Posts tagged Testosterone
Testosterone and Heart Disease, Heart Attacks, and Stroke Risk

Low testosterone and heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke have been shown to be associated by numerous studies.1,2,3,4 In a study published in 2012, conducted by Veterans Affairs in Seattle, Washington, researchers found that in “men with low testosterone levels, testosterone treatment was associated with decreased mortality compared with no testosterone treatment.”5

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Testosterone Therapy Side Effects vs Benefits Overview

As with any medical treatment, including testosterone therapy, there are potential side effects. These side effects are uncommon during testosterone therapy and, certainly, as good physicians we want to minimize any negatives while enhancing the positive benefits.

Every patient is different so it is important to individualize the low testosterone treatment. This requires the guidance of a license physician.

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How To Treat Low Testosterone In Men

The effects of low testosterone are well documented: erectile dysfunction, bouts of depression, a marked decrease in energy, decline in overall sex drive, weight fluctuations, and winnowing muscle mass. Despite the massive toll these symptoms can take on quality of life, many men opt to keep this medical problem to themselves, believing it to be a part of aging or something that shouldn’t be discussed with a doctor.

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