With millions of men still using testosterone enhancing treatments without having the medical condition it was designed for many doctors are worried men aren’t considering the true cost of these products.
We Do Not Know the True Risks of Testosterone Treatments
Throughout the years, testosterone products such as patches, gels, and injections had been prescribed to men who experienced “low testosterone”, also known as “Low-T”. As it turns out, some doctors prescribed the meds to men who had no medical reason for them.
Testosterone treatments grew to be a $2 billion industry after doctors started prescribing the products to men left and right, often without taking a blood test to check for medical disorders.
Typical symptoms used to diagnose “Low-T”:
- Decreased libido
- Lack of energy
- Feelings of sadness
- Falling asleep after dinner
The problem with these symptoms is that they’re general and common. Testosterone levels change greatly throughout the day and depend on many factors, like what time of day it is, medications the man’s taking, how he’s been sleeping, and even how his favorite sports team is doing. A single low testosterone reading is not enough show a problem.
Testosterone levels naturally decline by about 1% every year after age 30. That slight decline is music to the pharmaceutical industry’s ears—a great way to create a “Fountain of Youth” and earn more money.
Experts Point to Heart Attacks, Strokes from T-Therapy
After the FDA became aware that testosterone products were being prescribed to men without an actual medical disorder, it required drug makers to label the products with the conditions they’re supposed to treat.
T-therapy is meant only to treat hypogonadism, a condition in which the male body does not produce enough testosterone. Men are either born with hypogonadism or develop it later in life from an infection or injury.
Related: Testosterone Therapy Lawsuit Update
Our testosterone therapy lawyers are currently accepting cases involving heart attack, stroke and cardiac death in patients who took testosterone-enhancing drugs. If you or someone you love was seriously injured by a testosterone treatment, contact our firm as soon as possible. We review cases for free and we accept clients nationwide.