Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs are pervasively over-prescribed, according to many researchers and medical professionals. This is true even though TRT drugs can lead to serious and potentially fatal medical conditions including stroke and heart attack. Testosterone therapy was first introduced nearly 40 years ago as a drug to treat a serious, but rare, medical condition known as hypogonadism. Over the past decade or so, testosterone replacement therapy has become one of the most-used elective medications, as hundreds of thousands of men have become convinced that taking testosterone will serve as a panacea for most if not all of the symptoms of normal male aging.
It all starts with a commercial on the radio or on a click bait ad on the web that asks men if they have experienced a loss of libido, general fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, and a variety of other conditions that normally happen to men as they get older. The ad them tells them if they take testosterone replacement therapy, they will feel much better and most of these so-called symptoms of a low testosterone count will get better, or go away entirely. Continue reading