In 2000, the FDA approved a promising new drug named AndroGel. This topical gel is a form of testosterone replacement therapy. It was sold with the promise of boosting a man’s testosterone level.
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Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?
For men who have the medical condition hypogonadism that causes a low testosterone level, AndroGel seemed to be a savior. In a few weeks or months, AndroGel could possibly reduce some of the effects associated with hypogonadism:
- Decreased muscle mass
- Reduced body hair
- Erectile dysfunction
- Gynecomastia, or development of breasts in men
AndroGel was a topical gel, so you did not need to swallow any pills, and it was touted as an easy way to defeat low testosterone.
AndroGel Health Risks & Dangers
Studies have been inconclusive regarding all of the health risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy. We will likely learn more about all of the associated dangers with this treatment in the coming years.
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