What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction, more commonly referred to as ED is when a man cannot obtain or maintain an erection good enough for sexual intercourse. There’s a common misconception that erectile dysfunction only applies to when there is total non-function of the penis. On the contrary, this is not true. A condition can be classified as ED when the man loses any degree of function during intercourse or can simply not enjoy the activity due to a less hardened erection.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
There are many possible causes to erectile dysfunction. Your Los Angeles Erectile Dysfunction Treatment depends on the root cause of your ED. Below are both physical and mental issues that may be responsible for your ED symptoms.
Psychological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Psychological causes such as stress, fatigue, low self-esteem, body image concerns, mood swings, depression, and anxiety can all reduce interest in sex, as can relationship issues like decreased availability of a partner, lack of communication between partners, or major life changes. Hormonal imbalance can be a major cause of loss of libido for many men and women. Although low libido is most commonly experienced in perimenopause, menopause, and andropause between the ages of 40 and 55, hormone-related decline in sex drive can occur at younger ages as well. An imbalance of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels can lead to a reduction of sexual drive and energy in women. Loss of libido is well known to occur in women who have had total hysterectomies (including removal of the ovaries) because of the large declines in sex hormones.
What Else Occurs during erectile dysfunction?
A common side effect of erectile dysfunction is a total or partial loss of libido. Loss of libido is a loss of sexual urges and thoughts and/or diminished desire to engage in sexual activity. A dwindling sex drive can be due to several factors and it can vary from one person to the next. Also, there are physical, psychological and relationship issues to consider when evaluating decreased libido.
Some major physical causes of low libido include: hormonal changes, illness, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, obesity, pain, excessive alcohol, or recreational drug use. Medications such as antidepressants, blood pressure medication, and birth control pills can also interfere with sexual interest.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Los Angeles with Southern California Center For Anti-Aging
ED TREATMENT IN LA WITH DR. GOLDSTONE
As previously mentioned, your erectile dysfunction treatment plan will depend on the root cause of your ED. As a holistic health practitioner, Dr. Judi Goldstone will prescribe an ED Treatment plan based on your needs. This most likely will include a rigorous blood panel in order to test for hormone imbalances such as low testosterone. You will also have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Goldstone. It is here where she will lend her expertise and ask you probing questions such as what your current stressors are in life. Welcome to the beginning of your erectile dysfunction treatment plan!
Controlling ED with Hormones
If your testosterone is low you will most likely be put on Testosterone replacement therapy program. The details of your TRT program will depend on your other hormone and nutrient levels.
Another way to reverse the symptoms of ED is with PDE-5 inhibitors. These are also commonly referred to as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. PDE-5 inhibitors are able to temporarily reverse the symptoms of ED by blocking an enzyme in the walls of your blood vessels. Thus, blood vessels are more relaxed and allow the increase of blood flow to certain areas of the body.
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