In a study out of the University of Texas, men who are getting testosterone replacement therapy are not at an increased risk for clots in their veins.
“Venous thromboembolism is a disease where blood clots form in the veins and cause blockages. The most common forms of VTE are deep vein thrombosis, which occurs often in the legs and pulmonary embolism, which is a clot in the lungs. VTE is the third most common cardiovascular illness, after heart attack and stoke.”
The press release from UTMB goes on to say:
“In 2014, the Federal Drug Administration required manufacturers to add a warning about potential risks of VTE to the label of all approved testosterone products. . . The warning, however, is based primarily on post-marketing drug surveillance and case reports. To date, there have been no published comparative, large-scale studies examining the association of testosterone therapy and the risk of VTE.”
Because of the FDA label and the broad media attention it has received, there are many men with medically confirmed low testosterone who are afraid to receive testosterone therapy because they fear getting blood clots. The large study from Texas has helped to ease those fears. Other studies have shown that men with higher levels of testosterone have fewer cardiac problems. Read more
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