Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

There are a number of factors in a man's body that play a role in forming an erection. It is a combination of physical properties such as the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels as well as mental and chemical attributes involving the brain, hormones, and emotions. A problem with any of these factors can lead to one of the three main symptoms of erectile dysfunction:

  • Unable to get an erection
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection
  • Experiencing a loss of sexual desire

Erectile Dysfunction Causes

A major cause of erectile dysfunction is low testosterone. As doctors learn more about your body's hormones and how they work, evidence points to hormonal imbalance as an ED cause. Low testosterone, among many other debilitating symptoms, can damage a man's sex drive and erectile function.

Some of the other causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship problems
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Many Perscription drugs
  • Obesity
  • Nerve damage
  • Prostate surgery
  • Cancer/radiation therapy
  • Tobacco
  • Congenital Abnormalities
  • Alcohol or drug use

Erectile Dysfunction Testing

Diagnosing erectile dysfunction may involve a blood test to determine causes like low testosterone or other physical factors. Your doctor may also inspect your reproductive organs and/or perform an ultrasound of the blood vessels to determine problems related to blood flow or nerve function.

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

There are many treatment options available, but most patients are not aware of them and many physicians lack the skill or training to recommend them. Find out more about ED Treatments here.

If it is determined that your condition is the result of low testosterone, a doctor will likely recommend BHRT, or bio-identical hormone replacement. This safe, cutting-edge treatment uses testosterone that's chemically identical to that your body produces naturally.

Other treatments for erectile dysfunction include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Prescription medications
  • Nutritional or IV Therapy

Feel Like You Again

Erectile dysfunction can damage your confidence and your relationship. Low testosterone may be the cause, and BHRT may be the cure. Don't wait - Call Cedar Male Medical, or Schedule your appointment online now!

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