DO YOU HAVE LOW T?

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Do you have low T? (Low testosterone.) Here are some of the symptoms of low T: Hypogonadism is a condition in which a man has low T and may experience symptoms, including:

  • Decreased sexual desire (libido)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Depressed mood
  • Loss of body hair (decreased need to shave)
  • Decrease in strength
  • Osteoporosis (decreased bone density)
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This is the next great frontier for pharmaceutical companies to try to make a bundle of money. Unfortunately for you it might come at quite a cost TO YOU. Lower down in this article you can read some of the side effects from taking testosterone from a pharmaceutical company.  For instance here’s just a couple: For Men Under 65: possible 300% increased risk of heart attacks, stroke and death. For Men Over 65: possible 200% increase in cardiac event risk

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I have found for my patients’ natural formulas, foods and herbal products can resolve symptoms of low T without any risky side effects. Just because you see something promoted 100 times a day doesn’t mean that it’s safe OR the best way for you to manage a given condition. We have been programmed to feel like we need whatever we see promoted over and over again. That’s why advertising in such big business.

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So before you expose yourself to unnecessary risk consider a natural approach, there is an excellent  Herb that I’ve used over 30 years for different things but it seems to work great for a lot of men with low T. This herb is called blessed thistle. You can pick it up at my office or virtually any health food store in town, between 4 to 6 Caps does a great job for most men. Your low T could be more complicated than that and we can evaluate you for better targeting of the nutrients you need for this condition. Feel free to call 918-663-1111 for an evaluation.

 SIDE EFFECTS FROM TESTOSTERONE THERAPY

 

  • Nausea, vomiting, headache, skin color changes, increased/decreased sexual interest, oily skin, hair loss, and acne may occur. Pain and redness at the injection site may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects when it is used at normal doses.
  • Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as anxiety, depression, increased anger), trouble sleeping/snoring, signs of serious liver disease (such as persistent abdominal pain/nausea, unusual tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine).
  • If you are male, tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: trouble urinating, breast swelling/tenderness, too frequent/prolonged erections.
  • Rarely, males may have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours. If this occurs, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent problems could occur.
  • This medication can decrease sperm production, an effect that may lower male fertility. Consult your doctor for more details.
  • If you are female, tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: deepening of the voice, hoarseness, unusual facial/body hair growth, enlarged clitoris, irregular menstrual periods.
  • This medication can cause your body to hold on to extra body water (edema). This can increase your risk of heart failure. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious signs of water retention or heart failure occur: decreased exercise ability, hands/ankles/feet swelling, unusual tiredness, shortness of breath while lying down.
  • A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

AndroGel (testosterone gel) is used to treat conditions in men that result from a lack of natural testosterone, a naturally occurring male hormone. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, hair loss, trouble sleeping, change in sexual desire, redness/swelling of the skin, change in skin color, or acne.

  • Blurred vision
  • headache
  • sudden and severe inability to speak
  • seizures
  • slurred speech
  • temporary blindness
  • weakness in arm and/or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe

Some side effects of testosterone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

  • Gum or mouth irritation

Less common

  • Abnormal liver function test
  • abnormal renal function
  • bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
  • bleeding gums
  • blemishes on the skin, pimples
  • blurred vision
  • breast enlargement
  • breast pain
  • buccal inflammation
  • change in taste
  • cough
  • crying
  • depersonalization
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • discouragement
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • dysphoria
  • euphoria
  • fear
  • feeling sad or empty
  • fever or chills
  • gum blister
  • gum pain
  • headache
  • hoarseness
  • indigestion
  • irritability;
  • itching skin
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • lower back or side pain
  • mental depression
  • mouth ulcers
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • noisy breathing
  • paranoia
  • painful or difficult urination
  • passing of gas
  • pounding in the ears
  • quick to react or overreact emotionally
  • rapidly changing moods
  • redness and swelling of gums
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain, fullness or discomfort
  • stinging of lips
  • swelling of gums
  • swelling or inflammation of the mouth
  • swelling of the nose
  • taste bitter
  • tightness in chest
  • tiredness
  • toothache
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • wheezing