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HEALTH WATCH: Side effects from testosterone supplements
You have probably seen commercials or ads for it..
A medicine that helps with low testosterone,
But as Dr. Timothy Johnson reports, it does have side effects.
You've seen the ads on TV and maybe even thought about asking your Doctor about them.
Testosterone supplements. They've become big business as more and more men age, and become concerned about whether they have "low t."
But now, new research suggests some men may want to think twice before popping the pills.
A team of researchers studied more than 55 thousand men on testosterone therapy to see its effects. They found the treatments double heart attack risk in men 65 and older. Younger men with heart disease, too, saw increased risk.
So, if you ask your doctor about treatment for "low t" ask about cardiac risks.
It's advice we can all take to heart.