Although anyone can have a stroke, men who use testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) boosters may face an increased risk. The good news is that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented by working with a doctor to reduce your personal risk. It is critical to manage your risk and know how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke when they occur.
Free Testosterone Stroke Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a stroke after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the testosterone booster and we can help.
Stroke Prevention Guidelines
- PLOS ONE: Increased Risk of Non-Fatal Myocardial Infarction Following Testosterone Therapy Prescription in Men
- JAMA: Association of Testosterone Therapy With Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in Men With Low Testosterone Levels
Taking this research into consideration, men who use testosterone supplements face a significantly increased risk of having a stroke. Therefore, discontinuing treatment and quitting testosterone now may drastically reduce your risk of suffering a stroke. However, never stop taking any prescription medication without talking to your doctor first.
Other steps you can take to prevent a stroke include:
- Control Your Blood Pressure (Hypertension) – If left untreated, high blood pressure can be a major stroke risk factor. Have your blood pressure checked annually by a doctor or with an automatic blood pressure machine.
- Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) – Abnormal heartbeat that can increase your risk of stroke by as much as 500%. A-fib can cause blood to accumulate in the heart, which may develop into a blood clot and cause a stroke.
- Quit Smoking – Cigarette smoking doubles your risk of having a stroke. It damages the walls of blood vessels, clogs the arteries, elevates blood pressure and forces the heart to work harder to perform its duties.
- Control Alcohol Consumption – Numerous medical studies have linked excessive alcohol use to strokes. Most doctors recommend only drinking in moderation – no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day.
- Lower Your Cholesterol – Cholesterol is a fatty substance in the blood which is also found in food products. High cholesterol levels can clog arteries, leading to a stroke. Talk to your doctor if your total cholesterol level is above 200.
- Exercise Regularly – Extra weight puts a strain on the circulatory system. Exercise 5 days per week. Maintain a diet low in calories, salt, fats and cholesterol. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
- Treat Circulatory Problems – Fat deposits can block arteries in the brain and cause a stroke. Other circulatory problems like sickle cell disease or anemia should be treated.
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) – Episode of stroke-like symptoms persisting from a few minutes up to a full day, but usually causing no permanent damage or disability. TIA and stroke symptoms are the same. Recognizing a TIA in progress can significantly reduce stroke risk. Up to 40% of people who suffer a TIA may also have a stroke.
Can I File a Testosterone Stroke Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a Testosterone Lawsuit, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of testosterone supplements, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of stroke.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of a testosterone replacement therapy product, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your stroke, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have a Testosterone Stroke Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Testosterone lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Testosterone stroke cases in all 50 states.
Free Testosterone Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a stroke after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Testosterone Stroke Suit and we can help.