Sexual health is an important component of a happy and enjoyable life. Erectile dysfunction (ED) can get in the way of your intimate relationships and cause significant physical and mental distress. Many men experience erectile dysfunction as they age, but it’s not an inevitable part of aging and can be successfully treated. Luckily there are many treatment options that can address your impotence issues. You’ve come to the right place, as the team at Foye MD and Spa has years of experience treating erectile dysfunction with Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
What is ED?
Erectile dysfunction is the chronic inability to get or sustain an erection. Most men experience sexual difficulties now and then; true ED is a more persistent problem that doesn’t go away over a period of time. Erectile dysfunction can be stressful and distressing, but it’s treatable.
What causes ED?
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of factors, including both mental and physical conditions. The physical conditions that might be behind your ED include:
- Being overweight or obese
- Cardiovascular disease
- Physical damage from surgery or cancer
- Side effects from medication
- Drug or alcohol use
Erectile dysfunction can also be caused by psychological problems, some among them are:
- Relationship difficulties
- Anxiety or depression
- History of abuse or trauma
- Low self-esteem
Dr. Ikyaator determines the cause(s) of your ED and finds the right treatment for you.
How can testosterone therapy help?
There are a number of treatments for erectile dysfunction, and Dr. Ikyaator works with you to determine the possible causes of your ED and find solutions that work best for you. Testosterone replacement therapy is a commonly prescribed solution for erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone is an essential hormone produced in the testicles that’s responsible for sexual function and drive, hair growth, and muscle growth. Low testosterone levels can cause erectile dysfunction as well as loss of libido, headaches, night sweats, and an increase in belly fat. Only through lab tests can you know for sure if your testosterone levels are low and causing your ED.
Testosterone therapy is a great option for men whose ED is caused by low levels of testosterone. This treatment can help restore your testosterone to healthy levels and increase the flow of blood to the penis, therefore strengthening erections.
There are a number of ways to take testosterone, and Dr. Ikyaator works with you to find one that works best for you. Testosterone is available as an injection, in a gel that you rub on your skin, in a patch, and as a pill.
Other drugs that may help
Dr. Ikyaator may also prescribe medications such as Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis®, or Stendra® in addition to testosterone therapy to further treat erectile dysfunction. These medications can also help you maintain an erection by increasing blood flow to your penis.
Most men experience sexual difficulties from time to time. If these sexual problems persist, you may have erectile dysfunction. There are treatment options for ED, and Dr. Ikyaator and the team at Foye MD and Spa can help you find the one that’s right for you, restoring you to full sexual health. Call or click today to make your appointment!