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Doctor cites misuse of testosterone at American Urological Association meeting

June 11th, 2014

Testosterone booster use and misuse could be the cause of several new health problems, says University of Kansas MD Anjay Nangia. Doctor Nangia spoke at the American Urological Association about overuse of testosterone in men who may not need it, including at least 25% of males who are prescribed testosterone without undergoing clinical testing necessary to determine potential conditions requiring testosterone, such as hypogonadism.

Nangia highlighted several new health issues that could be linked to increased testosterone use, including inatrogenic infertility and cardiovascular events among older men using Low T drugs. A recent placebo-controlled trial was halted after a large number of men in the trial undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) suffered cardiovascular events, including heart attacks.

Doctors have cited a lack of necessary research as cause for concern, combined with the number of “testosterone clinics” that are appearing in the U.S. and prescribing the drugs to men. The clinics sell testosterone boosters for cash and are often ran by people who lack the medical specialty to diagnose low testosterone.

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