Choosing between good sex and death

On one hand, having low-Testosterone can do havoc to our cardiovascular health (while one causes the other, guys with low Testosterone have higher weight, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure resulting in a weak heart), but as I have been saying repeatedly, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in form of Axiron, Androgel, and other gels is not the answer.  In a study that should make all of us men rethink how we maintain our libido, how we keep our metabolism good in middle age, and how we maintain our overall health, it has been found (the research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association or JAMA) that TRT can cause heart attacks, strokes, and even death. 

Now, before you conclude that merely applying a Testosterone gel will stop your heart and make you drop dead, try to analyze how you reached a point that you needed TRT.  Unless you are like me (a nice, sweet guy who thrives primarily on an extremely low-fat, low calorie diet and does not consume enough zinc, and loved to run rather than lift weights), chances are that you are a middle aged dude who has dozens of pounds of extra weight, more likely around the tummy, someone too busy/lazy to exercise, has high level of stress due to work/family matters, consumes a lot of processed foods and beverages, and does not get enough sleep.  When some or all of these conditions exist, it is very likely that you also have a heart with problems and low-T.



So how do Testosterone gels kill?  It is no secret that enough research was never done to study the side effects and dangers of Testosterone therapy.  At this no one knows what are the risks and no one cares as long as drug manufacturers can get their money (the way pharmaceutical companies work is to get a drug to the market as quickly as possible, bombard the consumers with commercials creating a false impression that they are sick and need a prescription drug so that they should ask their doctor about it, sell as much as possible, and if people start to drop dead, then, fight a few patients as hard as possible in court, and settle with the rest) and patients can feel good about whatever imaginary illness they have.  From this study, it can be concluded that artificially introduced Testosterone hormone in the body increases the risk of clotting leading to strokes and heart attacks.  Death is also an outcome in some cases.

Can you sue the Testosterone gel manufacturers to get compensation?  If you have suffered a stroke or heart attack since starting Testosterone therapy, it is time to meet with a lawyer to discuss if there is enough cause for a product liability lawsuit for personal injury or death (in case your loved one died).  Expect a long and painful battle because for the pharma companies billions of dollars are at stake.  Expect them to take every single data on your (and those of your family members) health since you were born to prove that the fault is entirely yours and they did nothing wrong, but your attorney will tell you what to do and how to go about it.  The best time to sue, of course, will be when and if the FDA forces a recall of the product or bans it or issues a black box warning.

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