Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
The testosterone supplement industry is thriving. Where previously such a therapy was limited to those who truly suffered from depleted or nonexistent levels of testosterone due to a condition known as hypogonadism, supplements meant to treat “Low T” are increasingly being promoted as a cure-all for any number of issues, as evidenced by a New York Times article from February 3 entitled "Weighing Testosterone’s Benefits and Risks."
What becomes clear from looking at the research is that the many medical conditions that Low T supplements seek to cure may not be medical conditions at all; they may just be a standard part of aging that slight adjustments to one’s lifestyle could correct. Fatigue, diminished sex drive, a lessening of physical ability: these things happen to most if not all men, yet the extensive marketing of Low T makes them seem like they’re gasp-inducing maladies.
This wouldn’t be so troubling if the supplements that purport to treat Low T didn’t carry so many serious alleged side effects. Recent research, including that highlighted in that same New York Times article, has served to raise alarms about the cardiovascular risk posed by these treatments. The hazards have proved so worrisome that the Food and Drug Administration has opted to revisit the issue to determine if current approval status may need to be rescinded or labeling revised to reflect the most recent findings.
Because of all this, the Philadelphia defective drug lawyers of Levy, Baldante, Finney, Rubenstein, Cohen & Chizmar, P.C are providing insights into the matter so that citizens of Pennsylvania and the country as a whole can be protected. Firm partner and drug lawsuit specialist Martin G. Rubenstein has lent his voice to the cacophony of those calling for reduced reliance on Low T therapies:
“Too many doctors, and in turn their patients, are quick to jump the gun with Low T supplements,” said Mr. Rubenstein. “The problem is that safer and arguably more effective treatment options often get overlooked in this haste to come up with an immediate panacea. Persons who are willing to try other solutions can avoid some of the potentially devastating side effects created by Low T treatments.”
With that in mind, Levy Baldante is offering the following tips to men considering a testosterone supplement:
•Speak With A Doctor- Don’t just go to a doctor; actually have a conversation with him or her. Ask them what else might be done besides embarking on a Low T supplement program. A physician may have relatively straightforward suggestions that could pay large dividends for health.
•Exercise- One of those suggestions may be exercise. By being more active, men may benefit from increased levels of adrenaline that can correct some of the problems typically blamed on low testosterone.
•A Better Diet- This goes hand in hand with exercise. An individual can improve their testosterone levels and their physical abilities if they maintain a balanced diet that places more of an emphasis on nutrients and less emphasis on grease. A shocking amount of Low T-related issues can be eliminated simply by letting go of one’s predilection for fast food.
•Sleep Tight- This is one of the biggest overlooked factors that plays into symptoms often chalked up to Low T. Life can sometimes get in the way of securing the proper amount of sleep, which is unfortunate given that anything less than eight hours can cause testosterone levels to plummet. Strive to tuck in and wake up at the same time each day, and eliminate activities that could hinder rest late at night (drinking, Smartphone usage, etc.)
•Get Used To The New You- Just because you’re not able to reach the apex of your youth does not mean that there is anything inherently wrong. There’s a reason professional athletes have a relatively short shelf life in their sport of choice. Rather than focus on what can’t be accomplished, look instead to how you’ve changed for the better.
“Set goals that are within reach without dwelling on the past,” said Mr. Rubenstein. “You may not be a young, virile teenager, but it’s time to stop looking at that as a bad thing. Aging is a not a medical condition; it’s life.”
The law firm of Levy, Baldante, Finney, Rubenstein, Cohen & Chizmar, P.C. has been fighting for the rights of injured parties since its founding in the 1960s. Recognized by such organizations as Super Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, and the Trial Lawyers Associations of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Levy Baldante is dedicated to assisting persons injured by medical malpractice, automobile accidents, defective products, premises liability, and other instances of personal injury. Interested parties can learn more about the firm’s services by visiting Levy Baldante’s testosterone lawsuit website.