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TRT and Blood Clots—Research Shows No Direct Connection

A doctor measures the blood pressure of a male patient. There is no evidence linking TRT to blood clotting events, but preventative monitoring represents best practices.

Patients seeking treatment for chronic low testosterone often express concern about a potential link between Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and increased blood pressure and blood clotting that could lead to heart attacks or strokes. Although an understandable concern, it’s important to understand the facts about how testosterone affects the viscosity (thickness) of a patient’s blood…

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TRT and Cardiovascular Disease: International Panel Finds Benefits Instead of Increased Risks

A young man wearing protective eye glasses works at a microscope, possibly researching a connection between TRT and cardiovascular disease.

Poorly-researched claims of a dangerous increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) have been circulated by the popular health media over the years. Reliable scientific studies reviewed by international experts fail to support the hysteria. In fact, the most reliable research available leans toward Low Testosterone, not TRT, as a likely…

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Abdominal Obesity—A Warning Sign of Low Testosterone

A dark-haired doctor in a white lab coat measures the waist of a middle-aged man who is out of shape, possibly in preparation for a discussion on the affects of abdominal obesity on low testosterone levels.

Low testosterone (hypogonadism) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) should be part of the conversation you’re having with your medical provider, particularly if you’re overweight. Recent studies link abdominal obesity—accompanied by symptoms—to low testosterone levels. These studies show the need for both patients and physicians to be aware of both the warning signs and the complications associated with…

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The Benefits and Risks of TRT: Scientific Research Delivers the Facts

A researcher wearing glasses, mask, and white lab coat looks into a microscope. Scientific research reveals the facts about TRT.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is being prescribed at higher rates than ever before, but what does medical science reveal about the effectiveness of TRT? Current research supports the following overall conclusions: There are a wide range of potential health benefits that may improve the quality of life for patients experiencing the symptoms of hypogonadism (the clinical…

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Evidence Mounting—TRT May Be Safe for Men With Prostate Cancer History

A doctor wearing a white lab coat is reading information on a tablet computer, possibly reviewing the latest research regarding TRT for men with prostate cancer history.

Mounting evidence indicates that Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is probably safe for treating the symptoms of hypogonadism (chronic low testosterone) in men with a history of prostate cancer (PCa). Although the medical community has not reached a definitive conclusion and more specifics are still needed, several studies in line with this favorable trend were presented at the recent…

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Gynecomastia and TRT

Gynecomastia and TRT

Gynecomastia (commonly called “man boobs”) is the development of breasts in men, usually caused by too much estrogen. Men who are undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy that is not properly administered may develop gynecomastia, which is why almost all our patients are prescribed an aromatase inhibitor from the beginning of treatment. In this video, we discuss:…

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