Other side effects include increased risk of heart problems in older men with poor mobility, according to a 2009 study at Boston Medical Center. A 2017 study published in JAMA found that treatments increase coronary artery plaque volume. Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires manufactures to include a notice on the labeling that states taking testosterone treatments can lead to possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The FDA recommends that patients using testosterone should seek medical attention right away if they have these symptoms:
I recently had my testosterone level checked due to being tired all the time and just general blah approach toward life. My total came back at 360, with free at 7. I’m only 33 years old, so that number seemed insanely low for me. But my doctor says that I’m within “normal range”. Yeah, normal range for a 70 year old man, perhaps. He said my prolactin level was normal, not sure if he checked my estradiol. His recommendation was to put me on high-dose Vitamin D-3 at 5000UI per day for 3 months, then recheck my t-level. I’ve been on the high-dose vitamin D-3 for about a month now and can’t say that I feel a huge difference, maybe a little.