Low T and Erectile Dysfunction (ED) The Facts
Often Confused For One Another – Discover The Differences And Links Between ED and Low T
Men with Low Testosterone levels will generally experience a reduced sexual desire and sometimes can also find that they have trouble getting or keeping an erection long enough to enable them to have sexual Intercourse (aka erectile dysfunction ).
Although Erection Difficulties and Low Testosterone are often linked, the facts are that they are actually two very different conditions with some distinct differences
Low Testosterone generally affects a man’s sex drive as well as his physical ability to perform sexually – his desire to have sex will usually diminish, along with it his ability to both become and stay erect.
Men suffering with Erection Dysfunction (ED) do not necessarily lose their desire for sex, they simply become unable to gain an erection and/or perform sexually.
ED can have many causes… these can include Vascular problems, heart disease, high cholesterol and even diabetes if left unchecked.
Clinical studies tell us that between 2 and 10% of men with ED also suffer with low testosterone production.
Low Testosterone and ED
Although both conditions can cause sexual problems, they do both develop differently… Low T occurs when certain glands and the testes begin to produce less and less testosterone as the man starts to get older ( Testosterone levels reduce gradually from the age of 30) its proven that on average, a man’s natural testosterone production reduces by between 1 and 2% a year from the age of 30.
ED on the other hand, can affect any man at any age, it can be brought on by the aforementioned conditions, plus outside influences such as stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol and drugs.
Low Testosterone has many other effect on the man’s body..apart from the drop in sex drive he may also experience:
- Increased Body Fat
- Poor Moods
- Disturbed Sleep
- Lack Of Energy
- Reduced Muscle Mass and Tone
In many ways, the fact that a man has Low T can be relatively straight forward to recognise.. as the effects build, its often quite easy (especially for his partner) to notice the changes in his moods, body shape and just how he becomes less energetic or positive.
ED can be harder to diagnose – especially the root cause.
If you think that you could be suffering from either Low Testosterone or ED do not assume the worst … They can both be treated quite successfully…get your self checked out by your doctor as soon as possible..a simple blood test can identify Low Testosterone…only then can you decide on the best course of treatment, and wether to use drug based treatments or natural methods.