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Male Rejuvenation is Detrimental to your Health, Pro and Con

Male Rejuvenation is detrimental to your health, pros and cons

(from AUA News, September 2016)

Pro (agree… testosterone is detrimental) by Dr.Mohit Khera.  There has been a exponential growth of male rejuvenation clinics in the US.,Their primary treatment is testosterone therapy.  The FDA is concerned about increased coronary events.  However a low testosterone can be associated with obesity, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome which includes hypertension.  Testosterone therapy has been shown to improve cardiovascular health and decrease mortality.  Yet, metanalysis ( review of several studies from many medical centers) show that testosterone increases the risk of cardiovascular events.  Cons by Drs. Ben-Chama and Thomas Walsh claim vets with untreated hypogonadism have an increased incidence of cardio-vascular deaths.  All health care providers must embrace informed consent.

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami
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