Testosterone Treatment FAQs
Testosterone therapy can have several side effects, including:
- Increased Red Blood Cell Count
More red blood cells can cause blood thickening, which can make blood clotting and strokes more likely.
- Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea occurs when breathing is disrupted during sleep. When untreated, it can cause cardiovascular issues such as hypertension or heart failure.
- Breast Enlargement
Men may experience breast growth while taking testosterone-boosting drugs.
These are just a few of the risks associated with Low Testosterone treatment. Speak with your doctor before starting or stopping testosterone-boosting drugs or supplements.
Testosterone is a hormone that stimulates and maintains sexual function in males. When testing reveals that it is below normal levels in a man’s body, he can use a variety of products—in the form of gels or creams, pills, or injections—to boost his testosterone levels and increase sex drive, energy, and motivation.
Two of the most common testosterone boosting drugs are AndroGel and Axiron, which are both prescription drugs applied on the skin. There are also a variety of over-the-counter supplements not evaluated by the FDA.
If you think your heart attack or stroke may have been caused by low testosterone drugs, you should discuss the possibility with your doctor as soon as possible.After getting the treatment you need, contact a drug injury lawyer at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough. We have more than 35 years of experience helping drug injury victims, and we’re here to help you get compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. Dial (800) 210-8503 or complete a free online form to get the experienced representation you deserve, today.
The statute of limitations—or time limit you have to file a drug injury lawsuit—can vary based on a variety of factors, including where you live and the date you discovered your injury. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we handle cases across the country every day, and we can provide you with the information you need to protect your right to file a lawsuit. Contact us today.