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Does Testosterone Replacement Therapy Affect Women and Children?

Testosterone replacement therapy offers to help older men suffering from decreased muscle mass, fatigue and lack of sexual interest recover some of their youth and vitality. As the controversial hormone procedure gets more and more popular, doctors and researchers work to warn potential users about the treatment’s numerous health risks. Drug companies continue to aggressively market testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), despite lawsuits from numerous heart attack and stroke victims and an ongoing investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Everyone knows the patient faces serious health risks, but most people do not know that women and children can also suffer from testosterone exposure. Testosterone Exposure in Women and Children Many testosterone products are absorbed through the skin, including topical ointments, testosterone gels, even nasal spray. Users can accidentally leave traces of the gel behind on clothing, towels, doorknobs and countertops. Family members can even be exposed through contact with…
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How To Raise Testosterone Without Medication

As previously discussed on this blog, there are reasons to be concerned about undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Studies have found strong correlations between testosterone medications and increased risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. According to Everyday Health, there are a number of ways to naturally raise testosterone without undergoing testosterone replacement therapy. Nutrition – Low levels of Vitamin D and Magnesium are associated with low testosterone levels, so get out there and do some sun bathing. In addition, Magnesium supplements can be found at any local drug store. Stress – High stress situations, both physical and emotional, result in increased cortisol release. Cortisol weakens the immune system and disrupts the production of pro-health hormones, such as testosterone. Proper Sleep – Poor quality sleep is associated with many of the risk factors correlated with testosterone replacement therapies, including high blood pressure and heart attack. In addition, poor quality sleep…
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Are You Taking Androgel For Low-T?

After the age of 30, men’s testosterone levels decline naturally, resulting in a progressive decrease in fertility and muscle mass. Many middle-aged men misinterpret this natural decline in testosterone levels as an indication of chronic low testosterone and opt for testosterone replacement therapy (TRP). Androgel, one of the largest manufacturers of testosterone supplements, markets the supplement as a lifestyle drug. As such, many middle-aged men undergo TRP as a means of restoring youthful vigor that they feel they have lost since their 30’s. However, a recent study by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found a possible link to heart problems. The VA study analyzed 8,709 men with low testosterone and cardiovascular problems. Fourteen percent of the participants began TRP. Over the course of three years, those participants undergoing TRP had a 5.8 percent chance increase of stroke, heart attack and even death. A subsequent study compared men taking Viagra…
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