Testosterone Therapy & Heart Risk

Testosterone Studies in Heart Health

A common concern many men have when seeking help for low testosterone is the effect the treatment may have on their heart. Although some studies have linked testosterone therapy with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study funded by the US National Institutes for Health shows otherwise.

The Initial Research

Before delving into the most recent findings, let’s assess the previous argument suggesting that testosterone is tied to heart risk. One such study, reported by PLoS One, identified a group of men seeking testosterone therapy and tracked their progress for 90 days. Their findings showed that men who were undergoing testosterone replacement supplements over the age of 65 had increased their cardiovascular risk by nearly double. The same could be said for those under 65 who had history of heart disease.

Following this and other studies, the FDA announced to the industry that testosterone products must carry a warning label expressing the increased risk of clots in the veins.

The Counter Study

Following the FDA’s ruling, a group of Galveston researchers decided to take this controversy into their own hands. This team examined the medical information of over 25,000 men over the age of 65 who had received testosterone therapy for up to 8 years.

Once the study was concluded, the research was then published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, showing that the link between cardiovascular risk and testosterone therapy could not be found. Interestingly, their studies showed quite the contrary. Men who had previously been at greater risk for heart attacks and strokes saw a lower rate of heart attacks than those who had not received testosterone treatments.

Professionals in Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Titan T-Center & Weight Loss is a testosterone replacement therapy facility that is dedicated to providing our patients with the facts. We hope that in providing you with two separate studies to determine whether or not therapy for low testosterone is harmful to your health, we have earned a little more of your trust. These two articles are just a snapshot of the larger picture, which should be discussed in person with your provider.  For instance, a recent FDA ruling now requires labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products to reflect the possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes associated with testosterone use.

The medical staff here is one that is dedicated to improving the lives of men in the manner in which we know best. For more information regarding Titan T-Center & Weight Loss and low testosterone therapy, we invite you to contact our League City office at 832-738-1913.