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Have you, or a loved one, suffered heart disease, stroke, or death while taking a low testosterone supplement drug? You may be entitled to compensation. Fill out the contact form at right, or call 1-800-917-4000 to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer from the immediately. There have been studies recently showing that taking testosterone supplements leads to an increased likelihood of suffering from heart disease, stroke, blood clots, or even death. These side effects are serious, and have caused many of those on low testosterone therapy to take a second look at whether or not it is worth the risk to be using the drugs.

Symptoms of Low Testosterone

Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone in the body. When a man goes through puberty, his testosterone levels naturally increase. However, as the body ages, it begins to produce less and less of the hormone. When the levels go down, the male may experience:

  • Anemia
  • Depression
  • Weight Gain, especially around the mid-section
  • Reduced bone density
  • Tiredness
  • Erectile dysfunction

Having adequate levels of testosterone is described by some as, “what makes a man, feel like a man.” When men start to feel like something is amiss, they will often be diagnosed with low testosterone. While there are some individuals that suffer from low, or no, testosterone levels, many of these men are just going through the natural progression of aging.

Popularity of Low Testosterone Treatment

Treatment for those suffering from lower than normal levels of testosterone is not a new concept. However, the popularity of the treatment has grown tremendously since the turn of the century. In fact, in the year 2000, there were approximately 1 million men who were on a low testosterone therapy treatment. By the year 2011, the number of men taking supplements grew to over 5.3 million. These men are prescribed a drug that many of them do not understand. They have never been told about the risk of heart disease, stroke, or even death.

Side Effects of Low Testosterone Drugs

Like any prescription drug, testosterone supplements have side effects. Many of them are mild and not dangerous (although annoying), such as acne, rash at the application site, headache or change in sex drive. But there are many more that can be quite serious, such as the risk of cardiovascular disease that has been studied and reported by many news groups. Other serious side effects include:

  • Blood clots
  • Stroke
  • Liver Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Many more

Often, men take testosterone supplements to feel like a young man again when they have low, but not abnormally low, levels of testosterone. They are putting themselves at serious risk for a youthful feel.

Low T Therapy Industry Growth

Androgel, the most prescribed low testosterone drug, is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. The sale of this one drug brought in revenues that topped $593 million in 2010. Just 2 years later, those sales soared to $1.33 billion. The entire low testosterone industry has seen surges in sales during the past few years in part due to loosening FDA restrictions, and an influx of advertisement. The top 10 drugs to treat low T are:

  • Androgel
  • Androderm
  • Axiron
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta Gel
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

Contact Phillips Dayes

If you, or a loved one, have suffered any one of the severe side effects from taking a low testosterone drug, contact immediately. You can fill out the contact form on this page, or call 1-800-917-4000 to schedule your free consultation with a highly trained personal injury lawyer. Phillips Dayes has the ability to work with clients in all 50 states.

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