Heart Attacks and Men

Physician Warns to Consider Testosterone Levels

CVD or cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US for men.  Many men undergo lipid panels and stress tests to determine their risk of heart failure, but recent published studies show that testosterone levels should also be considered.  Dr. Bright McConnell, III of FitMed Partners explains how low testosterone in men can indicate a significant increase in cardiovascular risk.  He states, “Recent studies from Sweden and Germany indicate that testosterone levels can not be overlooked when considering the cardiovascular disease risk in male patients.”

In a Swedish study of 2,400 men between the ages of 70 and 89, results showed that the men with increased testosterone levels were less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke.  A study in Germany concludes that low testosterone is associated with increased mortality.  Dr. McConnell emphasizes that these findings be taken seriously.  He states, “Many men focus on the benefits of increasing testosterone levels related to libido and energy level, but in reality correcting low testosterone can protect male patients from heart failure and stroke.”

FitMed Partners translates this emerging clinical information into safe, natural, and medically-based bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for men.  “Through Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy we identify, modulate and manage over time the hormone levels that are customized to each patient’s needs,” says Dr. McConnell, “BHRT for men can increase their testosterone levels while decreasing their cardiovascular risk. And, yes, Male BHRT identified and managed properly also improves muscle mass, libido, cognitive function, recuperative ability of elite athletes and level of energy.”