The Food and Drug Administration says there's little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of American men are favorable, though the agency is also unconvinced by studies indicating serious dangers are carried by the hormone. The group said it's particularly important for men who have had a heart attack, stroke or other heart-related event http://tinyurl.com/jkhvqy9
in the previous six months to avert testosterone treatment. On the other hand, testosterone therapy is safe and effective for the treatment of young men with hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency) that resulted from a disease of the testes, pituitary or hypothalamus. Having too much body fat affects your hormone balance of estrogen/ estradiol and testosterone.
We're also requiring makers of approved testosterone products to run a well-designed clinical trial to address the issue of whether an increased danger of stroke or heart attack
exists among users of the products. We advocate health care professionals and patients to report side effects including
testosterone products to the FDA MedWatch program, using the advice in the Contact FDA" carton at the bottom of the page.
Men and women in the United States have used testosterone therapy since the late 1930s, in many instances for more than 40 years - with just rare adverse effects. The number of girls in America currently on testosterone treatment is estimated to be in the tens of thousands - miniscule compared with the millions prescribed oral estrogen-progestin regimens, like Provera and Premarin. With a growing recognition of testosterone's gains for girls, those amounts may improve, http://tinyurl.com/jkhvqy9
but it might still be a little while before the treatment reaches the mainstream.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required makers of all approved testosterone products to add info on the labels to clarify the accepted uses of the medications and include information about possible increased risks of heart attacks and strokes in patients taking testosterone. But patients and doctors must consider risks and the benefits of providing testosterone supplementation to patients based on the advice provided by the FDA and other research.