Erectile dysfunction disorder is a common condition that affects roughly 52% of men. Percentages increase in men who are between the ages of 40 and 70. Erectile dysfunction disorder can be caused by underlying health conditions such as hormone imbalances, diabetes, hardened arteries, depression, and anxiety.
In cases where a hormone imbalance, such as hypogonadism, is the underlying cause of your condition, hormone therapy can be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.
What is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormones or hormones identical in structure to your natural hormones to elevate your hormone levels. In this case, people with low testosterone levels can receive treatment to replenish their testosterone.
After your current hormone levels are tested and evaluated, we will determine whether you are a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone Therapy for ED
Since testosterone plays a crucial role in regulating sperm production, it is one of the most important aspects of a person’s sexual drive and ease of arousal. Hormone therapy for ED can help if a person’s testosterone levels are low. Returning a person’s testosterone levels to normal can help them regain their stamina and sex drive.
There are several hormone replacement therapy options available to choose from.
Gels and Creams
Gel solutions are applied topically and absorbed through the skin. There are several brands that provide testosterone gels, and the location you apply the gel varies by brand. Some gels are applied to your inner thigh while others are applied to your upper arm.
This testosterone injection comes in the form of testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate, or testosterone undecanoate. Injections go under your skin or in one of your muscles. The frequency of your injections varies based on the brand.
This is a surgical option where Testopel pellets are implanted beneath your skin in the hip or glute area every 3 to 6 months, steadily releasing a stream of testosterone. The procedure takes roughly fifteen minutes and can be completed in the office.