For years, we’ve known that low testosterone for men has created many issues but now there is evidence that it is linked to heart disease. Here are a few of the findings (JAMA, Aging Male, Geriatrics, European Heart Journal,Circulation, JACC, JCEM, Endocrinology):
Low Testosterone and Heart Disease
- Men with coronary heart disease had significantly lower total testosterone.
- A study showed a correlation between lower testosterone levels and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease.
- Another study showed that men with coronary heart disease had significantly lower levels than the control group.
- Low testosterone levels have been shown to be associated with atherosclerosis in men.
- A study showed that elevated circulating estradiol is a predictor of progression of carotid artery issues.
- High estradiol levels in men were associated with acute myocardial infarctions.
- Elevated levels of estrogen in men are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Testosterone Replacement and Heart Disease
- A study showed that with an increase of testosterone there was a 14% drop in risk of death.
- A study revealed that testosterone replacement was associated with a decrease in HDL-C and lipoprotein a.
- Introduction of testosterone increases coronary artery blood flow in men with coronary heart disease.
- Testosterone replacement has shown to decrease inflammation and lower total cholesterol.
Do you know a male in his 40′s or older with a history of heart disease in his family? Share these studies and encourage him to seek medical attention, particularly a doctor educated on the connection of hormones and disease prevention.
If you are a medical professional, what are your findings on the connection of low testosterone and heart disease?