Testosterone Therapy Found to Cause Heart Attacks, Stroke and Death

Your Nevada personal injury lawyer, Ed Bernstein, is currently filing lawsuits against testosterone therapy drugs.

Testosterone therapy might raise the risk of heart attack in men, according to a new study published in January 2014.  The study found that the risk of heart attack in men older than 65 doubled, and those younger than 65 with a history heart disease also had their risk doubled, if not tripled, during the first 90 days of therapy.


 

The study was published in PLoS One and was conducted by a research team that included experts from Consolidated Research, the U.S National Cancer Institute and the University of California-Los Angeles.

It is also believed that testosterone causes blood clotting.  This could be an issue of concern, due to the fact that older men often tend to have thinner blood vessels.

Testosterone therapy is typically given in gel, patch or injection form.  Some of the different kinds of testosterone therapies, from the most popular to the least, include: Androgel, Depo-Testosterone, Axiron, Testim, Androderm, Fortesta, Delatestryl, Methiest, Testred, Android and Straint.

Doctors recommend testosterone therapy in order to treat the effects of hypogonadism. Hypogonadism is the condition in which the body does not produce enough testosterone, the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development.

In recent years, commercials have been directly marketed to consumers, urging them to consider treating the symptoms of low testosterone also known as “Low T.”  These therapies are said to help overcome energy loss, mood changes and low sex drive.

In fact, testosterone therapies have been so successful that the sales of one testosterone gel, Androgel, exceeded those of Viagra in 2013.

If you or someone you know live in the Las Vegas area and have suffered from a heart attack or other ill effects due to using testosterone therapies, make sure to contact your Nevada personal injury attorney, Ed Bernstein.  Call 888-235-3090 or communicate via live chat to get your case started right away.

About the Author:

Ed Bernstein
Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada and one of the state’s premier personal injury attorneys. He has also served as an alternate judge for the City of Las Vegas Municipal Court and as an alternate judge for the City of North Las Vegas. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

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