As advertisements aimed at men with low T continue to pervade our popular culture, it is becoming increasingly important to examine the links between heart health and low T therapy. Anyone who has been prescribed low T therapy and suffered adverse complications should file a free case review and begin the process toward financial compensation.
What is Low T, or Andropause?
Men’s bodies begin to produce lower levels of natural testosterone as part of the aging process. As a result, men can show many symptoms that are very similar to those experienced by women going through menopause, including psychological, physical, and sexual problems. More specifically, Andropause symptoms can include:
- Decreased energy
- Low sex drive
- Reduced muscle mass
- Erectile Dysfunction
These symptoms can be treated with low T therapy, which aims to supplement the natural testosterone produced by the body with hormones created in a lab. Low T therapy can be administered by a topical gel, testosterone injections, or a skin patch, and once begun, treatment must continue indefinitely in order to keep producing results.
Heart Health and Low T Therapy
As with many types of medical treatment or therapy, there are several risks one takes when opting to undergo low T therapy.
One of the most serious risks involved with low T therapy is an increased chance of heart attack or stroke. In a study published in the Journal of American Medicine, results showed that men who were undergoing low T therapy had a 30 percent higher risk of death, heart attack or stroke compared to those who were not.
A different study published in 2014 examined heart attack risks in men in two different age groups. In the first 90 days of testosterone therapy, researchers discovered a two-fold increase in heart attack risks for men ages 65 and older that declined with the cessation of low T therapy. Younger men who demonstrated a history of heart disease were found to be at a two-to-three-fold increased risk of heart attacks while undergoing low T therapy.
I’ve Used Low T Therapy, Do I Have Legal Recourse?
Thousands of patients have been administered low T therapy without knowing the risks involved or the links between heart health and low T therapy. Anyone who has undergone testosterone therapy and experienced adverse heart complications should file a free case review. An experienced product liability attorney will examine the details of your specific case and help you determine if you are eligible for financial compensation for your pain and suffering.