How many men in the U.S. do you believe are affected by erectile dysfunction? Ten million? Fifteen million? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), up to 30 million American men are diagnosed with ED. That includes 17 percent of men in their 60s who are unable to achieve or maintain erections.
There are multiple reasons a man might develop ED. One of the causes is low testosterone, which can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Erections depend on testosterone, but the relationship between ED and low T is complex and not fully understood. Some men have healthy erections despite testosterone levels well below the normal range.
Even though ED is a fairly common condition, many men aren’t well-informed about it. You can test your knowledge by taking our brief quiz. And if you’ve experienced a loss of libido or other symptoms of low T such as fatigue, insomnia, mood swings, or lack of focus, request a consultation using the online form to meet with one of our hormone replacement specialists in Baton Rouge or Metairie, LA. Or call us at (225) 960-1580 (Baton Rouge) or (504) 252-9579 (Metairie).