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:
Erectile dysfunction can lead to feelings of embarrassment, insecurity, and even depression. If you're suffering from this condition, you are not alone. Erectile dysfunction affects an estimated 30 million men in the United States alone.
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:
Diagnosing the cause of erectile dysfunction involves a blood or urine test to seek evidence of low testosterone and other physical factors. Your doctor will also inspect your reproductive organs to seek out any problems related to blood flow or nerve functions. The tests could be done visually or with the use of ultrasound technology.
We may also recommend an overnight erection test. While sleeping, a man may experience multiple erections without realizing it. If an erection occurs during this test it would further distinguish whether the problem is caused by a physical condition or an emotional one.
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:
Erectile dysfunction can damage your confidence and your relationship. Low testosterone may be the cause, and BHRT may be the cure. To get started with testosterone replacement therapy, call (973) 998-7770.