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Low T and 50 Shades of ED

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Admitting that you have a medical concern is the first step to finding an answer. If you are here wondering about erectile dysfunction and whether or not your problems in the bedroom are related to low testosterone, you’ve come to the right place. We know all about low T, and hope to answer all your questions, including “what are the symptoms of low T?” The first step to solving your problem, after all, is understanding it.

What Are The Symptoms of Low T? 

You’ve probably clicked around the internet a bit before getting to this page. You might be wondering “what are the symptoms of low T?” Well, the answer isn’t so straightforward. Men with low testosterone can suffer from a wide variety of symptoms. Many men will notice a marked difference in their sex drive and some do experience a change in their ability to achieve an erection. Other men will notice a loss of muscle mass and increase in body fat first, while still other men will notice a lack of energy, and mood changes.

Furthermore, any combination of these symptoms and others may be present for any given person. While many men experience low T in different ways, the symptoms may also point to other medical issues. Discussing your symptoms with an experienced provider is the best way to get a reliable diagnosis.

Erectile Dysfunction and Low T 

While there is a connection between erectile dysfunction and low testosterone, few cases of erectile dysfunction are soley related to low testosterone. The role of testosterone in gaining and maintaining erections is vital, but not as huge as you might think. Sure, newspapers, press releases and websites might want you to believe that low testosterone is the “one and only cause of erectile dysfunction”but it simply is not. While low testosterone can be dealt with effectively and easily, it may not cure most cases of erectile dysfunction. With that being said, lets take a look at the connection.

Testosterone plays a key part in a man’s libido, or natural drive toward sexual intimacy. Testosterone is what makes you desire sex, plain and simple. While most men will recognize a marked decline in their sex drive as they age, low testosterone will make that decline even more drastic. Testosterone is also what helps you achieve an orgasm. If you are having difficulty achieving orgasms,Low T might be a reason.

Testosterone, because of its libido connection, helps men achieve an erection. In men with low testosterone levels achieving an erection may take much longer than it once did. There are strong phychosocial, or “brain/emotion”, influences that are involved in erectile function. Testosterone does play a role in most of these triggers, but to say that “fixing” your Low T will fix your problems with ED would be a huge overstatement. The majority of what happens when a man gains an erection is all related to blood flow and blood vessels. For men with severe, erectile dysfunction, this are must be properly addressed regardless of your testosterone levels.

Finding a Treatment Plan 

In order to come up with a treatment plan for erectile dysfunction it is important to better understand what is causing the problem. Thankfully, testing testosterone is an easy, straightforward blood test. If testosterone is found to be low, a treatment plan can be put in place that will raise those numbers, and potentially help you improve your sex life. If low testosterone isn’t the culprit, your problems will need to be addressed differently. More in-depth medical is often necessary.The use of medications such as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis can help many men with erectile dysfunction and studies show that treating your Low T while taking these drugs appropriately, helps them to work better.

The Bottom Line 

Now that we’ve answered the question “what are the symptoms of low t?“, you might be wondering whether or not you have it, and whether or not it is directly related to your erectile dysfunction issues. Again, the answer isn’t crystal clear. It is possible your symptoms are related to low t, and it is also possible that they are not. The best way to figure it out is to speak with an experienced provider as soon as possible.

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(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C

(Augie) Juan Augustine Galindo Jr. MPAS, PA-C started his career in healthcare as a fireman/paramedic in West Texas where he served on the Midland Fire Department from 1998-2004.   He became interested in testosterone treatment after seeing how hormone replacement doctors helped those suffering from low testosterone.   After graduating from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program, he moved to DFW where he currently lives with his wife and three children.

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