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Low Testosterone (Low-T)

Testosterone blood test and treatment of low testosterone is becoming more common due to increased marketing by pharmaceutical companies.
After age of 30 there is gradual decrease in the level of testosterone. Clinically low testosterone can lead to symptoms of weakness, fatigue, depression, low sex drive and decrease in fertility.
Treatment of the low testosterone is daily gel or patch, however if fertility is the issue injections can also be used. Prescriptions for the treatment have quadrupled over the past 10 years. Treatment of Low-T is beneficial for aging men with debilitating symptoms.
There is a recent study published by UCLA point to caution in treatment of Low-T with testosterone. It shows that men over 65 years of age have double the risk of heart attack with testosterone therapy. Patients younger than 65 with heart disease also have doubled the risk of heart attack. Due to this study the FDA is currently reviewing the testosterone therapy.

 http://www.webmd.com/men/features/low-testosterone-explained-how-do-you-know-when-levels-are-too-low
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/use-of-testosterone-therapy-and-249918.aspx

 

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