Can Low Testosterone Therapy Cause Heart Disease

Testosterone Therapy Heart Disease

According to an article published from Web M.D., a newer study was conducted using about 25,000 men with low T who were undergoing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). The study suggested strongly that there is no direct link between TRT and testosterone replacement and heart disease.

This was a very large study that was financed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. It is great that more attention is being put onto men’s health and how their hormones greatly affect their minds and bodies. This kind of men’s health research is greatly needed.

Plus, studies like these also help to minimize fears about testosterone treatment and heart disease, specifically. There is much conflicting information on the Internet when it comes to the link between low testosterone and heart. One must do much research in order to find what is accurate and what is not.

We do everything in our power here at HT Medical Center to educate our patients on testosterone and heart function and other benefits and risks of this kind of treatment. We want all of our clients to be completely comfortable when partaking in TRT with us. We accomplish this goal by being completely open, honest and by giving correct information on this kind of therapy. There are no questions or concerns that we will not answer until the patient is completely satisfied. This is the only way to build a strong relationship and in the end, to get great results with this kind of treatment.

Professionals at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shared that there was unfounded concern that testosterone therapy can increase men’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease leading to stroke or heart attack. There was great consensus that the research was not strong enough to back up the claim of testosterone and heart risk being related; meaning that one does not lead to the other.  The lead scientist stated,

"It is important to note, however, that there is a large body of evidence that is consistent with       our finding of no increased risk of heart attack associated with testosterone use."

It is also important to understand that the studies that have been done with men undergoing TRT who did develop heart disease were already predisposed to the disease. To the contrary, men who were in therapy, but were not predisposed to heart disease, did not develop this problem while taking their testosterone under medical supervision.

How Can Testosterone Therapy Minimize Heart Disease

The benefits of testosterone and heart health can help to minimize heart disease. Here is a list of the three main results of a medically prescribed and supervised testosterone replacement therapy program that can help to reduce heart related issues:

  1. TRT lowers cholesterol levels
  2. TRT increases energy levels, stamina and endurance so a person can participate more in heart healthy exercise
  3. TRT reduces stress, depression, tension and anxiety

High cholesterol levels, inactivity and stress, depression and anxiety can lead to heart related issues. When these symptoms are caused by low T, this is when low testosterone and heart attack can become a problem. However, when a doctor prescribes just the right amount of injectable testosterone medication, the risks can become substantially lowered. This is when testosterone therapy and heart disease are known for one (treatment) diminishing the risk of the second (heart disease).

Guidelines For Decreasing Your Risk For Heart Disease

Since it has been proven that low testosterone and heart disease are related, it is important to keep testosterone levels at normal levels and balanced out in the body. Here are some guidelines to follow as you are looking for a TRT program to boost your low T levels and to feel stronger, happier and healthier. In the process, you will also decrease your risk for developing heart disease:

  • Eat well balanced and healthy meals:

Make sure to eat a very well balanced and nutritious diet on a daily basis. This will include foods such as those high in protein, low in saturated and trans fats and low in refined sugars. Your diet should be high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that can be found in fruits and vegetables, fish and lean meats, for example.

  • Make sure you exercise a regular basis:

Keeping the body active by exercising on a daily basis (or at the very least three times per week) for good health. Exercise will help to strengthen the heart, including the muscles and the flow of oxygen to and from this vital organ. When the heart is healthy, this decreases the risk for heart disease.

  • Make sure to keep stress levels low:

Stress is extremely damaging to all parts of the mind body, including the heart. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol, which is unhealthy in great amounts. Keeping the body stress free by incorporating healthy relaxation techniques such as meditation, breathing techniques, yoga and peaceful activities such as gardening and listening to soft music, etc. will keep the heart healthier on a daily basis.

  • Make sure to get enough sleep every night:

Getting at least eight hours of sleep per night is very important to the health of every organ in the body; including the heart muscles. Sleep enables the body to heal in all ways and has been shown to keep cardiovascular disease away.

  • Testosterone replacement therapy:

It is been proven through a plethora of research studies that low amounts of testosterone and heart attack risk are related. Testosterone replacement therapy can add back the hormone that is depleted due to aging and can eliminate the risk for the person with low T to experience coronary heart failure. Testosterone helps with reducing stress, reducing higher cholesterol levels and it helps with the ability to exercise to strengthen the heart by increasing stamina, endurance and energy levels.

Since it has been proven that testosterone and heart disease have a direct correlation, it is very wise to learn about testosterone replacement therapy and how it can help to reduce the risk of heart related issues such as heart failure and stroke. When the best ways to ease fears about testosterone and heart attack is to pick up the phone and call toll free to speak with an HT Medical Center clinical advisor for all the answers to all your questions.