Do Steroids Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
The use of steroids is linked to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction. When a man uses steroids, his body stops making testosterone, which reduces his sex drive and causes his testicles to weaken. Fortunately, there are remedies for erectile dysfunction, as well as precautions you may take to avoid it in the first place. Learn about steroids and their relationship with erectile dysfunction. American Male Medical has the answers you need. We have convenient locations to serve you in Lewisville TX, Nashville TN, Sherman Oaks, and Irvine CA. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Could steroids be causing my ED?
Do steroids permanently lower testosterone?
Do steroids help erectile dysfunction?
What should I do about my ED?
If you take a steroid for a chronic health condition or for another reason, and if you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction, then you might be wondering whether there’s a relationship between these things. There may be a relationship, and we’d like to help you discover that relationship. You can come see us for a consultation here at American Male Medical, or you can keep reading to learn more about the relationship between steroids and erectile dysfunction.
Some people take certain corticosteroid steroids like prednisone for a chronic inflammatory disorders. Other people may take anabolic steroids to help with muscle development. The problem is that some of these steroids may lead to low serum testosterone which reduces sexual desire and causes erectile dysfunction (ED). If a person has ED and is taking a steroid, the person should speak with a medical professional about it.
Once a person stops using a steroid that’s causing their ED, the ED and related issues may begin to disappear. However, it might be harmful to stop using a steroid that’s treating a health condition, so the person should see a medical professional first. Even if the person is taking a steroid for another reason, it’s best to see a medical professional.
Seeing a medical professional about steroid use and ED might actually be necessary, especially if the steroid use and the ED are unrelated, or if the person is experiencing long-term effects.
Steroid use can disrupt the normal production of hormones like testosterone in the body, and sometimes, this disruption can become permanent. In fact, the effects may be permanent even if a person stops using a steroid, but the effects might go away instead. Issues like decreased sperm production and shrinking of the testicles may go away too, but certain other changes like male-pattern baldness may never go away.
Anabolic steroid use can have other serious effects too. For example, it can actually increase a person’s risk of testicular cancer. For this reason and many others, it’s important to be careful about steroid use, and it’s just as important to be careful about ED.
If a patient has permanently low testosterone, they may benefit from testosterone replacement therapy.
Some steroids can cause ED while others may actually help with ED. However, it’s never a good idea to take an over-the-counter steroid for your ED, and you should speak with a medical professional before you do anything to address your problem.
ED is a really common condition, and it’s easy to get help since many clinics like American Male Medical want to help people like you. In fact, here at American Male Medical, we treat issues like ED, premature ejaculation, and low testosterone several thousand times each year!
You should come to a men’s health clinic like American Male Medical! We can help you address the underlying cause of your ED and any other factors involved. If a steroid is causing your ED, then we may be able to help you ease off of using the steroid, and we may also be able to help you address other factors involved in your case. If you need to be treated for your ED, we can provide testosterone replacement therapy.
Don’t hesitate to connect with us if you’re concerned about your health. There’s a lot we can do for you here at American Male Medical. Contact us today or request an appointment online. 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!