Testosterone Therapy Malpractice | The Schafer Law Office

Testosterone Therapy Malpractice

scale In 2011, more than 5 million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the United States. The treatments are most often prescribed as a gel, patch or injection. What many users don’t realize is by taking these testosterone supplements, a possible side effect is severe cardiovascular problems, like a heart attack or stroke. If you or anyone you know is taking a prescription for low testosterone, please talk to a doctor about side effects and what your risks are.

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You may have some questions, and we have some answers.

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Is Treating Low Testosterone More Harmful Than Good?

It can be, especially if you have a history of cardiovascular disease. While there are benefits to using a testosterone treatment, there are also potentially deadly side effects. These side effects range from high blood pressure to a stroke or heart attack. It’s always best to get a doctor’s opinion before you start or stop a testosterone treatment.

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Am I At Risk Of A Heart Attack After Starting A Testosterone Treatment?

From a testosterone health study, men who used testosterone were 30% more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die, during a three-year period, than men with low hormone levels who didn’t take the supplements. The average hormone user and non-user were in their early 60’s, and most had other health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure. However, this research didn’t prove that testosterone was the cause of a heart attack, stroke or death. Further tests will need to be conducted.

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What Are Some Of The Common Low Testosterone Treatment’s Names?

Some of the common low testosterone treatment names are:

  • Androderm
  • AndroGel
  • Axiron
  • Delatestryl
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

Should you or a loved one suffer from a heart attack or stroke after taking low testosterone supplements, call us today and see what your legal rights are.