Other side effects include increased risk of heart problems in older men with poor mobility, according to a 2009 study at Boston Medical Center. A 2017 study published in JAMA found that treatments increase coronary artery plaque volume. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires manufactures to include a notice on the labeling that states taking testosterone treatments can lead to possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The FDA recommends that patients using testosterone should seek medical attention right away if they have these symptoms:
Male menopause is a very real condition that men can face as they age. Everything about its progression is directly linked to a decrease in testosterone levels. It's been said that testosterone is what makes men, well, men. Your testosterone is your mojo. From a healthy sex drive, high energy levels and sleep patterns to weight and emotional health, testosterone drives your quality of life. Of course, when you're "young," you're at the top of your game, right? I bet you didn't know that when men hit the age of 30, their testosterone decreases by 1 percent each year after.
After review of the results of the initial blood tests, if the doctor decides that it’s safe and appropriate to start testosterone replacement therapy, a prescription for one month’s testosterone replacement therapy will be authorised. A further blood test will be needed after three weeks to see how you are responding to treatment. All being well, a further five months of treatment will be authorised before another blood test is needed to check your testosterone levels , a year after treatment is initiated, and each year after that, further blood tests will then be needed to ensure that the ideal level of testosterone in your body is maintained and that your continued use of testosterone replacement therapy remains safe. We will be checking for indications of prostate or blood problems that can occur.