Testosterone supplements have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) to treat only certain, and relatively rare, medical conditions that
slow or halt natural production of the hormone in males. Drug manufacturers
are free to market a drug and physicians are free to prescribe it however
they see fit once the FDA approves of it for at least one use, and that
is exactly what has happened for most testosterone supplements. Pharmaceutical
giants and health magazines alike have hocked testosterone supplements
to men nearing their gray years as a cure for signs of aging, and they
have done so with no regard to the potential health risks.
According to information gathered by the FDA, there was a near-100% spike
between the years of 2009 and 2013 in the number of men getting testosterone
booster shots. When the diagnoses were analyzed to determine
why so many men were either prescribed this treatment or had requested it
themselves, the majority cited an unclear, partly-ambiguous symptom noted
as “testicular hypofunction.” Some health officials believe
this to be one of many scapegoat conditions created by big pharma to treat
a just-as-vague disability they call “Low T” for “abnormally”
low levels of testosterone.
Is Low T Real? If So, Does It Require Treatment?
As a man ages, he will naturally begin to produce less and less testosterone.
In fact, the aging process in both males and females includes a generally
lessened production amount of all hormones, testosterone, estrogen, or
otherwise. The conceptual illness of Low T notes this steady decline and
declares it is responsible for the other adverse effects of a natural
aging process, such as increased lethargy, weakened libidos, and body
fait gains. Low T appears to rely on the idea that correlation is causation,
has not taken the necessary steps to prove this theory, but still prescribes
testosterone boosters to cure it.
The FDA has taken action to protect men from potentially dangerous testosterone
drugs and supplements by calling for additional and precise clinical trials.
Currently, there is evidence that testosterone supplements cause strokes
and heart attacks, as well as blood clots.
If you have more questions or concerns about a low-testosterone drug regimen
you have been taking, you can
contact Morelli Law Firm. Our low-testosterone drug attorneys can review your claim during a
free initial consultation to determine if you have the grounds to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer
that has caused you harm. Call