Low testosterone levels can affect many aspects of your life from how you look to how you perform in the bedroom. Suffering from the negative side effects of low testosterone may not be attributed to the normal aging process. Men of all ages can struggle with the side effects of low testosterone levels. While we understand that discussing your sexual and personal problems may be embarrassing, we promise that you are not alone. Your physician may be able to help you combat the effects of low testosterone with testosterone replacement therapy.

Testosterone is the most important male sex hormone. It is responsible for the growth and development of the gonads, sperm production, muscle production and maintenance, bone density, and sex drive. While it is well known that erectile dysfunction is due to decreased androgen function, how exactly are testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction linked?

The most common cause of erectile dysfunction is a disease of the gonads (hypogonadism.) It is believed that men who suffer from erectile dysfunction will benefit from testosterone replacement therapy since most ED cases are due to hypogonadism. When you increase the overall serum levels of testosterone within the male body, ED symptoms may decrease or disappear.  It seems that low testosterone levels from hypogonadism, and erectile dysfunction are closely linked. Although, some physicians and researchers are finding that a small portion of patients they place on testosterone replacement therapy are seeing an increase in the sex drive but no change in ED symptoms.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, testosterone replacement therapy may help. Your physician at Men’s Vitality Clinic in Glendale, Arizona will oversee your testing and treatment plan. It is time that you take back your life and Men’s Vitality Clinic can help.