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Jatenzo Approved for Men With Low Testosterone

Posted 30 Mar 2019 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 – Jatenzo (testosterone undecanoate) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat men with low testosterone, medically called hypogonadism. The approval covers men with low levels of the male hormone due to specific medical conditions, including genetic disorders such as Klinefelter syndrome or tumors that have damaged the pituitary gland, the...

Supplemental Steroids, Testosterone May Lower Men's Sperm Counts

Posted 27 Mar 2019 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 – Men who abuse hormones such as testosterone or steroids for bodybuilding can have declines in sperm and testosterone production, researchers say. The good news: these changes seem to reverse once men stop hormone overuse. While the use of nonprescribed male hormones (androgens) has surged in many wealthy countries, there has been little research into their effect on...

Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Raise Depression Risk

Posted 19 Mar 2019 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 – Hormonal treatment can help control prostate cancer but may increase a man's risk of depression, a new study by Danish researchers suggests. Male hormones, such as testosterone, are known to fuel the growth of prostate tumors. So doctors use drugs to reduce hormone production. But that can bring on tough side effects, such as incontinence or impotence. The new study...

High Testosterone Levels Are Bad News for the Heart

Posted 7 Mar 2019 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 – High testosterone levels can drastically increase a man's risk of heart failure and stroke-causing blood clots, a new study reports. Men with a genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels have a nearly eightfold increased risk of heart failure and twice the risk of thromboembolism (blood clots that can block veins or arteries leading to the brain or lungs),...

How Steroid Abuse Put an Aging Bodybuilder in the Hospital

Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 24, 2018 – It all started when a 60-year-old bodybuilder ignored his doctor's advice to stop using hazardous anabolic steroids, prior to a weightlifting competition. In addition, he was taking testosterone replacement treatments plus stem cell infusions, gotten illegally from his trainer. The result: A stay in the intensive care unit of a Texas hospital because his heart started to...

Men's Testosterone Supplements May Be Losing Appeal

Posted 10 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 – The "low-T" craze appears to be waning, with fewer men in the United States turning to testosterone therapy as a way to stave off aging and sexual decline. A steep decrease in testosterone prescriptions occurred between 2013 and 2016, coinciding with public warnings that hormone therapy could increase men's risk of heart health issues and prostate cancer. "We found that...

Health Tip: Understanding Testosterone Treatment

Posted 27 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

-- The hormone testosterone is responsible for male characteristics such as facial and body hair, muscle development, regulating sex drive, sperm production and bone health. Low testosterone can result in loss of hair and muscle, mood changes, less energy and smaller testes, the Endocrine Society says. If your doctor detects low testosterone, he or she may prescribe hormone replacement therapy....

Common Treatment for Early Prostate Cancer May Carry Heart Risk

Posted 25 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 – Because testosterone can help prostate tumors grow, men with prostate cancer are often given hormone-suppressing treatment. But new research suggests that delivering the treatment in prostate cancer's early stages may, in turn, hike a man's odds for another illness – heart failure. The treatment in question is known as androgen-deprivation therapy. The take-home message...

Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies

Posted 4 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 – Men with advanced prostate cancer might be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an additional anti-testosterone pill along with standard hormone therapy, a pair of new clinical trials show. The drug, abiraterone (Zytiga), lowered patients' risk of death by nearly 40 percent when added to standard androgen deprivation therapy, both studies found. Abiraterone also appeared...

Anabolic Steroids May Tax the Heart

Posted 22 May 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 – Long-term use of muscle-building anabolic steroids may take a toll on the heart, researchers say. Bodybuilders who take these drugs to bulk up should take note: prolonged use of anabolic steroids makes it harder for the heart to function properly. The steroids might also contribute to artery-clogging, study findings showed. "It is critical that clinicians become aware of...

Testosterone May Protect Men From Allergic Asthma

Posted 9 May 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 – Testosterone – the male sex hormone – may be the reason why so many more women have asthma than men, new research suggests. The study found that testosterone suppresses an immune system cell involved in allergic asthma. Allergic asthma is an inflammatory condition that causes the airways to swell, making it hard to breathe. The swelling and inflammation is triggered by...

TV Ads Help Drive Testosterone Supplement Sales

Posted 21 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 – TV ads have helped spur a boom in testosterone treatments, convincing many men that they need hormone replacement therapy, a new study suggests. In places where testosterone therapy ads ran, researchers discovered increases in testing for low T, initiation of testosterone replacement in new patients, and testosterone treatment without proper testing to see if hormone...

Testosterone Therapy May Have Benefits, But Risks Too

Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 – Testosterone treatment can boost bone density and reduce anemia in older men with low levels of the hormone, but it might also open the door to future heart risks, a new set of trials suggests. The findings come in the last four studies to be reported out of the Testosterone Trials, a set of seven overlapping federally funded year-long clinical trials conducted at 12...

HRT Won't Lower Women's Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

Posted 16 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 – Women who use hormone therapy after menopause may not have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, a new study suggests. However, there was some evidence that long-term use – over a decade – might be tied to a lower risk of the memory-robbing brain disease. But the results were far from definitive, the researchers added. The study is the latest to delve into the...

Testosterone Therapy May Be Linked to Serious Blood Clots

Posted 1 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 – Testosterone treatment can increase a man's risk of potentially fatal blood clots, a new study suggests. Researchers found that men taking the male hormone seem to have a 63 percent increased risk of a blood clot forming in a vein, a condition known as venous thromboembolism (VTE). These clots can cause a heart attack, stroke, organ damage or even death, according to...

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