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In the last several years, there has been a boom in the use of testosterone drugs for men purportedly suffering from low testosterone, or “Low T” as it is commonly known. Drug companies have aggressively marketed testosterone drugs to men, especially baby boomers, as a miracle drug that reverses the effects of aging and loss of sex drive.
Because of this aggressive marketing, almost 3% of men in the United States over 40 use Low T drugs. Most general practitioners prescribe Low T drugs without doing any diagnostic tests to determine whether the man is even suffering from low testosterone, otherwise known as, hypogonadism. In fact, as men age, a decrease in testosterone is natural.
Testosterone drugs have become a multibillion-dollar industry. Low T drugs are now more popular than Viagra. But lost in the pharmaceutical companies’ promotion of testosterone drugs are the very serious risks of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, and death associated with the use of these drugs.