Did you know that the latest research seems to suggest that testosterone replacement therapy may actually decrease your risk of heart attack?
For many years, despite an overabundance of evidence to the contrary, it has been said that testosterone replacement therapy could increase the risk of heart disease. Not only have many recent studies debunked this commonly held misconception, the latest research suggests that just the opposite is true – testosterone replacement can actually decrease a man’s risk of heart attack.
The study, published in the European Heart Journal found that increasing the testosterone levels in men with low testosterone who have suffered a previous heart attack, helped to prevent a second heart attack or other cardiovascular issues.
New Study on Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Heart Attacks
This is a landmark study, whose results will be very hard to dismiss because of the sheer number of men involved. Nearly 90,000 male military veterans participated in the study. The researchers split them into three groups: those given some testosterone but not enough to return to normal levels, those who were given enough to return to normal, and those who were left untreated, and so remained with low-T.
The men were then followed over the next 5 to 6 years. There were not very significant differences between the men who were untreated, and those who were given testosterone, but were still left below an optimal testosterone level.
However, the differences between the men who had been returned to normal testosterone, and the other two groups was substantial. According to Dr. Rajat Baru, a cardiologist at Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and one of the lead researchers on the project, “the men whose levels returned to normal were shown to have a 56 percent less risk of dying during the follow-up period and were 24 percent less likely to have a heart attack. Lastly, they were 36 percent less likely to have a stroke.”
Other benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy
In addition to possibly lowering your risk of a heart attack, there are many more benefits to testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone therapy has been shown to:
- Make you feel stronger and improve stamina
- Improve sexual performance and increase libido
- Help you focus more and think more clearly
- Increase muscle mass and strengthen your bones
- Fight depression and anxiety, improve your moods
- Help you sleep better
- Renew vitality, and help you to look, and feel like a “new man”
If you are a man over 35, and just feel like you are losing your edge, testosterone optimization may help. However, the only way to find out if testosterone replacement therapy is right for you, is to see a qualified doctor.
Contact our office today for a free consultation. You may even qualify for your first month’s supply of testosterone absolutely FREE!