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What Are the Dangers of Testosterone Supplements?
Testosterone is a hormone found in most mammals. It is the primary hormone in males and is a major contributor to the production of male sexual organs. It helps build muscle tissue and strength as well. Due to its desirable features, some companies have begun to capitalize on the creation of testosterone supplements. Though the hormone is created naturally within the human body, it can cause a variety of dangers when over used as a supplement. Consult with a healthcare specialist before starting any dietary supplement as a treatment option.
The prostate gland helps with the production of semen in men. Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland, which is located in the male reproductive system. Cancer usually attacks the prostate gland's cells first and it is one of the most common forms of cancer in men. Prostate is also potentially fatal in men with the disorder. According to MedlinePlus, prostate cancer can develop in men who receive testosterone therapy for a prolonged period. It is highly recommended that men taking testosterone therapy or supplements get checked often. Early detection can help reduce the progression of prostate cancer.
Polycythemia is a condition that causes the production of too many red blood cells. It can go undetected for numerous months or even years. However, the lack of symptoms does not make it less dangerous. It can be potentially life threatening as it can lead to heart disease. According to the Hudson's FTM Resource Guide, an excessive amount of red blood cells can cause the blood to thicken, making it difficult to move freely throughout the body. Secondary polycythemia is primarily caused by testosterone hormone supplements. It can also cause an increase in blood clots.
The liver is an important organ in the human body. The liver is also one of the largest organs with numerous jobs that help the body function properly. Some of the most common functions include purifying the blood and cleaning waste or toxins that enter the body. Individuals who use testosterone supplements are at a greater risk for severe liver damage. According to MedlinePlus, oral testosterone supplements can increase this risk when consumed on a regular basis over an extended amount of time. It is also possible that testosterone can cause other severe disorders such as cancer in the liver.
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