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Testosterone! What is it Good For?
On the Low T Lawsuit
There’s testosterone. And then there’s testosterone.
Perhaps one of the reasons why so many men are suffering from major health complications like strokes and heart attacks that is potentially due to their testosterone prescriptions has to do with a lack of understanding between testosterone and “testosterone.”
After speaking with so many men who were hurt by their testosterone prescriptions, it may be time to dig into what all those highly targeted ads are saying — versus how the male body works and what hormones are good for it in the first place.
Yep: Testosterone. Testosterone can help increase muscle mass and bravado and more. But did you know that there’s an actual timeline of testosterone levels in men? While the levels may vary between men, the general gist is that testosterone levels peak at the rough age of 25 to 30. And then, at around the age of 40, testosterone levels start to lower, naturally.
Of course, there are other contributors that may adjust testosterone levels, too. Watching competitive sports has been linked to a short raise in testosterone levels (really!), while having a baby has been linked to a decrease in testosterone levels.
And Then There’s 40. And 50. And 60.
Many health experts say that a drop in testosterone is normal and expected in men as they age; this drop in testosterone is not dangerous to one’s health.
But then there are others — especially people behind the infamous “Low T” movement — that point to all the negative factors that may be involved with lower testosterone, things like loss of coordination and osteoporosis.
There have been studies published that indicate the potentially severe inherent risks that may come with taking testosterone prescriptions and there appears to be a need for more research to show just how dangerous low levels of testosterone actually are. For instance, there may be marked mood shifts, but is that worth the risk of stroke or blood clots?
For a certain few, there may be a real medical need for testosterone. But let’s not kid ourselves, a medical need is not a need for an increased sex drive or bigger muscles.
Do you agree? We want to hear from you. Comment below with your experience taking testosterone prescriptions.