Just met with a local highly regarded endocrinologist because I wanted his take on my TRT situation. Been on TRT for 6 months and have had elevated hematocrit (54-55%) and hemoglobin (18’s) the whole time. He said what I’m doing (TRT) is dangerous and I’m at higher risk for heart attack and...
Looking forward to hearing more details and maybe even reading this study. But the data highlighted in this press release are most intriguing.
The role of the endothelial glycocalyx in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis: a new frontier in cardiovascular health Derrick DeSilva Jr, MD, Jeffrey Gladden, MD, FACC, Chen Chen, PhD, Jon Ward, MA
Edit: The URL lost its way. (god i wish forum software would standardize on one set of editing standards :( )
Post script: My doc's attitude seems to be that nobody needs HRT exdept in very unusual or extreme cases, I assume, because she is very reluctant to even discuss the issue.
Here at Excelmale there are frequent posts discussing the pros and cons of statins, and one in particular several weeks ago where a position paper was cited where the assumption was that statins are not only a viable option but should be the first line of defense against heart disease. As I have...
If TRT does not cause strokes or heart attacks my questions are:
1. Why does TRT make my blood so thick I have to donate?
2. Why does my doctor have me take aspirin daily?
And I'm so tired of this nagging thought, every day a million times a day, that I'm going to have a heart...
Testosterone Replacement Therapy
New Data on Efficacy and Cardiovascular Safety
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutic Vol 22, Issue 1, 2017
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD
First Published April 28, 2016 editorial
One of the most controversial questions in cardiovascular...
A fatty streak is the first grossly visible (visible to the naked eye) lesion in the development of atherosclerosis.
Testosterone inhibits early atherogenesis by conversion to estradiol: Critical role of aromatase
The effects of testosterone on early atherogenesis and the role of...
Low serum free triiodothyronine levels are associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery disease in the euthyroid patients: an observational study.
Ertaş F, et al. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2012.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship...
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to assess the frequency of sexual dysfunction in men after myocardial infarction (MI).
METHODS: 62 men were asked to fill IIEF 15 to assess sexual dysfunction 3 and 9 months after MI.
RESULTS: Erectile dysfunction (ED), orgasmic dysfunction, decreased sexual...
This could be an anxiety response but I've been having heart palpitations this past week. Got blood work yesterday. HCT is 53.1. Am I going to have a heart attack? Do I need to go to urgent care? Incidentally, I do have some big stress going on now.