• 25,000 Men Prove Testosterone is Safe

    by Dr. Susan Sklar
    on Aug 1st, 2014

A recent report of a large study of 25,000 men over age 65 showed that testosterone use does not cause increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The report was released July 2, 2014.   

In fact, in this study funded by the National Institutes of Health, the men using testosterone had a lower incidence of heart attacks.  This confirms what has been known for many years in a large body of scientific evidence—that testosterone use is safe. 

Testosterone actually has protective effects on the lining of blood vessels and has the potential for lowering risk of cardiovascular disease.  It has to be properly administered and monitored, however.  There has been confusion on the topic recently due to some studies showing problems.  In one study, men over age 65 had more heart attacks on testosterone and men under 65 had more heart attacks if they already had heart disease.  In this study, there was no testing or monitoring for blood levels of testosterone or clotting levels. 

Ultimately, further studies are needed to refine and clarify the issue, but in the meantime, we know that using testosterone helps you feel better in myriad ways and, with the careful monitoring at the Sklar Center, is safe.

Author Dr. Susan Sklar

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