Reader’s Question: My husband had a head injury several years ago that affected his testosterone levels, and he’s been on testosterone therapy ever since. Every time he starts to feel better, his doctor stops giving him testosterone because he says he could have a heart attack or stroke. What can I do to convince his doctor to keep him on his testosterone therapy?
Dr. Glenn Rothfeld: Unfortunately, the situation you’re describing is very common. Many mainstream doctors will only put patients on testosterone begrudgingly – and they can’t wait to get them off of it.
The fact is, the link between testosterone therapy and heart disease has been debunked over… and over… and over again. But many doctors have a VERY hard time acknowledging that something they were taught and believed for years is just plain wrong.
First – as I’ve told many of my colleagues and patients – if this hormone really caused heart disease, we’d have teenage boys dropping like flies.
Second, as I shared with you earlier this month, a study from several years ago found that testosterone produced 77 per cent improvement in angina symptoms.
And, finally, a study out of Utah a couple months ago followed 755 men between the ages of 58 and 78 with severe coronary artery disease who were treated with either intravenously or with a topical gel of this hormone. A third group was given a placebo.
In the end, the placebo group had an 80 PER CENT higher chance of suffering a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, than those supplementing with T.
And the guys who got the highest doses of testosterone were the least likely to have heart problems.
As I said, the science has spoken on this – but not everyone is listening.
I’ve been safely and effectively using testosterone for years to help restore my patients’ strength, energy, and sex drives. I recommend bio-identical testosterone, which more closely copies the natural version produced by your body.
Want me to answer your question next? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing