Looking forward to hearing more details and maybe even reading this study. But the data highlighted in this press release are most intriguing.
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.
A newly published study found an increased risk of stroke and myocardial infarction from testosterone replacement therapy. The risk was elevated for the first two years of treatment, suggesting that there is a subpopulation at risk, presumably those with existing heart disease. The journal...
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...
So my understanding is that if it is TRT raising your hematocrit levels, this is erythrocytosis not Polycythemia (Poly).
Poly can cause a stroke but can erytho?
I should be watching platelet counts and not hematocrit/hemoglobin?.. my platelets have not gone up in the 4 years on TRT
After my HCT and HB going up, I have a few concerns what are the chances of blood clotting/Stroke with TRT, what precautions should one take, I started aspirin but don't know if it is good?
Also if I take HCG twice a week will my brain get used to the new HCG and not make mine if I quit...
Yeap BB, Alfonso H, Paul Chubb SA, et al. In older men, higher plasma testosterone or dihydrotestosterone are independent predictors for reduced incidence of stroke but not myocardial infarction. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Context: Older men have lower testosterone...