Erectile dysfunction is a medical disorder in men that can stem from one or more underlying causes. It is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. This can be a very sensitive matter for most men. There is nothing to be ashamed of as this disorder can stem from many different causes such as; side effect to medications, chronic illnesses, poor blood flow to the penis, too much alcohol, or extreme fatigue. Your erectile dysfunction may also be due to a hormonal imbalance.

Testosterone is one of the most necessary and important hormones within the male body. When proper levels are off, a man’s body and mind can change dramatically. Testosterone is responsible (in sexually mature men) for maintaining libido, muscle strength, growth of facial and body hair, maintaining sperm production, and  maintaining a healthy bone density. Erectile dysfunction can be a side effect of low testosterone levels in sexually mature men. Chronic erectile dysfunction should be discussed with your primary care physician. Testosterone replacement therapy might be a treatment option for you.

The only way for your physician to determine if your erectile dysfunction is caused by low testosterone levels would be through laboratory testing. Your physician should also know what medications you are currently taking, if you have ever used steroids, or if you have had an injury to your testes. If testosterone replacement therapy is an option, your erectile dysfunction may go away after a few treatments. Take the time to speak to your physician at Men’s Vitality Clinics. They can help diagnose the underlying issue of your erectile dysfunction.