Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

Scientific research is updated daily, often with seemingly contradictory results. This often makes medical advice difficult to follow. A number of lawsuits have recently been filed against the makers of testosterone therapy drugs because of their link to increased risk of heart attacks and stroke. Many of these claims were filed after the FDA cautioned Americans about the risks associated with testosterone therapy.

Testosterone is often used to treat men with hypogonadism. The condition, which causes low testosterone levels, frequently occurs in men with head injuries or problems with the testicles. A 2013 study reported testosterone may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and deaths.

A new study, however, disagrees. Salt Lake City researchers announced this week that they found no link between testosterone treatment and heart attack or stroke risks. This flies in the face of other studies that found first time testosterone users were 40 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who did not use the drugs.

As the medical community continues to research this issue, the lawsuits continue to pile up. A growing number of plaintiffs have claimed the drugs did not adequately offer warnings about health risks, and that not enough research was done before the product began being marketed.

Though this most recent study may seem to contradict those that came before, the ultimate outcome is the same: more research is needed to settle the debate. Thousands of people undergo testosterone therapy each year and deserve to know just the risks associated with the treatment.

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