The Food and Drug Administration says there's little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are valuable, though the bureau is also not convinced by studies suggesting serious dangers are carried by the hormone. The group said it is particularly important for men who have had a heart attack, stroke or other heart-related event http://tinyurl.com/jrdad8y
in the previous six months to prevent testosterone treatment. On the other hand, testosterone treatment is safe and effective for the treatment of young men with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) that resulted from a disease of the testes, pituitary or hypothalamus. Having too much body fat affects your hormone balance
of estrogen/ testosterone and estradiol.
We are also demanding makers of authorized testosterone products to run a well-designed clinical trial to address
the issue of whether an increased danger of stroke or heart attack exists among users of these products. We urge patients and health care professionals to report side effects including testosterone products to the FDA MedWatch program, using the information in the Contact FDA" box at the bottom of the page.
Women and men in the USA have used testosterone treatment since the late 1930s, in many instances with only rare undesirable consequences - for more than 40 years. The amount of women in the United States now on testosterone treatment is estimated to be in the tens of thousands - miniscule compared with the millions prescribed oral estrogen-progestin regimens, like Premarin and Provera. It might still be a little while before the therapy reaches the mainstream, although with http://tinyurl.com/jrdad8y
a growing recognition of the gains of testosterone for women, those numbers may rise.
The Endocrine Society included that more large, randomized controlled studies are needed to investigate the risks and benefits of the therapy for elderly men. The group advised that middle-aged and older guys who are thinking about using testosterone therapy to treat age-related declines in this hormone should be warned about the chance of heart-related side effects.