Erectile dysfunction (ED) is commonly caused by low testosterone levels. A potential deficiency of Testosterone could cause ED and a negative impact on your sex life. Discover why ED can be caused by low testosterone and how you can take steps to treat it.
How Can Low Testosterone Cause ED?
Due to the close relationship between Testosterone production and sex drive, low testosterone levels can lead to erectile dysfunction and decreased libido.
Androgens, such as testosterone, play a crucial role in male development. This hormone plays several roles in male development. Among them are:
- Maintaining your sexual drive and function
- Body composition regulation
- Helping muscles grow
- Developing secondary sexual characteristics
These functions can be affected by low testosterone levels. Low Testosterone can also lead to weight gain, trouble building muscle, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and other disorders, in addition to ED and loss of sexual drive.
How Can You Treat ED caused by Low Testosterone?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is the most comprehensive treatment for ED caused by low testosterone. The purpose of TRT is to treat the underlying cause rather than just treat the symptoms of a problem. It is common to achieve a complete recovery from hormonal ED by replenishing Testosterone levels.
You can optimize your testosterone levels by taking injections, topical creams and gels, or implanting pellets. There are also oral medications available for ED. These medications will not cure your ED but help you get healthy erections. ED can also be treated in a clinic. Acoustic waves in shockwave therapy allow damaged blood vessels to be repaired without surgery. The injection of PRP into the penis promotes the growth and repair of blood vessels.
Working with a Men’s Health expert who can create a personalized plan that suits your needs is key to pursuing TRT or other ED therapies. TRT requires constant monitoring and testing of your hormone levels to maintain an elevated level over time.
Opting For Compounding Medications For Treating ED
If you want personalized treatment for Erectile Dysfunction, you could always ask your compounding pharmacist to help you. Talk to your healthcare provider about compounding medications and how they can help. Compounding pharmacists can develop medicines that are customized to your needs. They can add and remove ingredients based on your preferences. They can also change the dosage and the formulation. For more information about compounding, you can always contact our experts, who will gladly help you out.
What Causes Low Testosterone?
There are many causes of low testosterone. Sometimes, it isn’t clear what causes a decrease in testosterone production.
Low testosterone levels are often associated with ageing. Male hormone production decreases as men grow older. Around 40% of men over 45 suffer from low testosterone levels.
The effects of shifting hormone levels can cause many symptoms we associate with ageing. Among other things, you may notice changes in your body composition, difficulties making gains at the gym, slower recovery times, and less energy.
Low testosterone isn’t just caused by ageing.
There are also other possible causes, such as:
- Diabetes and obesity
- Medical conditions and medications
- The use of illicit drugs
- The testes are injured or infected
- Chemical exposure, for instance, is an environmental factor
You may have a deficiency of testosterone regardless of your age if you exhibit symptoms of low testosterone, such as erectile dysfunction. We recommend comprehensive blood testing for anyone with low testosterone symptoms to better understand your hormone balance.
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