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does testosterone have an effect on the heart?

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Dr. Lori Wagner
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Seems so: There have been a number of studies over the past couple of years that show that cardiovascular events (heart attacks) are higher in men who are on replacement testosterone.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Probably: I researched this and found conflicting information. There was a conference on this subject in 2005 published in the journal of the american college of cardiology which concluded that, "serious side effects may result from the use of [testosterone], including cardiac hypertrophy, myocyte necrosis, myocarditis, fibrosis, coronary thrombosis, and sudden death (even at recommended dosing) (2- 3).".

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What are intramuscular testosterone shots for?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Raising low levels: Some men can't make enough testosterone. For them, testosterone replacement therapy can have a dramatic impact on improving their quality of life. Intramuscular shots of testosterone are one way of increasing low levels. If the levels were too low, the shots can improve insomnia, mental clarity, strength, libido and many other issues. Too much can lead to serious medical problems.
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What foods can increase testosterone levels?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not many: Unless you are having a specific deficiency, the only thing you can do try to allow your body to make more testosterone is eat a balanced healthy diet. There is no food that will force the testicles to make testosterone. Zinc deficiency may cause low testosterone but it is rare.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How can I decrease my resting heart rate below 70?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Exercise: Exercise and weight loss . Working out regularly lowers resting heart rate.
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Can exercise clear out heart inflamation?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cardio conditioning: There are many causes of cardiac inflammation--infections, drug/chemo, radiation effects, excess alcohol, rheumatologic diseases, uncontrolled diabetes etc..While exercise itself does not get rid of inflammation in the heart, it may improve heart function and general health. It can help lower cholesterol/sugar, blood pressure and thus better heart-health. Other diseases must be treated. Good luck.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Heart stent question please help me find how to research it?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Aha, acc: There are excellent on line resources fro the american heart association and american college of cardiology. Go to patient information resources section or search on "pci or percutaneous coronary intervention".

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