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 completely agree with you, Kyle. Whenever exogenous Testosterone is stopped – whether it was being taken for TRT or cycled for bodybuilding – some kind of ‘PCT’ (Post-Cycle Therapy) should be utilized to help ‘re-awaken’ your HPG axis after it had been shut down by Testosterone replacement or cycling. It is important to note that such PCT is NOT taken forever! The use of HCG and either Tamoxifen or Clomid will help greatly in reducing withdrawal symptoms by bolstering your body’s natural Testosterone production and greatly speeding up recovery time (the time it takes for your body to start creating its own testosterone again without any external substance).
If a young man's low testosterone is a problem for a couple trying to get pregnant , gonadotropin injections may be an option in some cases. These are hormones that signal the body to produce more testosterone. This may increase the sperm count. Hedges also describes implantable testosterone pellets, a relatively new form of treatment in which several pellets are placed under the skin of the buttocks, where they release testosterone over the course of about three to four months. Injections and nasal gels may be other options for some men.