Frequently Asked Questions
How can bioidentical hormone replacement help me?
Hormones level change throughout our lives. There are dips and spikes beginning in pre-adolescence and the changes continue throughout a person’s life. When hormone levelsare unbalanced hormone replacement therapies can ease symptoms that arise due to the imbalance. Bioidentical hormones are manmade hormones that come from plant estrogens and are used to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Hormone therapy can help with hot flashes, mood changes, night sweats, memory loss, sleep issues, and loss of interest in sex.
Does erectile dysfunction happen suddenly?
Yes it can. How quickly erectile dysfunction occurs depends on the reason. As men get older, their hormone levels and overall health might change and it can lead to a gradual change in erectile function. There are also things that can occur that create immediate and sudden changes, such as injury or illness. Another reason why erectile dysfunction might occur suddenly is for mental or emotional reasons. When the problem is caused by stress or other mental health problems, it can ease as quickly as it arose.
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
The treatment for erectile dysfunction is based on the cause of causes of the problem. For instance, if there are emotional or mental issues affecting a man’s ability to enjoy a healthy sex life, stress reduction and counseling might be recommended. In cases where the problem is related to changes in hormone levels, hormone therapy might be recommended. And if the issue is related to injury or illness or a concrete medical problem, that particular issue will be addressed primarily and then treatment will be enacted for the secondary issue with erectile dysfunction.
Can erectile dysfunction be prevented?
In some cases, yes. This is especially true when erectile dysfunction is related to emotional or mental health issues or it is caused by a change in hormones. For the former, men are encouraged to deal with stress and seek counseling to help them with any issues they are experiencing. In the case of hormone imbalance, it is possible to prevent the problem by anticipating and prevent hormone spikes and dips as our bodies change. Maintaining good health in general is also preventative.
How do you know if you have low testosterone?
The best way to know if you have low testosterone is to undergo a test from your doctor. However, there might be things you notice on your own that indicate an imbalance in your testosterone levels. For example, problems sleeping or sleeping too much, reduced libido, sexual dysfunction, emotional changes, infertility, weight gain, and decreased strength are all signs that a man’s testosterone levels might be low.
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