Q: What is “low T”?
A: “Low T”, also known as having low testosterone levels, is a condition associated with symptoms that include low libido, loss of energy and fatigue.
Q: What causes “low T”?
A: Several factors can cause a decline in testosterone levels in men. One such factor is increase in age. A more serious cause for low testosterone levels can be hypogonadism, which is an endocrine disorder that can result in a severe deficiency of testosterone levels in the body.
Q: How is “low T” diagnosed?
A: Low testosterone levels are typically diagnosed through blood tests. However, it is estimated that many men who currently take drugs and supplements used to treat “low T” have not had their testosterone levels properly tested.
Q: What types of drugs and supplements are currently on the market to treat “low T”?
A: Examples of drugs and supplements currently on the market to treat “low T” include testosterone patches, injections, gels, tablets and pellets. Common testosterone drug and supplement brands currently on the market include Androderm, Androgel, Axiron, Fortesta and Testim, to name a few.
Q: What are the possible health risks associated with using testosterone drugs and supplements to treat “low T”?
A: Recent medical studies have indicated that the use of testosterone drugs and supplements can increase the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged men and older men who have a history of heart disease. Ischemic stroke is another serious health risk associated with the use of testosterone drugs and supplements.
Q: What is the link between the use of testosterone drugs and supplements and the increase in risk of heart attack?
A: According to recent research, the use of testosterone causes an increase in the body’s production of red blood cells. Red blood cells can coagulate and make a person’s blood thicker. This thickening of the blood can be especially harmful to men with certain heart issues, especially those with narrowing of the arteries.
Q: I do not see warning labels related to heart risk on the testosterone drugs and/or supplements I am taking. Does this mean they are safe to take?
A: Testosterone drugs and supplements used to treat “low T” currently carry no warnings of heart risk on their labels. However, prominent advocacy groups have called for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address this issue.
Q: What should I do if I am experiencing any side effects related to taking testosterone drugs and supplements used to treat “low T”?
A: Contact your doctor immediately to schedule an appointment and then please consider contacting us at 1-800-247-1623 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your legal rights and remedies.
Q: What if I have not experienced any side effects related to taking testosterone drugs and supplements used to treat “low T”?
A: If you have not experienced any side effects related to taking testosterone drugs and supplements used to treat “low T”, please contact your doctor to see if this continues to be an appropriate therapy treatment for you.
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