Men suffering from low hormone levels need not resort to prescription therapies now tied to strokes and heart attacks in a number of testosterone lawsuits; they can opt to go natural, The Guardian Liberty Voice reports.
One way to raise levels of the hormone is through lowered consumption of tobacco and alcohol, as both have been suggested to disrupt hormone balance, according to a report on June 22nd. Beer in particular should be avoided due to its estrogenic compounds, as should plastic storage containers. Eating food out of these containers is particularly dangerous after being heated in a microwave oven, as they sometimes contain compounds that reduce T levels and increase estrogen, the Liberty Voice reports.
“While these methods may not make create Mr. Olympia type results, they should provide T boosting dividends to those who follow them,” the article states, before advising men to manage stress and maximize sleep, as well as their Vitamin D intake to increase testosterone levels.
Men who are deficient in Vitamin D, which can be found in sunlight, may also suffer from Low T levels. Eating organically-produced beef and chicken are also recommended for men suffering from low hormone levels.
Whether or not these testosterone-raising suggestions actually produce results is uncertain, but one thing is clear: the association between some “Low T” drugs and the risk for heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular injuries has gained momentum recently. In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a health alert about medications including AndroGel, Testim, Axiron after two studies found an increased heart attack risk in an older men, as well as younger men with pre-existing heart problems.
Since January, a federal court update on June 16th indicates that over 100 testosterone lawsuit filings had joined a recently-established multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Plaintiffs in these cases allege strokes, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis, heart failure, pulmonary embolism and sudden death, according to recent documents, and similarly blame testosterone manufacturers of failing to adequately warn about their products’ association with these risks.