Can Low Testosterone Cause ED?
When you have low T, your levels of testosterone, the male sex hormone, fall below normal. When this happens, it may have an impact on your sexual life. Your physical desire may decrease. You may also develop erectile dysfunction (ED). If you think low testosterone may be the leading cause of your erectile dysfunction, then contact American Male Medical today or request an appointment online. Our top-rated medical doctors and staff will be able to help you improve your sex life by treating your low testosterone. We have convenient locations to serve you in Lewisville TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Irvine CA, and Nashville TN!
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Your levels of the male sex hormone could be below normal if you are experiencing low testosterone. When your levels drop to below normal, it can affect your sex life, your sex drive and can also cause you to develop erectile dysfunction.
Low testosterone is not the only way you can cause erectile dysfunction; however, it is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction found in men. This is because the reduced blood flow to the penis can be due to chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and hardening of the arteries. Medical conditions such as the ones previously stated are not the only problems that can cause erectile dysfunction, you can also be facing psychological problems that can cause erectile dysfunction including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
Getting an erection depends highly on testosterone, however, the relationship between the two can be complex. While some men can have healthy erections despite their testosterone levels being well below the normal range. It is clear though that low testosterone levels are linked to a number of chronic conditions that do play a large part in erectile dysfunction such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Low testosterone treatment helps to encourage erections by increasing blood flow to the penis. Treating low testosterone in men can help to improve their sex life by restoring their libido and even brightening their mood, which then renews their interest in sex once more.
Male sexual arousal is a very complex process and involves not only the brain but also the hormones, emotions, nerves, and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can be a result of any number of the above problems. As well, stress and mental health concerns can also be the cause or even worsen erectile dysfunction.
It can also be a combination of both physical and psychological issues which cause erectile dysfunction. A few physical causes of erectile dysfunction include:
• Heart disease
• Clogged blood vessels
• High cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Metabolic syndrome
• Parkinson’s disease
• Certain prescription meds
• Tobacco use
• Peyronie’s disease
• Alcohol or substance abuse
• Sleep issues
• Low testosterone
As mentioned, psychological issues can also be a cause for erectile dysfunction including:
• Mental health
• Relationship issues
• Other concerns
Erectile dysfunction is diagnosed by offering a physical exam and a discussion on the sexual history of the individual, as well as a doppler ultrasound test which will be conducted by our medical doctors at American Male Medical. Once completed, we will be able to go over the treatment options available to you dependent on the results.
If your results come back as low testosterone being one of the main contributing factors to your erectile dysfunction, we can offer a few treatments for this including low testosterone therapy or other hormone therapies or replacements.
If you or your partner is experiencing erectile dysfunction and you think their symptoms are that which are matching low testosterone, contact American Male Medical today, or book your appointment online. Our experienced and highly-qualified doctors will be able to diagnose and offer treatment to you to help get your sex life back on track. We have convenient locations to serve you in Lewisville TX, Nashville TN, Sherman Oaks, and Irvine CA. We serve patients from Lewisville TX, DFW TX, Carrollton TX, Flower Mound TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Burbank CA, Glendale CA, Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, Tustin CA, Nashville TN, Brentwood TN, and Oak Hill TN. Looking forward to serving you!