on these studies, the FDA issued a safety announcement on January 31, 2014, saying that they are conducting an investigation and cautioning health-care professionals to carefully weigh…

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