Want to get your hands on testosterone supplements to feel the vigor of youth once again, or feel that bull energy at its peak? It is advisable to know all the risks before popping the pill.

Testosterone therapy may feel like a magic wand to all your problems, especially for the older folks, it seems like an anti-aging formula. However, the benefits of testosterone therapy may not seem as promised.

Also knows as T boosters, these testosterone supplements may not be backed by the claims that are made by their manufacturers. It is a sad finding that such supplements available in the market contain an ample amount of vitamins and minerals, and there are hardly any traces found to improve the testosterone in the body.

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone in the male body and is also considered a vital source behind the existence of Adam’s apple. The hormone is also responsible for the bulging muscles, voice texture, and hair in men. By the time men turn 30, these indicators tend to fade, and symptoms of erectile dysfunction start taking place instead. Hence, men desperately search for a cure to regain their lost youth and masculinity. This, in turn, makes them resort to the said T boosters.

Testosterone usually rests in the testicles and is responsible for fat distribution, sperm production, red blood cell production, muscle strength and mass, facial, and body hair.

Some males also suffer from hypogonadism. This condition hinders the ability of males to produce an adequate amount of testosterone, which may be directly related to the problem areas in testicles or the pituitary gland. Hence, the prevalence of testosterone therapy or supplements.

Not just this, testosterone therapy comes with a host of risks. It might cause sleep apnea in some men, a sleep disorder in which breathing tends to stop at any time without warning.  It also gives way to a host of acne and other skin problems. Unfortunately, the therapy also indicates a noncancerous stimulant growth of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and can contribute to the growth of any existing prostate cancer. It can also be a cause of enlarged breasts, shrinking of testicles, and a lower sperm count.

The therapy may also trigger an increase in the blood clot risk, which may get started in the deep vein – deep vein thrombosis. There is a high risk of it breaking loose and entering the bloodstream and then getting lodged even in your lung, thereby causing a block in the blood flow. This can cause disastrous pulmonary embolism and result in immediate death.

In addition to this, researchers have also hinted that testosterone therapy may also be a reason behind a higher heart risk. Although the studies have been inconclusive, so its impact is not clear yet.

If you are interested in opting for testosterone therapy, it is advisable to get an appointment with your doctor and get a clear picture of its health risks. You would not want to pop a T booster pill without knowing its pros and cons. You have got one life, better not to mess with it.

Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP