The dirty little secret in this story in the Ambulance Chaser commercials fishing for Testosterone users that have died for had massive heart disease as a direct result of their PED use. They and everyone else has proven the connection and are trying to cash in on it. If you wish to die an early death more power to you. It is the ultimate in stupidity.
Years ago it was testosterone therapy that was a 100% guaranteed way to give you prostate cancer (which was medically dispelled), now it’s 100% guaranteed to give you heart disease…
I respectfully disagree, and while there are still many questions with regard to testosterone and TRT use, as it pertains to both dose and the individual in question, medically no one has proven that testosterone definitely causes early heart/cardiovascular disease mortality in a TRT setting.
(1) Most patients who die of heart disease have low testosterone, not high T, supplemental or otherwise.
(2) Men today have a higher incidence of heart disease than those from fifty plus years ago, despite the fact that testosterone levels, free & total, are at an epidemic low in today’s males, across nearly every age group. Note: Obviously, diet and lifestyle are huge contributing factors here as well, and have to be taken into consideration.
(3) There is documented medical and scientific evidence showing that TRT actually can improve the health and longevity of patients with congestive heart failure, as this has been clearly shown in a clinical setting (WebMD). So much for testosterone causing heart failure.
Can, say, a power lifter or bodybuilder using 2-3 grams of cypionate a week encounter problems from using exogenous testosterone (or a similar synthetic steroid) in such doses that may even shorten their life span?
Absolutely, as these dosages can seriously mess up cholesterol (causing premature hardening of the arteries), raise RBC, and lead to LVH and cardiac miopathy (enlargement of the heart which can lead to heart problems/failure), among other possible maladies. But we are talking extremes here.
So what we know, as it pertains to health, is that too little test is bad, too much test can be equally bad, and in between there is a huge grey area, where for every individual there is a “sweet spot” that will yield optimal health, longevity and quality of life.
The question is how much, and this too becomes highly individual, which is why proper TRT should be treated as a precise and exact science, tailored specifically for each patient undergoing therapy.