People who had fears about any “side effects” of testosterone therapy can rest easy. According to a report from The University Herald, a study from the University of Texas Medical Branch has disproved a direct relationship between testosterone therapy and an increased risk of heart attacks:
For the study, researchers examined more than 25,000 Medicare beneficiaries 66 years or older treated with testosterone for up to eight years. Men of the same age, race, Medicaid eligibility, and health status who did not receive testosterone therapy were used as a control group for comparison.
The research team found that testosterone therapy was not associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Further, testosterone users with a higher probability of cardiovascular problems had a lower rate of heart attacks in comparison to equivalent patients who did not receive testosterone therapy.
This should definitely bring a sigh of relief among men who have received and/or are planning to undergo testosterone replacement therapy in San Diego and other cities across the country. The fact that testosterone therapy patients have a lower rate of heart attacks should also be a pleasant surprise.
Of course, there are still limitations for those interested in receiving testosterone therapy. With that in mind, here are a few factors that may affect your eligibility for receiving testosterone supplements, injections, creams, etc.:
Low Testosterone Symptoms
Generally, testosterone therapy is reserved for men who are exhibiting symptoms of low testosterone. Such symptoms include but are not limited to:
According to a separate study, testosterone therapy is not effective among men who have been diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes. This is because there are other factors that may be causing symptoms. Another medical condition that may rule you out is prostate cancer or a family history of the disease.
Overall, your eligibility for testosterone therapy in San Diego depends on the diagnosis of your doctor. As such, make sure you speak to an experienced physician from trusted testosterone therapy centers like Total T Clinic— even if you believe you aren’t eligible. A clinical expert may still prescribe you natural methods to increase your testosterone levels.
(Source: Testosterone Therapy Not Link To Increased Heart Attack Risk; The University Herald; July 7, 2014)