Low Testosterone

Low Testosterone Side Effects vs. Drug Side Effects: Which Are Worse?

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Testosterone levels fluctuate throughout a man’s life. In fact, as men grow older, average testosterone levels gradually decline. And many men whose normal testosterone levels fall turn to low testosterone (Low T) therapy. These products help reverse low testosterone side effects, including: low energy, decreased muscle mass and poor libido. Low T comes in may different forms, from gels and patches to pellets as well as injections. This article explains possible low testosterone side effects from low t therapy.

Low Testosterone Side Effects and Hypogonadism

No matter their form, doctors prescribe low t treatments to men with a testosterone deficiency known as hypogonadism. Research shows that men who suffer from hypogonadism do benefit from low testosterone treatments.

However, most men buying Low T therapy drugs don’t actually suffer from hypogonadism. Healthy men with a normal drop in testosterone levels now seek low T therapy in order to reverse aging’s effects. Notably, low T therapies can restore sex drive, increase energy levels, and improve mood. Many doctors find no legitimate benefits from low T therapies for healthy aging men not suffering from hypogonadism.

Low Testosterone Side Effects That Come From Low T Treatments

Thousands of men who had heart attacks or strokes are filing claims against Low T drug manufacturers, including:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • Upjohn

Aging men with heart disease are more likely to develop cardiovascular problems after using Low T drugs like AndroGel. That’s because T therapy may raise red blood cell count without increasing blood plasma. Whenever there are too many red blood cells without enough plasma, then blood clots become much more likely. Those blood clots can cause many harmful side effects, including heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and other injuries.

FDA Warning Calls Out Dangerous Cardiovascular Low Testosterone Side Effects

In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about low testosterone side effects among men. As a result, manufacturers updated all product warning labels. These labels now mention increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and blood clots as well as other cardiovascular events.

How to Get Justice for Harmful Low Testosterone Side Effects

A federal multi-district litigation, or MDL, is now centralizing all claims within northern Illinois. If either you or a loved one experienced dangerous low testosterone side effects, you may have an eligible claim. Eligible claimants may receive financial compensation for medical expenses as well as lost wages. To see if you may qualify, fill out your free Low T compensation evaluation form today. Once we receive your information, an experienced advocate in your area will call to discuss your compensation options.

Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.