Erectile dysfunction becomes more common as a man ages. Fluctuation in hormone levels and other health conditions can make it more and more difficult for a man to get or keep an erection that is firm enough to last until he achieves orgasm.
Erectile dysfunction has several verifiable causes. A few of the most common include:
Testosterone is the male hormone the testes produce.. It controls body structure, sex drive, and determines how quickly muscle mass is gained or lost. It is one of the most important of the male hormones and plays the same role as estrogen in a female when it comes to the function of the reproductive system.
Aging is one of the biggest factors when it comes to how much testosterone the body produces. Health conditions that affect the endocrine system will also play a role in how much testosterone is produced. Metabolic disorders, diabetes, and obesity have a direct impact on the number of hormones your body produces. If you believe your testosterone levels aren't where they should be, call Dr. Khalil as soon as possible to schedule a thorough screening.
In addition to the regular cholesterol and blood glucose screenings, men also need to have other screenings performed to ensure they’re functioning normally. A prostate screening is extremely important after age 50. Pre-screenings in the form of a blood test are recommended by some doctors as early as age 40.
Blood tests can detect abnormal PSA levels, which can indicate the need for a physical evaluation of the prostate gland. Blood tests are also used to detect changes in testosterone and other important hormones. Both men and women should be screened for their respective health conditions as they age. This allows for early detection and diagnoses as well as the ability to create a much more accurate treatment plan.
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