The ads are all over TV men suffering from low T or low testosterone can boost their levels and improve a variety of macho attributes by using one of several types of testosterone supplements. But according to the FDA, this may not be such a great idea.
FDA bans marketing of testosterone for non-specific symptoms, concerned about possible heart effects
FDA pulls rug out from under low-T therapy: testosterone prescriptions can no longer be given for vague symptoms more consistent with aging than with actual illness.
A fairly large, retrospective study of almost 8,000 VA male patients who had a coronary arterial study and had low testosterone levels, found that those men who got supplemental testosterone had a 30% increase rate of CVD events, compared to those men who did not get testosterone treatment.