In order to better understand the seriousness of the associated risks that come with taking testosterone prescriptions like AndroGel and Axiron, it’s important to start separating the myths from the truth surrounding.
Perhaps the greatest myth surrounding testosterone treatment is the idea that boosting one’s levels of testosterone is easy or low-hassle. In reality, patients typically undergo lifelong treatment once they begin testosterone treatment, and often their testosterone supplementation requires daily usage in addition to frequent monitoring from a doctor.
That’s only the start of it. Not only are testosterone drugs potentially more demanding day-in and day-out than many potential patients may believe, they may also carry much more dangerous complications.
In 2014, the PLoS One journal published a study that found men older than 65 — as well as younger men with undiagnosed heart disease — are at double the risk for suffering from a heart attack following the first 90 days of testosterone therapy.
Additional studies — as well as a warning by the FDA — indicate additional risks and complications, including the risk of life-threatening strokes. According to a study released by JAMA, some testosterone prescriptions may cause men to suffer from a 30 percent higher risk of strokes than had they not taken the prescription at all.
One potential culprit behind the increased risk for stroke may be due to the fact that testosterone drugs cause an increase in the size of blood cells. In turn, this increase may thicken the blood, increasing the risk for blood clots, strokes and more. In hospitals around the country, some men may even have to receive emergency procedures to clear their arteries.
Our low testosterone attorneys do not believe that testosterone is quick, easy or painless. We’ve met with too many men and their loved ones who were seriously injured by Low T supplementation to not be extremely concerned about the reliance of men on of Low T prescriptions in the U.S.
It’s time to do something about it.
If you or someone you know was hospitalized, injured or suffered from a catastrophic health event after beginning testosterone supplements, you may be able to file a Low T lawsuit.