Testosterone Replacement Therapy
What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Men who experience low testosterone may be able to increase their levels through testosterone replacement therapy. In fact, testosterone replacement therapy is available in several forms including skin patches, gels, mouth patches, injections, and implants. Unfortunately, recent reports indicate that some types of testosterone replacement therapies may cause severe and potentially life-threatening physical problems in men. In fact, hormone replacement therapies may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis. Companies such as Pfizer and Pharmacia & Upjohn have made millions of dollars marketing, manufacturing and selling testosterone replacement medications. Common testosterone replacement therapies include products such as Depo-Testosterone, Delatestryl, AndroGel, Androderm, Fortesta, Testin, and Testopel.