What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy?

On Behalf of | Aug 27, 2014 | Defective Drugs |

Aging is a constant process and no one yet has figured out a way to slow down the biological clock and allow us to hold on to our strength and vitality forever. Yet to hear some of the claims made by the producers of testosterone therapy products, one would think that they have found a way for men to do just that. But what the makers of these products tend to not highlight in their marketing are the potential hazards of using the various gels and creams they sell.

A study that was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 cautioned of an increased risk of heart attacks in men who undergo testosterone treatment. And while strokes and heart attacks are certainly of primary concern regarding possible side effects, what other negative effects might a testosterone product user be subject to?

According to the Mayo Clinic, testosterone therapy may bring about the following symptoms in patients:

  • An increased chance of developing deep vein thrombosis, a condition that could ultimately cause a blockage of blood flow in your lungs
  • Skin conditions such as acne
  • An increased growth of prostate cancer or increased noncancerous prostate growth
  • The shrinkage of testes or inhibited production of sperm
  • An enlargement of the breasts

As you can see, testosterone therapy can trigger a host of rather unpleasant conditions. When you start adding up all these side effects, you get a picture of a treatment where the cure may be worse than the malady.

Of course, the risk of heart attack is of paramount worry regarding the possible negative outcomes associated with the treatment. If you have experienced a cardiac event and suspect that testosterone products were in some measure responsible, you may have grounds for seeking recompense.

An attorney who focuses on testosterone therapy cases may be able to assess your circumstances and recommend a suitable course of action.