by Craig Titus
What do you call 7 attorneys at the bottom of the ocean? A good start! Here come the vultures again, here comes the ambulance chasing class-action lawyers clamming testosterone therapy causes death, heart attack and several other ailments. At any time throughout the day their commercials are frequent and many “call this number if you suffered a heart attack as a result of testosterone therapy/” They chant over and over their television adds claim testosterone therapy can kill you! Really, seriously?!?!
Fact is, how testosterone levels in men is all bad. Nothing good comes from a man with low testosterone. Truth be told, low testosterone levels significantly increase the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke, premature death and impotence. And let’s keep things real simple, a man with low testosterone levels basically feels like crap! He’ll experience bouts of depression, no sexual desire whatsoever, achy joints, fatigue and walk around wondering why he’s tires all the time. No to long ago a relative of mine was experiencing all of the fore mentioned effects of low testosterone. I instructed him to see his physician and have his testosterone levels checked. Sure enough, my suspicions were correct and he was prescribed Andro Gel. Almost immediately his symptoms disappeared and he once again felt youthful. Within weeks his sexual desire returned, his erections were substantial and he finally experienced enough energy to work-out and bike ride. A few months later his physician examined him and found his prostate was slightly swollen, so he quit testosterone therapy. My position towards his sudden dismissal from using Ando Gel was, why? I was like why would you stop testosterone therapy? Why would you eliminate the advantages of testosterone just because your prostate is a little swollen? Really? You’d rather lie down rotting on the couch with a limp dick having absolutely zer0 desire to do anything, zero desire to live? I for one would much rather feel like a young 25 year old or even a 49 year old virile man with an active sex life and the desire to climb Mount Everest, even with a swollen prostate!! Are you kidding me? Now you have these scum bag class-action attorneys making claims that are simply not true. Let me tell you something, Sweden has a long history of using testosterone therapy and their studies have found testosterone replacement therapy dramatically increased the quality years of life by almost two years. My position is, so what if testosterone replacement therapy “decreased” your life span by two years, as long as you felt amazing while you were alive!! What I find to be absolutely hysterical as that the Food and Drug Administration based their claims that testosterone medications increase the risk of heart attack, strokes and premature death by administration synthetic testosterone to men (average age over 60) who were already suffering from cardiovascular disease. That’s right, 80% of the men in the study group did in fact have documented heart problems!! And in another study, men younger than 65 with zero history of cardiovascular disease showed no increased risk of heart attack. Let me remind the people responsible for conducting these therapy studies of a few things. Testosterone has a common side effect much desired by bodybuilders, increased hemoglobin which thickens the blood. Common sense dictates that if you apply testosterone replacement therapy to a man with a documented history of cardiovascular disease, a heart attack, blood clots or possible sudden death should certainly be foregone conclusion. DAAAH! My God, you don’t have to be a licensed physician to assume that. It’s almost as if these studies were conducted with ominous intentions, the intention to keep the ongoing anti steroid sentiment within society today. If a man is suffering from a weak heart or hardening of the arteries or already having blocked arteries, the last thing desired would be to thicken its blood. No shit heart attack is imminent! I have an idea, how about not administering or prescribing testosterone to the male population that suffer from cardiovascular disease. I think one can only surmise, testosterone therapy can be administered with extraordinary health benefits to those suffering from actual low testosterone levels. I’m not a licensed physician in any sense, but I do know the difference between low testosterone levels resulting from growing older and cardiovascular disease. That said, I’m fairly certain if you take a adult male who’s gut sticks out so far he can’t see his dick, who’s been lying on his fat ass eating Doritos for 15 years, who’s primary function in life is to eat, shit and masturbate and then prescribed him testosterone replacement therapy causing him to suddenly run, swim and have sex….. A heart attack may be the result. So ask yourself… Was it the testosterone therapy that caused his stroke or the sludge built up in his arteries?
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Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.
2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX – 2nd
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL – 5th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall