Potential Risks of Testosterone Treatment

Testosterone should not be used by men with breast cancer or known or suspected prostate cancer.

Patients with heart disease, liver disease or kidney disease are not recommended to use hormone supplements.

Before initiating TRT your doctor should check for prostate abnormalities by means of examination and a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). These tests will ensure complications of the prostate should not arise due to testosterone usage.

Side-effects can occur if you overdose with supplementing this hormone  (always read the information sheet which will suggest a recommended daily dose and start with that dose before making any changes). These side-effects may include:

Before initiating TRT your doctor should check for prostate abnormalities by means of examination and a blood test for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). These tests will ensure complications of the prostate should not arise due to testosterone usage.

  • Too frequent or persistent erections of the penis (priapism)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling of the ankles
  • Acne
  • Headache
  • Gynecomastia (breast development)
  • Increased appetite

These effects are usually associated with excessive levels of serum testosterone due to too high dosages. These are unlikely to occur if dosage levels are kept within the normal range as suggest in the included information sheet.

Research figures show that more than half of all men over the age of 50 suffer from BPH or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, a condition characterized by an enlarge prostate. This condition can lead to all kinds of unwanted symptoms, such as difficulty urinating and frequent or nighttime urination. The larger the prostate gets, the more it will block the urinary tract and drastically worsen the initial symptoms over the course of only a few years. Generic Avodart (Dutasteride) can help shrink the prostate, relieve BPH-related symptoms and reduce the risk of complete urinary retention or even surgery. As an added bonus, Generic Avodart (Dutasteride) may also help with hair growth in patients who suffer from male pattern baldness.

Roughly 50% of all men develop the first signs of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) by the age of 50. Half of those men then go on to develop the full-blown disease and suffer through much pain and discomfort. Generic Proscar (Finasteride) helps treat and control BPH by shrinking the enlarged prostate, improving urinary flow and treating various other symptoms associated with the disease. Moreover, Generic Proscar (Finasteride) may make surgery unnecessary and can also be used as a preventative measure against prostate cancer.

Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin) is a selective Alpha Blocker for men who have difficulty urinating due to BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). Generic Flomax (Tamsulosin) helps by relaxing the veins and arteries so blood can more easily pass through, while at the same time loosening the muscles in the prostate to fascilitate urination.