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