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Testosterone Therapy May Actually Increase Your Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack and Death

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  • After age 30, a man’s testosterone levels begin to decline and continue to do so as he ages, leading to symptoms such as decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and difficulties with concentration and memory
  • Conventional treatment for low testosterone revolves around synthetic testosterone hormone replacement therapy, using either a testosterone cream, gel or patch
  • Recent research has raised a red flag, warning men that testosterone therapy may increase your risk of dying from a sudden stroke or heart attack
  • The study found that testosterone use was associated with a 29 percent increased risk for an adverse event—regardless of whether they had underlying coronary heart disease or not
  • Dietary and exercise changes, particularly limiting sugar/fructose, eating healthy saturated fats and engaging in high-intensity exercises, Power Plate, and strength training, can be very effective at boosting testosterone levels naturally

By Dr. Mercola

While primarily associated with the notion of "manhood" and the attributes this word conjures up, the androgenic sex hormone testosterone plays an important role in a man's health and wellbeing over and beyond those related to sexual prowess.


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