There's also the link between T-therapy and cardiovascular problems. Some studies have found that men on T-therapy have few cardiovascular issues, while other studies point to the opposite. It appears that older men are particular vulnerable to heart attacks and elevated blood pressure. And in fact, the 2010 Testosterone in Older Men study had to be halted once these findings became apparent . The 209 men in this trial were an average age of 74 and were already diagnosed with high rates of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
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If you’re a healthy guy in your 30s and 40s, your testosterone will be declining—but that doesn’t mean you actually need treatment. “If you go in and say, ‘Well, you know, in the past 10 years I’ve gotten more tired, I’m having trouble keeping weight off…’ that’s simply not enough—it’s a natural phenomenon!” Jacques Baillargeon, ., an epidemiologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, told Men’s Fitness. However, if you’re a man north of 50, and you’re having difficulty getting it up, you’re feeling depressed, and you’re generally unhappy, you should seek out TRT.