For those who are looking to boost, “low T,” many have turned to the drug Androgel. Though treating low testosterone may be all the rage these days, men must take heed the increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or possibly even death.
Most recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association conducted a study which suggests there are public health dangers posed by the booming market for “low T” medication. In 2010, a clinical study was ended abruptly when researchers found that men that had cardiovascular issues were experiencing a spike in cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes due to the testosterone enhancing medication.
In most cases men who take Androgel are looking to increase their libido, maintain their weight, and increase their energy. As men reach ages over forty, testosterone in the body begins to decrease. This lack of “T” can cause decreased sex drive, weigh gain, and tiredness. Currently, approximately 3% of men are using testosterone medication to increase their levels. In turn, the testosterone medication market has reached an all time high of $1.6 billion annually.
The Androgel heart attack, stroke and death risk is real. In another study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association, American men over the age of 60 were followed for 3 years while taking testosterone enhancing medication. The study included men who were prone to high cholesterol and men that were considered relatively healthy with low cholesterol and unblocked arteries. During the study, 25.7%men who were prone to high cholesterol suffered a heart attack or stroke. Of the men who maintained low cholesterol levels, 19.9% suffered a heart attack or stroke.
If you or a loved one has experience medical difficulties such as a heart attack or stroke due to the use of testosterone medications like Androgel, contact the attorneys at Levensten Law Firm. We’ve launced a website: www.androgellawyers.com which provides additional information concering AndroGel and its risks. The Levensten Law Firm’s highly qualified attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you need for medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional distress.