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Testosterone replacement therapy, a good thing?

Recently within certain areas of sport athletes having been using testosterone replacement to inhibit muscle growth in areas of injury. Sports enthusiast have also followed suit which has lead to a rise in people having heart attacks and renal problems.

The research was prompted by three small, earlier studies that raised concerns about possible adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with testosterone therapy. These included a randomised clinical trial of men older than 65, which was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine and was stopped in 2010 due to a variety of cardiovascular events.
Though it is not just Men older than 65 that our having cardiac events since taking cycle of growth hormone, there has been a steady rise in the young men using GH or steroids which have an adverse effect on cardiac and renal health.

Herbs can  support cardiac conditions

The standard blood pressure from a medical point of view is 120/80. Although low blood pressure is sometimes a problem it is high pressure, or hypertension, that is the more common problem. Anything over 140/100 is considered high and many factors such as stress, smoking, weight problems, excess coffee and alcohol and high cholesterol are all considered to affect blood pressure.

Any programme to reduce blood pressure will always look at lifestyle and diet factors. However, a number of herbs can help with general cardiac health as well as specifically hypertension, and is one of the most common reasons people seek the help of the herbalist.

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