New research data demonstrates a link between elevated risks of heart attacks, strokes, and death in men who use testosterone supplements. This recent study, which was featured in the November 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association, used a sample size of over eight thousand men treated with testosterone replacement therapy for hypogonadism. While the results of this research are alarming, this is not the first study to suggest that the use of testosterone supplements can result in serious side effects.
Currently, the Willis Law Firm is evaluating testosterone supplement lawsuits nationwide. If you or a family member has suffered a heart attack, stroke, or other serious injury in the course of testosterone replacement therapy, you may want to speak with an attorney to discover your legal rights.
A multibillion dollar medical industry, testosterone replacement treatments have experienced a huge increase in popularity over the last ten years. When men experience negative symptoms associated with low levels of the hormone testosterone, their doctors can prescribe them these supplements to elevate T (testosterone) levels back to normal range of 300-900 ng/dL. Proponents of Low T Therapy claim that it can help regulate blood sugar, increase muscle mass while lowering fat, reverse unfavorable sexual side effects, and even provide a mood and energy boost. Testosterone supplements come in many forms including, but not limited to gels, creams, injections, and patches.
Common brands of testosterone supplements include:
As mentioned before, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study in November linking testosterone replacement therapy to heart attacks, strokes, and death. These very serious adverse health events can be linked to the increase in blood thickness that testosterone therapy can cause. Additionally, an increased risk of prostate cancer has been linked to Low T treatments. Less severe side effects include: acne, enlarged breast tissue, sleep apnea, and increased aggression.
Have you experienced a stroke, heart attack, or other severe injury while being treated with testosterone supplements? If you or a loved one has experienced serious side effects while using Androderm, Fortesta, Testim, Axiron, Androgel or other Low T therapy, call the Willis Law Firm today. We have a dedicated and talented legal team ready to provide you with a free case evaluation as soon as you call. Our firm is currently reviewing testosterone replacement therapy injury lawsuits nationwide; all of our clients are represented on a contingency fee basis.