Navigation Links
Buying Testosterone Supplements Online Can Be Risky
Date:5/8/2013

By Randy Dotinga
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man suffering from low energy or libido, the drug industry is eager to help. So-called "Low T" -- low testosterone -- has become a common catch phrase in TV commercials, and sales of testosterone supplements are on the rise in the United States.

But a new study suggests that many clinics aren't disclosing the risks of testosterone treatment on their websites.

Researchers found that fewer than a third of 70 clinic websites mentioned the side effects of testosterone, although almost all touted potential benefits of treatment like improved sex drive and greater energy. Twenty-one percent, meanwhile, incorrectly denied that hormone treatment is linked to significant side effects.

Study co-author Dr. Kevin McVary, chairman of urology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, criticized the clinics that failed to be open about the risks of testosterone treatment. "It's unprofessional, and it reeks of snake oil," he said. "People should beware of using the Internet for medical advice regarding testosterone."

Testosterone, which is mainly produced in the testicles, is considered the male hormone (although it does occur in smaller quantities in women). Testosterone levels dip as men grow older. According to the Urology Care Foundation, researchers have found that about 20 percent of men over the age of 60 have low testosterone, which can lead to low libido, weak erections and fatigue.

Testosterone supplements are now available in a variety of forms, including injections, patches and gels that patients rub into the skin. The cost can run from $75 to $300 a month, said Dr. John Amory, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

While testosterone treatment can indeed be beneficial, the side effects can include lower levels of healthy HDL cholesterol, increased male pattern baldness and p
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. TransactRx Releases Part 1 of Series – Buying Vaccines from Group Purchasing Organizations
2. Industrial Surplus is Buying and Disposing of X-ray Film Nationwide
3. Healthcare Media Buying Preference and Trend Data Now Available on New Compas Inc. Website
4. Pestnet.com Launches an Online Store: Say Good Bye to Buying Pest Control Products That Don’t Work
5. Cell phone addiction similar to compulsive buying and credit card misuse, according to Baylor study
6. Proposals to record the age of youngsters when buying mobile phones
7. Multicenter study confirms low testosterone in 84 percent of lung cancer patients taking crizotinib
8. Low Testosterone Linked to Later Arthritis in Study
9. Progene® Celebrates its 10th Anniversary by Offering $10 Off Progene® All-Natural Testosterone Supplement or At-Home Testosterone Test Kit
10. #1 Natural Testosterone Booster Offers No Charge International Shipping of Their Highly Popular Mens All Natural Testosterone Supplement
11. Men taking long-acting chronic pain meds 5xs more likely to have low testosterone levels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Buying Testosterone Supplements Online Can Be Risky
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 05, 2015 The emergence ... landscape over the past decade. The pharmaceutical world ... drug delivery in the form of liposomes and ... drugs with more safety and efficiency. In ... perhaps rely greatly upon the enhanced permeability and ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 Imagine ... to receive the Care2 Innovator Award , an honor ... was presented today at the Nonprofit Technology Conference ... pastor of Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin, was on ... Executive Committee for Imagine No Malaria. , Imagine No Malaria ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... In the Ultimate Fighting Championship, each event is ... event. For UFC 189 , just one official fight ... UFC Featherweight Championship. Brazilian champion Jose “Junior” Aldo will defend ... Conor “Notorious” McGregor. UFC 189 will take place on July ... NV. , When it comes to the featherweight division in ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015 The Asia-Pacific phthalic anhydride ... $5,632.8 million by 2019, at a CAGR of ... 2019. , Browse through the TOC of Asia-Pacific ... trends and segments, with the help of various ... Anhydride (PA) is a derivative of phthalic acid, ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Ultraman Florida is a grueling extreme athletic ... bike, and 52.4 mile run. Christian Isakson finished in ... "This race was awesome and tough," Isakson said. "I ... for supporting me through every part of this brutal ... of 40 select participants invited from across the United ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cancer Nanomedicine Marketplace Discussed by Kuick Research in Topical Study Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Cancer Nanomedicine Marketplace Discussed by Kuick Research in Topical Study Recently Published at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Imagine No Malaria Receives Care2 Innovator Award 2Health News:Imagine No Malaria Receives Care2 Innovator Award 3Health News:Cheap UFC 189 Tickets: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor UFC 189 Ticket Prices Slashed by Ticket Down for Featherweight Title 2Health News:Cheap UFC 189 Tickets: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor UFC 189 Ticket Prices Slashed by Ticket Down for Featherweight Title 3Health News:The Asia-Pacific Ohthalic Anhydride Market is Estimated to Reach $5,632.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:The Asia-Pacific Ohthalic Anhydride Market is Estimated to Reach $5,632.8 Million by 2019 - A Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:Living Fuel Champion Christian Isakson Finishes Second In UltraMan Florida Test of Endurance 2
... HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Sept. 21 Whether it is bragged ... always memorable. A recent study by Adam & Eve shows that ... , (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090921/LA79100 ) , , ... Adam & Eve, the most trusted name in adult entertainment, recently ...
... , , NEW YORK, Sept. 21 ... dramatic increase of Substance Abuse (SA) and co-occurring mental health disorders among ... core mission is to raise funds for veterans who need treatment for ... heal the war within. , , "For veterans suffering ...
... Sept. 21 Back to School season is here and so are ... solutions are all true, and the answer lies in natural solutions, according ... by prescription, are designed to kill lice but do not remove or ... and there,s a brand new case of head lice. With most so ...
... , SOUTHBURY, Conn., Sept. 21 Karen Powell, founder ... market leader and second largest interior design franchise, met with members ... important to the franchise industry during the International Franchise Association (IFA) ... , , Powell joined 450 franchise leaders ...
... , SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 21 Former California ... of a Purple Ribbon Panel and Task Force starting work today ... to double among Californians by the year 2030. The state has ... , Brown will be joined by Lloyd Dean, ...
... , ... EMS professionals to earn continuing education credits online , ... Lincoln, Neb. (Vocus) September 21, 2009 -- ... courses offered by Health Education Solutions (HES) recently received accreditation from the Continuing Education ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Adam & Eve's 'Great American Sex Survey' Asks 'How Was YOUR First Time?' 2Health News:Veterans Healing Initiative Formed to Help Meet Burgeoning Addiction and Mental Health Issues of Returning U.S. Veterans 2Health News:Head Lice Meet Their Natural Match - Leading Experts Say Safe Solution Proves Best for Lice and Nit Removal 2Health News:Southbury Franchise Industry Leader Urges Congress to Consider Small Businesses in Healthcare Debate 2Health News:Elaine Alquist, Willie Brown and Kim Belshe Convene Purple Ribbon Panel, Task Force on Alzheimer's 2Health News:Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses Receive Accreditation 2Health News:Health Education Solutions' Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Courses Receive Accreditation 3
(Date:3/4/2015)...  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC ) ... been elected to its Board of Directors.  She most ... as well as President of Covidien,s Vascular Therapies Division ... 2010 to 2012. Ms. Enxing Seng joined ... Incorporated, where she was a founding member and executive ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA ... II proof of concept clinical study investigating the ... in the treatment of chronic pruritus in patients ... clinically meaningful improvement from baseline by tradipitant (40.5mm ... 100mm unit Visual Analog Scale (VAS) for itch, ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 2015  The strongest driver of demand in ... elderly population, according to Kalorama Information. The finding ... healthcare market research publisher, Global Orthopedic Device ... factors such as obesity is contributing to the ... product designs and the trend toward cost effective ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hill-Rom Elects Stacy Enxing Seng to its Board of Directors 2Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 2Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 3Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 4Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 5Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 6Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Tradipitant Phase II Proof of Concept Study Results for Chronic Pruritus in Atopic Dermatitis 7Kalorama: Growing Elderly Population Drives Orthopedic Device Market 2Kalorama: Growing Elderly Population Drives Orthopedic Device Market 3
... PLANO, Texas, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... medical real estate development and medical investment solutions is ... Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD to its publication, "350 People in ... leaders who shape the ambulatory surgery center industry through ...
... Dec. 1, 2011 Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ... Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the Nasdaq OMX ... at 11:15am (GMT). Interested parties are invited to ... on the investor section of Hologic,s website at www.hologic.com/investors-overview ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Physicians' Capital Investments Announces Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD Named to Becker's ASC Review "350 People in the ASC Industry to Know" 2Physicians' Capital Investments Announces Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD Named to Becker's ASC Review "350 People in the ASC Industry to Know" 3Physicians' Capital Investments Announces Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD Named to Becker's ASC Review "350 People in the ASC Industry to Know" 4
Shandon Slide Mailers and Envelopes...
Shandon Stackable Slide Storage Cabinet...
Shandon Slide File Storage System...
Shandon Plastic Slide Boxes...
Medicine Products: