Local Health Alert: Low Testosterone Treatment

Recommended by Dr. Michael White, Updated on November 7th, 2020

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - There has been plenty of talk recently about the benefits of testosterone replacement therapy for men..

However, there are a few dangers men need to know about.

Drugs in the form of gels, injections, and patches have promised to raise testosterone levels and help men reclaim their youth and increase their libido.

"Low-T" treatments have been marketed to middle aged men as "cure all" treatments aimed at boosting sex drive, reducing fatigue, improving mood, and facilitating weight loss.

However, there are growing concerns about the side effects of these therapies following findings of several notable studies.

The FDA is investigating the risk of cardiovascular injury, stroke, and death in men exposed to testosterone .

Rob Booth with Atlas Men's Health in Memphis was a recent guest on Local 24 Mid-day.

He said the most important thing that a man can do before considering any sort of testosterone replacement is to speak with their doctor first.

"I think the take home message is that testosterone therapy is not new. It's been around since the 1940's. It seems new because of all the consumer advertising that has taken place in recent years, but the take home message is it's safe if it's done by a medical professional and it's monitored properly," Booth said.

"Low T" therapy is big business..

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