Testosterone is an androgen, or male hormone, produced by the body — specifically in the testes. It is responsible for helping to maintain reproductive tissues and bone strength, stimulate and maintain sexual function and sperm production, and increase muscle mass and strength.
Related to the male body, there is a numerical range that describes a normal level of testosterone, which is maintained in tandem by the brain and testes. After the age of 30, testosterone levels naturally begin to decline, although the level should not generally fall below 300 ng/dL.
Low testosterone, or Low-T, can result from signaling issues between the testes and brain or a defect in the testes. Medically, this condition is called hypogonadism. Decreased energy, reduced sex drive, sexual dysfunction, and mood or body changes can all be signs of Low-T. In addition to symptoms — which sometimes mirror those of other medical issues — the main way to identify Low-T is by performing blood tests.
Therapy products developed to treat low testosterone — which come in the form of gels, patches, pellets, and injections — are a popular solution among older men seeking to temper the affects of aging as well as younger men who desire physical enhancement. However, in recent years, testosterone therapy lawsuits have developed due to injury reports by thousands of men who have used AndroGel and similar testosterone therapy products.
Increased risks associated with Low-T treatments include:
- Heart attack
- Heart disease
- Pulmonary embolism
In some cases, Low-T treatments have even been linked to death. There is also ongoing dialogue about the increased risk of prostate cancer in connection with testosterone therapy.
Emerging research warns of the complications of Low-T therapies, with pertinent information sponsored by such reputable organizations and publications as the National Cancer Institute and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). You may have a case if you or someone you love has experienced any of the adverse effects associated with Low-T treatments while participating in a prescribed therapy.
At McDivitt Law Firm, we feel that you deserve information that may be relevant to your rights as a consumer. We want to alert you to a potential claim regarding this medication that you or someone you know may have been prescribed.
We may be able to help you if:
- You have suffered a heart attack or stroke while undergoing a therapy treatment for low testosterone.
- You have developed heart disease.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the health risks listed above in association with Low-T treatment, please contact us for a confidential case evaluation.