Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not uncommon. It can occur at any age but is more likely to occur as men age. Stress is a major cause of ED. It is not surprising that with so many stressors in life, many of us have very little desire or energy for sex. We all know that sex can be a great way to reduce stress. The positive feelings associated with sex are largely due to emotional and physical relief caused by the release of endorphins. Unfortunately, chronic psychological and physical stress often reduce our sex drive and ability to perform and enjoy sex. There are many advantages to maintaining a healthy level of sexual activity, which include reducing the incidence of heart attacks, increasing lifespan, maintaining a sense of well-being, and improving one’s quality of life. Eldred B. Taylor, M.D. is an ED doctor that gets to the root of your ED problem.
Causes of ED
According to the American Medical Association, 31% of men in the U.S. suffer from some form of erectile dysfunction. Research studies are beginning to recognize sexual function changes associated with stress. Stress can have tangible effects on our reproductive system. It disrupts sex hormones like testosterone, which can lead to sexual dysfunction and decreased sex drive in men.
When a man is stressed, cortisol, a hormone, is released. Cortisol blocks hormones produced in the pituitary gland that is necessary for sperm production in men. At the level of the testicle, cortisol suppresses testosterone in men. Cortisol affects reproduction at many levels to decrease the possibility of reproduction during stressful times. The biochemistry of how chronic stress affects a man’s reproductive system is not yet completely understood. However, it is clear that several important body systems are disrupted the result of which can lead to sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Increased sympathetic nervous system and decreased parasympathetic systems function caused by stress lead to decreased blood flow and sensitivity. Good blood flow and nerve function at important for sexual arousal and in achieving an erection. Poor blood circulation associated with aging and cardiovascular disease can lead to erectile dysfunction. Other conditions associated with erectile dysfunction include testosterone deficiencies, nutritional deficiencies, diabetes, hypertension, adrenal fatigue syndrome, and neurological disorders. Prescription drugs can also lead to ED.
Another major cause of erectile dysfunction is low testosterone levels. Testosterone is the hormone that is produced in the testicles. It is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics. Testosterone is important for sex drive, bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, and red blood cell production in men. Inadequate amounts of testosterone, men may lead to ED, low sex drive, sexual impotence, and infertility.
Our ED doctors perform digital pulse analysis testing to identify nerve and blood flow problems that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Reversing blood flow problems and improving nerve function is important to achieve good long-term results for those suffering from ED. We also perform testosterone and cortisol testing to identify testosterone and cortisol imbalances that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Tired of taking ED drugs or ED drugs don’t work? Regain your spontaneity and sex life. Give us a call today!
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Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Our ed doctors to the root of your ED problem by providing cutting edge screening tests to identify men with decreased blood flow and nerve function, low testosterone levels, and other medical conditions i.e. high blood pressure and diabetes that can cause ED.
We provide customized and state of the art comprehensive ED therapies i.e. testosterone hormone replacement, IV nutritional treatments, GainsWave™ acoustic shock wave therapy, peptide therapy, and specially formulated nutritional supplements to treat many of the reversible causes of ED, Peyronie’s disease, and premature ejaculation.
Testosterone Hormone Replacement
Most haven’t heard of male hormone replacement therapy for men. Hormone replacement therapy for women gets far more attention than male hormone replacement. It is fairly common for older men to undergo testosterone decline. After the age of 30, men lose as much as 1% of their testosterone hormone each year. Even though the process is normal, it can lead to bothersome symptoms like ED, memory problems, fatigue, weight gain, muscle loss, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Not only does testosterone hormone replacement therapy reverse the effects of andropause (male menopause), but it can also help men lead longer lives and improve their quality of life. Fortunately, male hormone replacement therapy can reverse these effects, and help men gain by their vigor and health.
Dr. Taylor is an ED doctor that specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement for men. Testosterone hormone replacement therapy can significantly change the way a man feels about himself. As they age, more and more men are turning to testosterone hormone therapy for heightened confidence, increased energy, improved sexual desire, and more satisfactory performance.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone Hormone:
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty with erection
- Low sperm count and testicular atrophy
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Low bone density
- Elevated hemoglobin A1C
Benefits of Testosterone Hormone Replacement:
- Improved erections
- Increased stamina
- Increased concentration
- Improve brain function
- Increase bone mass
- Increased energy
- Decreased blood sugar
- Improved muscle tone
- Reduced fat mass
- Increased libido
- Reduced cholesterol levels
- Lower risk of heart disease
Testosterone Pellets for Men
Testosterone pellets are derived from natural plant sources and then modified at the molecular level to perfectly match what your body naturally produces. These pure bio-identical hormones are then crystallized and compressed into tiny cylinders about the size of a grain of rice. Pellets are available as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen.
Testosterone pellets can deliver consistent, stable levels of hormones for up to 4 months. Lidocaine is injected into the skin and then our ED doctor makes a half-inch incision in the buttocks area and inserts the pellet under the skin. There is no pain or downtime with pellet implantation. There are no fluctuations in hormone levels as commonly seen with oral, injection, and topical delivery methods. This lack of fluctuation explains why pellets are more effective in treating hormone associated conditions and symptoms.*
Testosterone pellets appear to work better for hormone-related symptoms like erectile dysfunction, fatigue, decreased muscle mass, insomnia, moodiness, anxiety, memory problems, and brain fog. Bioidentical hormone pellets provide the most benefits in the treatment of hormone-related symptoms in men and women without the harmful side effects of synthetic hormones.*
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