Testosterone replacement therapy has grown increasingly common among middle aged men. According to Bloomberg, Americans will have consumed $5 billion in testosterone pharmaceuticals by 2017 if current trends continue. Testosterone production naturally declines with age, so pharmaceutical companies, such as Androgel, market testosterone therapies as a lifestyle drug, restoring the userâ€™s youthful vitality.
However, a recent study by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that testosterone drugs increased the userâ€™s risk of cardiovascular problems by 30 percent. According to a representative of Consolidated Research, â€śthe risk of heart attack should be added to the discussion between patients and physiciansâ€ť before beginning therapy. Consolidated Research conducted a â€ś2010 study that was cancelled because of unexpected cardiovascular risk,â€ť continued the representative.
Columbia Attorneys That Handle Drug Injury Cases Involving Testosterone Therapy
Unfortunately, the FDAâ€™s most recent release does not indicate any change in policy towards testosterone medications. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack or stroke while undergoing testosterone replacement therapy, our Columbia drug injury attorneys will build a case on your behalf and work hard to secure your compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call our officeÂ locally at (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533.
[Did You Know: According to a University of Florida study, 39 percent of men over 45 have low testosterone.]
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