If you think that long-term testosterone optimization increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, you had better think again!
The supposed link between testosterone therapy and increased risk of cardiovascular disease largely owes its history to a study published in 2013.
The study had a lot of flaws. Yet, the media chose to ignore the many problems with the study, and ran with it. As they say, the news of the increased risks of testosterone therapy “went viral.” As a result many men who could have been helped by testosterone optimization, chose to forgo treatment.
Those of us that knew the reports were unfounded, continued helping men with testosterone therapy to change hearts and minds about the safety of testosterone optimization.
This past year we received our vindication. In January of 2015, the well-respected Mayo Clinic published the details of a global study found that there was no link between testosterone replacement and increased risk of heart attacks. The study also found that when done correctly, TRT could actually LOWER the risk of heart attacks!
How is that for a double dose of truth!
Myth Busting Studies on Testosterone Optimization
The Mayo Clinic study followed a 2014 study by the National Institutes of Health. They were one of the first to say there was no link between testosterone therapy and heart attacks.
The NIH study involved over 25,000 men, many of which were on long-term testosterone optimization.
According to the NIH researchers involved, this study was created specifically to alleviate the fears of men misinformed about testosterone optimization.
The results of this study were included in the Mayo Clinic paper. Another study published in Annals of Pharmacotherapy, found there was no increased risk for heart attack or stroke from testosterone therapy. It also found that properly monitored and administered testosterone optimization, reduced that risk in men over 65.
Why would any man need testosterone optimization?
Simply put, your body’s ability to produce testosterone decreases over time. After your testosterone levels peak when you are around 20, testosterone starts a steady decline.
As you hit 40, you can expect your level to drop at a rate of around 1% a year. For some men that does not affect them much. But for others, even as early as 35, you can start to feel the symptoms of low testosterone, also known as Low T.
Symptoms of Low T include: a lower sex drive, a sense of lost vitality, weight gain, ED, decreased energy, reduced muscle mass and bone density, and mood swings.
Testosterone therapy is a way to safely replace what time and nature takes away. Testosterone is a necessary hormone. Production of testosterone never shuts down completely, but it does decrease the older that you get.
Once you are between the ages of 45 and 55 you are into your deepest drop-off from the peak levels of your youth. This is the time when most men find themselves in need of testosterone therapy.
The typical symptoms of Low T are:
- Fatigue, or a feeling of low energy
- Decreased sex drive, often accompanied by ED
- Emotional issues such as; anxiety, depression and irritability
- Loss of muscle tone and increased belly fat
- Poor focus or concentration
An individualized testosterone therapy program at our Miami location (or any of our other nationwide locations), can help you boost and maintain your optimal testosterone level. This will help you be your best at any age!
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