Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction in Men: Is Low Testosterone the Link

There are many reasons why men have erectile dysfunction (or E.D.). There are also many solutions. If you get nothing else from this paragraph, get this: don’t despair—we can help.

You should also realize that E.D. is common. The Massachusetts Male Aging Study reported that:

By age 40, 40% of adult men have some degree of E.D.

  • This rate increases to about 70% by age 70.
  • The rate of E.D. in the adult male population overall is 52%.
  • E.D. affects 30 million men in the United States. It’s just that no one talks about it.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Here are some of the more common culprits:

Low Testosterone

Men need testosterone to function sexually. And they need a lot of it. If you don’t have enough, things aren’t going to work optimally.

Elevated Estrogen

Men need some estrogen for heart and bone health; but too much estrogen is counterproductive for men, particularly when it comes to sexual function.

Health Conditions and Medications

Common health conditions that cause E.D. include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, various conditions of the prostate, and some surgeries. Medications for high blood pressure, antidepressants, and blood thinners can also cause sexual dysfunction.

Treatment For Erectile Dysfunction

There are more treatment options available today than most men realize. The trick is to find the right combination of solutions for you. We can help with that. Our doctors will start by making sure your hormone levels are optimized.

What if Balancing Hormones Isn’t Enough?

For men who continue to have E.D., even after hormones are balanced, take heart. We have a progression of treatment choices that can restore function. The protocols we use alleviate erectile dysfunction for 99% of our clients.

Talk to Spartan Medical Associates for help – 704-469-5613

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