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Having a low testosterone level does not mean that you will necessarily have erectile dysfunction or ED. ED problems are usually caused by a condition known as atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries. With atherosclerosis the blood vessels within the penis can no longer dilate to cause a firm erection. This condition has three main causes - diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Low testosterone can also accompany these diseases, so your testosterone level needs to be evaluated by a qualified anti-aging specialist.
Low testosterone plays apart in a lot of diseases that effect low libido, and erectile dysfunction. Low testosterone is linked to many conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, and endothelial dysfunction. New research has shown that low testosterone can be a precursor to developing diabetes.
My physician says my testosterone level is normal. What is going on?
When your blood level of free and total testosterone is evaluated, you may be told ny your doctor that your levels are normal. But, what does that really mean? When you have bloodwork done to determine your hormone levels, they will be evauated by the lab to reflect the normal level for a man your age. A man in his 50's will sometimes have a level that is 75% lower than a young man in his twenties. It is normal for testosterone levels to drop as you age, but this drop can have disasterous effects on your body and your sense of well being. It is our goal to reset your testosterone back to a youthful level.
Men that have had their testosterone returned to the levels they had in their twenties have reported an increase in desire for sex, increased sexual satisfaction, firmer erections, and a more satisfying relationship with their spouse or significant other. Testosterone is extremely important to a man's sense of self and his overall feeling of well being.