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Testosterone Supplements side effects dangerous to Men's Health

by Ralph Teller

Testosterone Supplements have a 30% higher risk for adverse cardiovascular events, including death

Our short sighted Popular culture advocates for the quick artificial fixes. Relating to health, these short sighted fixes can diminish good health. The same holds true for this culture pushing Testosterone Supplements.

Men taking Testosterone Supplements have a 30% higher risk for adverse cardiovascular events, including death, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Also, a National Institutes of Health study of testosterone supplementation in men was terminated early in 2010 as a result of an excess of cardiovascular events.

Testosterone supplements have become the new popular culture rave, where direct-to-consumer advertising is driving the demand, as well as campaigns targeted at physicians by companies marketing testosterone. This popular trend now lures a large percentage of men to take testosterone supplements without an underlying medical need.

Also, there is some debate and concern whether taking Testosterone Supplements decreases the ability of the body to naturally produce testosterone, thereby causing reliance in taking supplements.

Men taking Testosterone Supplements (absent a medical need) are harming their health.

Keep it Natural! Men should seek natural ways to increase their testosterone levels. See Natural Ways to Increase Testosterone. Also, diet can play a role in increasing testosterone levels. See Foods to Boost Testosterone.

Testosterone is vital to a man's health. In addition to impacting male sexuality, testosterone effects growth of muscle mass and strength, increased bone density and strength, stimulation of bone health, and plays a role in red blood cell production.

Consult your Doctor before taking Testosterone Supplements and ask about Side Effects!

If your testosterone levels are very low and need to be more quickly increased with Testosterone Supplements as recommended by your doctor, the natural ways of increasing testosterone levels can also be helpful. You can replenish your testosterone stores with injections, gels, pills or patches. Discuss with your physician before taking Testosterone Supplements. Ask your doctor about potential side effects of taking testosterone supplement, which could include acne, high cholesterol, shrunken testicles and liver damage. Further, don't take supplements like DHEA or androstenedione to boost testosterone; they might increase your risks of prostate cancer and heart disease.

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Articles on Increasing Testosterone

PublicationAssociation of Testosterone Therapy With Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in Men With Low Testosterone Levels, Rebecca Vigen, MD, MSCS, Journal of the American Medical Association

PublicationMen With High Testosterone May Live Longer, Metaba.Net

Low Testosterone Linked to Increase Risk of Death, Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

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PublicationSoy Formula Can Reduce Testosterone Levels, Dr. Richard Sharpe, Senior scientist at the Medical Research Council Human Reproductive Sciences Unit in Edinburgh

PublicationEffect of Exercise on Serum Sex Hormones in Men: A 12-Month Randomized Clinical Trial , Vivian N. Hawkins; Karen Foster-Schubert, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

PublicationHighest Testosterone Levels Equal Lowest Risk for CV Events, Lisa Nainggolan, Medscape, Heartwire

PublicationEffects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Testosterone Levels in Men, S. Pilz, Medical University of Graz, Austria, National Institute of Health

PublicationSoy Linked to Low Sperm Count, HealthDay News: Eating half a serving of soy food a day lowers sperm concentrations and may play a role in male infertility, particularly in obese men, Harvard University researchers report. The reason for this relationship between soy and sperm count isn't clear. However, researchers speculate that soy increases estrogen activity, which may have a negative affect on sperm production and also interfere with other hormonal signals.


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