Testosterone drugs linked to heart attack, stroke and other dangerous heart complications.
Testosterone therapy drugs are increasing in popularity among men of all ages. It has become a multibillion-dollar industry, thanks in part to advertising that provokes men to question if they have lost their masculinity. In the United States alone, prescriptions for testosterone has reached sales of over $1.6 billion.
A new study has emerged detailing the link between testosterone therapy in men and an increase risk of heart attack, strokes and other cardiovascular problems. This research indicates that these treatments may carry risks far more serious than men were led to believe when they began testosterone therapy. Testosterone medications are linked to a 30% increased risk of stroke or other cardiac emergency, according to a recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A new study in January 2014 reported that testosterone therapy doubled the risk of heart attack in men over 65 and tripled the risk in younger men with heart disease. This study, which appeared in PLOS One, included 56,000 men.
In the wake of these two studies, the FDA has launched an investigation.
As Taken from the FDA:
FDA Safety Alert: ”The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. We have been monitoring this risk and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent publication of two separate studies that each suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of men prescribed testosterone therapy.”
If you suffered a stroke, heart attack or other heart complications while undergoing testosterone therapy, an attorney may be able to fight to get you compensated for what has happened and send a message that this is not acceptable.
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Men undergoing testosterone therapy may be 30% more likely to suffer a potentially fatal cardiac event like a heart attack or stroke than men who don’t take testosterone, according to a November 2013 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Much of the study suggested that there was an overall increase in chances of:
If you suffered a stroke, pulmonary embolism or another serious cardiac event while undergoing testosterone therapy, you need to know that compensation may be available to help cover the associated medical costs and compensate you for your suffering.
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