Study Confirms Testosterone Safety
One of the leading areas of contention in the medical field is testosterone safety. 2017 studies and current research should help put the minds of adults everywhere to ease – testosterone replacement therapy is safe to use when prescribed by a doctor with experience in the field of hormone replacement therapy.
More than one recent study confirms testosterone safety . If you are currently using TRT as a way of correct low testosterone levels, you can most likely breathe a sigh of relief at this point.
Here are some of the facts National HRT has gleaned from the latest testosterone safety studies :
|Study #1 – Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah|
The bottom line: testosterone replacement therapy reduced the risk of cardiovascular events
That study certainly revealed some compelling testosterone safety data , and here is some research that expanded into other areas:
|Study #2 – The Testosterone Trials – Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania – a series of studies at 12 academic medical centers|
Additional studies, including one from the Veterans Administration and one assessing members of the Kaiser Permanente California health care plan (8,808 men) also show a reduced risk of cardiovascular events. Since heart health has always been the biggest concern associated with TRT, men now have the proof that testosterone therapy offers way more benefits than risks.
Safety of Different Testosterone Therapy Options
Of course, not all forms of testosterone therapy are the same. Here is an in-depth look at the individual types of TRT and their potential risk factors:
- Safety of testosterone shots – the biggest risk here over the other methods of testosterone replacement therapy is injection site redness, irritation, or pain.
- Safety of testosterone gels – here, the concern is more for other people. Testosterone gel has the highest risk of cross contamination for those who come into contact with the treated area.
- Safety of testosterone pills – doctors do not recommend testosterone pills due to the high level of toxicity when the pills enter the liver.
- Testosterone patch safety – as with gel, testosterone patches pose a cross-contamination risk to others, especially if they happen to fall off in bed and stick to one’s partner.
- Testosterone pellets safety – although relatively safe, if an issue occurs, testosterone pellets are extremely difficult to remove from the body, posing a serious health concern. There are also reports of them working their way out of the body from underneath the skin.
What is the Safest Way to Use Testosterone Therapy?
There are two main issues of concern when it comes to TRT safety. Testosterone replacement therapy must be prescribed by a doctor. Any individual who seeks the purchase of testosterone in any form without physician approval is putting his or her health and well-being at risk.
The balancing of hormone levels is serious business. Every hormone has a job to do in the body. If one of these chemical messengers is out of balance, it can cause a spiraling effect that could impact other hormones, as is the case with testosterone.
Increasing any hormone past its natural point not only raises the risk of severe side effects, but it could also cause the body to stop production of the hormone in question.
The doctors at National HRT caution everyone against seeking purchase of hormones from unregulated sources online. Not only is it necessary to receive blood testing and physical examination to ensure what hormone is needed, and at what dosage, but buying testosterone and other types of HRT from the black market could be dangerous for these reasons:
- You, as the purchaser, are subject to legal prosecution
- There is no guarantee that you will receive what you paid for – there are many shady companies on the internet
- You could receive a medication that is counterfeit, diluted, expired, or bacterially tainted