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Setting the Record Straight on Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) has been in the news a lot as of late, and since we’re not shy about the benefits of its proper and informed application, we’re going to start this week’s post off with just the facts about the primary male sex hormone.

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  • Fact No. 1: Testosterone use in the United States tripled between 2001 and 2011 and then started to level off until 2014 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to men that using testosterone to delay some of the effects of aging might increase their risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Fact No. 2: The FDA also required a label change to inform doctors and patients of the possible increased risk.
  • Fact No. 3: After the FDA issued its warning, testosterone use dropped dramatically. Between 2013 and 2016, testosterone prescriptions dropped 48 percent for established users and 62 percent for new users.
  • Fact No. 4: There is no lack of evidence to support the pros or cons of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), and research will continue. As a result, you can expect to see future waves of increased and decreased use of TRT and increasing concern and confusion in the medical community and among the general public.

Anyone who follows the medical news has become accustomed to these conflicting reports and advisories, as evidenced in a continue reading

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