Reduced blood flow to the penis is the most common cause of ED. Our ED programs will treat this disorder to improve your sex life.
Erections depend on testosterone, but the relationship between the two is complex and should be understood. Some men have healthy erections despite testosterone levels well below the normal range.
What is clear is that low testosterone levels are linked to a number of the same chronic conditions that play a role in erectile dysfunction, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Causes of ED
It’s important to remember that low T isn’t the only cause of ED.
The most common cause of ED is reduced blood flow to the penis due to chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and hardening of the arteries.
Psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and relationship issues are also possible causes of ED. So are multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, chronic back pain, and other neurological conditions.
Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
We offer a wide range of treatment options for erectile dysfunction, so you can learn more about them here.
The first thing a doctor will do is make sure you’re getting the right treatment for any health conditions that could be causing or worsening your erectile dysfunction.
Depending on the cause and severity of your erectile dysfunction and any underlying health conditions, you might have various treatment options. A doctor can explain the risks and benefits of each treatment and will consider your preferences. Your partner’s preferences also might play a role in your treatment choices.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy and ED
If your testosterone level measures in the normal range, raising it through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) probably won’t help your ED.
For men who do have low testosterone levels, TRT has a better track record of restoring a man’s sex drive than overcoming ED.
While many men on TRT do report improvements in their erections, they often need added help from ED drugs known as PDE-5 inhibitors, such as avanafil (Stendra), sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra).
These drugs encourage erections by increasing blood flow to the penis. Some men with low T, on the other hand, don’t respond to these drugs without also undergoing TRT.
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Treating low testosterone can improve a man’s sex life by restoring their libido and brightening their mood, thereby renewing their interest in sex.
In men with low testosterone, TRT may also protect against some of the risk factors for ED by reducing belly fat, increasing insulin sensitivity, and lowering the risk for diabetes.
If you’d like to get a free consultation or apply for lab evaluation to learn which treatment option for ED is the most suitable for you, please get in touch with us here.