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What Are The Dangers Of Finasteride With Testosterone
Yohimbine Risks: Yohimbine was the only available oral treatment for ED prior to the advent of Viagra (sildenafil) in 1998. Since that time it has seen little use. Its benefits are not better than a sugar pill. There are no significant side effects from its use from evaluating the known literature on its effectiveness. ...Read more
GREAT: If you are testosterone deficient you will see improved energy, stamina, increased muscle mass, weight reduction. Improved performance and stamina in the bedroom. One risk to watch for is it can make prostate cancer go wild so make sure you get your psa and digital rectal exam to insure this is not present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex drive, abnormal cholesterol, high blood counts, liver problems, etc. None of these are good. Don't take testosterone if you're a female, and if you have endogenous elevation of testosterone, have your doctor check out why and treat it. ...Read more
Stops hair loss: Obviously the main reason one would take Propecia (finasteride) is to stop hair loss and even reverse it. The potential side effects are erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, and in very rare cases, breast cancer. The side effects are generally reversible once you stop taking propecia (finasteride). If you have a family history of breast cancer, discuss this with your doctor before starting propecia (finasteride). ...Read more
Don't waste your $: There are no such things as testosterone supplements, at least none that are fda approved w/peer-reviewed data. Worst, the manufacturers are not required to demonstrate safety (think contamination) or efficacy of their product while being allowed to make miraculous claims as long as they display the fda disclaimer. So what side effects are possible? Anything & everything. The sky's the limit! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends . . .: Think of testosterone ; everything else medical like goldilocks: you ; your body want just the right amount, not too much ; not too little. You may suffer from hypogonadism if you don't have enough t in which case replacement will do wonders. But recent studies suggest possible link to heart disease ; death. Is it worth it? Talk to your family doc. Check out my recent tweets on this topic. ...Read more
Benefits?: Testosterone helps build lean muscle mass and increase hemoglobin but the levels should not be higher than normal because of adverse effects such as increased risk of heart attacks, obstructive sleep apnea, increased hemoglobin and potential stroke or clots. It also increases risks of prostate cancer. ...Read more
Recent studies suggest a link between testosterone therapy and an increased risk in heart disease: For example, a 2014 study reported that testosterone therapy might increase the risk of a heart attack in men age 65 and older, as well as in younger men who have a history of heart disease. A 2013 study found a higher frequency of death and heart problems in men who had coronary artery disease and received testosterone therapy. Also, a 2010 trial of testosterone in older men was stopped early because the men receiving testosterone therapy had a higher frequency of heart problems than did the men receiving the placebo. However, two recent studies have also reported a lower risk of death in men who were receiving testosterone than in those who were not. Also, a recent analysis of studies published since these concerns were raised didn't find any reason to alter recommendations for testosterone treatment that have been in use since 2010. As a result, further research is needed to determine the safety of using testosterone therapy to treat older men dealing with age-related declines in testosterone. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. Keep in mind that testosterone therapy carries various other risks, including contributing to sleep apnea, stimulating noncancerous growth of the prostate, enlarging breasts, limiting sperm production, stimulating growth of existing prostate cancer and blood clots forming in the veins. If you wonder whether testosterone therapy might be right for you, talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits. If you are taking testosterone, make sure your doctor is monitoring your response to treatment with regular blood tests. ...Read more
It really depends...: High levels of testosterone may increase your risk for conversion to either Dht (which can cause acne and balding) or estrogen (which can lead to water retention and gynecomastia). We are finding now that normal levels are very important and can reduce your risk for various diseases such as heart attacks and strokes in addition to just making you feel much better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone effects: Aromasin (exemestane) is an aromatase Inhibitor(AI) which when used to treat breast cancer causes effects on the bone density which can lead to osteoporosis in some women. So monitoring of Bone mineral density(BMD) is recommended and appropriate treatment offered if there is a significant bone loss after 1-2 years of use of this drug. Ask your doctor more about this issue. ...Read more
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