Men with high testosterone levels are more likely to develop heart failure, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the The BMJ. Men with genetic predisposition to high testosterone levels could be at increased risk of developing blood clots and heart failure, a study has found. The study, led by City University of New York researchers, aimed to determine whether endogenous testosterone has a causal role in blood clots (thromboembolism), heart failure and heart attack (myocardial infarction). ‘High levels of testosterone could play a significant role in the development of heart problems such as blood clots and heart failure in men.’Read More.. They found endogenous testosterone was positively associated with thromboembolism, heart failure, and myocardial infarction in men. The findings can also have implications for men who take testosterone supplements to boost energy levels and sex drive, said Mary Schooling, Professor at the varsity. Endogenous testosterone can be controlled with existing treatments and could be a modifiable risk factor for thromboembolism and heart failure, she noted. "We need to be thinking of new directions for reducing heart disease and this is one way of doing it," Schooling was quoted as saying to The Guardian. She pointed out that statins, which are used to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, have been found to lower testosterone levels. "To protect men we should be looking at treatments and lifestyles which are more on the side of keeping testosterone lower rather than higher," she said. For the study, researchers included almost four lakh men and women aged 40 to 75 years. The associations were found less obvious in women.Source: IANS << Health Experts Fear Leprosy Resurgence in Nepal Green Tea, Rice Compounds Reverse Alzheimer's-like Symptoms >> Recommended Reading High Testosterone may Promote Cardiovascular Disease Sex hormones, testosterone and estrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors and raises a man's risk of heart disease, demonstrates a new study. READ MORE High Testosterone Level In Women / Hyperandrogenism High levels of testosterone in women, also known as hyperandrogenism is an endocrine disorder characterized by acne, increased facial and body hair and menstrual abnormalities. The symptoms can be treated by antiandrogens. READ MORE Older Men With High Testosterone Levels Have High Mortality Risk Older men whose testosterone levels were neither low nor high tended to live longer, according to a new study. READ MORE Men With High Testosterone Levels May be Less Religious High levels of sex hormones in men such as testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can influence his religiosity. Further research is needed on why androgen levels influence a person's religious connections. READ MORE Adreno Cortical Carcinoma Adrenocortical carcinoma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer that affects the outer cortex layer of the adrenals situated atop the kidneys. READ MORE Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic valve Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the c valve. Symptoms include angina, and that of heart failure. Aortic valve replacement is effective therapy. READ MORE Congenital Heart Disease Heart diseases that are present at birth are called Congenital heart diseases. READ MORE Is Your Man Moody? Women get confused by the behavior of men in their lives. It is time they realize that men too have frequent mood swings. READ MORE Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is a relatively common condition and causes leakage of blood through the valve. MVP is not life-threatening in most instances. READ MORE Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension It can be a serious condition affecting the heart. It is defined as mean pulmonary arterial pressure >25mm Hg at rest and >30mm Hg on exertion. READ MORE Statins Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms but also offering several health benefits. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Post-Nasal Drip Indian Medical Journals Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: Congenital Heart DiseaseAndropause / Male MenopauseHeartHealthy HeartAdreno Cortical CarcinomaPulmonary Arterial HypertensionStatinsMitral Valve ProlapseAortic Valve StenosisIs Your Man Moody?