About Testosterone Therapy
Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Event
Recent studies have indicated that users of testosterone therapy drugs may have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. The risk of suffering a serious cardiovascular event for users of testosterone therapy is almost doubled compared to the general public.
Testosterone therapy is widely used to treat patients following chemotherapy, along with those suffering from hormone deficiencies. More recently, doctors are prescribing testosterone therapy as a lifestyle treatment after men who complain about having low energy and sex drive.
In fact, in 2011 the Journal of American Medical Association reported that doctors prescribed over 5.3 million prescriptions of testosterone therapy, nearly five times as many as in 2000, to patients suffering from the above conditions.
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Dangerous Side Effects of Testosterone Therapy
A new study by PLOS One demonstrates that taking testosterone therapy nearly doubles the risk of heart attacks among males over the age of 65 and almost triples the risk in young men with a history of heart disease. The study involved 56,000 men and studied the rising concerns of heart attack risks from testosterone therapy.
In addition to being at an increased risk for a heart attack, men taking testosterone therapy are also at in increased risk of stroke, and death related to such conditions. Some additional adverse side effects related to testosterone therapy include:
- Blood Clots
- Body Swelling
- Enlarged Breasts
- High Blood Pressure
- Higher Cholesterol Levels
- Increased Liver Function Tests
- Increased Red Blood Cell Count
- Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer
- Increased Size of Prostate
- Long Lasting Erections
- Low Sperm Count
- Painful Breasts
- Skin Irritation
- Sleep Apnea
Testosterone Therapy Brand Names
If you or someone you love is taking a testosterone therapy medication, and experiences any of the side effects listed above, it is imperative to visit your health care provider immediately. Some common testosterone therapy brand names include:
- Fortesta Gel
- Low T
- Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone Exposure to Women & Children
Testosterone exposure to women and children may result in unfavorable side effects, and cause a great amount of emotional distress. These side effects may also be extremely dangerous if not attended to immediately. Some reactions from testosterone exposure to women and children include:
Reactions to Children:
- Aggressive Behavior
- Early Development of Pubic Hair
- Enlarged Clitoris
- Enlarged Penis
- Increased Erections
- Increased Sex Drive
Reactions to Women:
- Changes in Body Hair
- Significant Increase in Acne
Contact an Experienced Testosterone Therapy Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love is suffering from side effects following testosterone therapy, our dangerous drug lawyers at Riddle & Brantley believe the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages. We are prepared to put over 160 years combined legal experience to use in your particular case, and will seek the compensation available.
At Riddle & Brantley, our lawyers take each of our client’s injuries very seriously, and have great sympathy for all victims of testosterone therapy, and other injuries. Our law firm believes that when a preventable injury occurs to an innocent victim by a careless drug manufacturer, or medical professional, that the responsible parties must be held accountable for their actions and pay for the losses and damages that they have caused.
With offices in Goldsboro, Raleigh, Kinston and Jacksonville, North Carolina, our bad drug lawyers serve clients across the state and elsewhere. When Justice Counts, call (800) 525-7111 or complete the free case evaluation form. It is 100% free and confidential.