Arterial Stiffness and Higher Cardiovascular Risk
You were just told by your doctor that you have high blood pressure. Is it just aging, is it hereditary? Should you be concerned it might be something more?
According to studies, risk for cardiovascular illnesses is greatly increased in men with low testosterone. This can lead to high blood pressure and arterial stiffness as well as many other cardiovascular related illnesses.
You may be wondering why this is so dangerous. There is a loss of flexibility with your connective tissues, plaque buildup, and decreases vascular muscle tone; all of these are the root cause of arterial stiffness. Plaque buildup is infamous in its cause of high blood pressure and strokes.
Testosterone Therapy as a Treatment
Plaque buildup in the arteries is accelerated by low testosterone. Testosterone promotes reproduction of red blood cells. Testosterone therapy can help prevent plaque buildup and reduce the risk of stroke cause from arterial stiffness.