How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Help with Your Erectile Dysfunction

Around 5% of 40-year-old men have trouble achieving an erection during sex. That number goes up to 15% of men by the time they reach 70. In other words, erectile dysfunction is common, especially as you age. Thankfully, it’s also treatable. Seeking proper diagnosis and treatment for erectile dysfunction early on can help restore normal sexual function while improving your intimate life and overall wellness.

Testosterone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed for erectile dysfunction because it’s quite effective. To find out if you’re a good candidate, call ReacTvate Vitality and Wellness Center or request an appointment online with hormone expert Seth Black, NMD.

Erectile dysfunction basics

Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, is an umbrella term for conditions that impact sexual function and reproductive health, leading to difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. While most men experience challenges in this department at some point, especially as testosterone levels decline with age, ongoing problems may indicate ED. 

Erectile dysfunction happens when something interferes with the complex process that makes erections possible. This process involves your brain, hormones, muscles, blood circulation, and nerves. The result usually isn’t only trouble with erections, but emotional complications, too, such as shame and embarrassment. It’s important to know, however, that there’s nothing shameful about struggling with ED. It’s not only common, but treatable. And sexual function is an important quality of life issue.

Erectile dysfunction causes

Addressing the underlying cause of your ED symptoms is vital for determining effective treatment. Erectile dysfunction can stem from a range of underlying factors and conditions, such as:

Of these, low testosterone is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. 

Testosterone replacement therapy benefits

When low testosterone fuels ED symptoms, testosterone replacement therapy can help restore normal sexual function. It works by increasing your levels of testosterone to a normal range and may be administered through:

Testosterone replacement therapy works to treat ED because testosterone is responsible for sexual function and desire, as well as muscle and hair growth. This means that testosterone therapy may also help alleviate additional symptoms of low testosterone levels, such as lost libido, headaches, increased belly fat, and night sweats. Once a blood test confirms you have low testosterone levels, Dr. Black can formulate your personalized treatment plan. 

Learn more about low testosterone and how it’s treated by calling our Scottsdale, Arizona, office or requesting your appointment online.

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