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The Truth About Low Testosterone

The Truth About Low Testosterone

The Food and Drug Administration says there's little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are beneficial, though the agency is also not convinced by studies implying the hormone carries serious risks. The group said it is particularly important for guys who've had a heart attack, stroke or other heart-related event in the past six months to avert testosterone treatment. On the other hand, testosterone treatment is safe and effective for treating young men with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) that resulted from a disorder of the testes, pituitary or hypothalamus. Having too much body fat affects your hormone balance of estrogen/ estradiol and testosterone.

We are also demanding manufacturers of approved testosterone products to conduct a well-designed clinical trial to more clearly address the issue of whether an increased danger of stroke or heart attack exists among users of these products. We encourage health care professionals and patients to report side effects including testosterone products to the FDA MedWatch program, using the advice in the Contact FDA" box at the bottom of the page.

The normal ranges for blood testosterone are: Males 300-1,200 ng/dl, Female 30-95 ng/dl. This is distinctly different from using testosterone as an antiageing treatment and the blend of HGH. We learn a lot in the news about athletics and weight lifters using anabolic steroids to increase muscle mass, but this is, in addition, different from the HGH and testosterone combination discussed in this article. Another hormone therapy, which is thought by some to create anti aging advantages is DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone).

Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required producers of all approved testosterone products to add information on the labels to clarify the accepted uses of the drugs and include information about possible increased risks of heart attacks and strokes in patients taking testosterone. But patients and doctors must weigh the benefits and risks of supplying testosterone supplementation to patients based on the advice supplied by the FDA and other research.