There can be any number of causes for low testosterone in men. Men who suffer from low testosterone may be able to address the issue with testosterone therapy by visiting Proactive Men’s Medical Center in Ohio for a free consultation.
Low Testosterone can make it very difficult to have or maintain an erection. When levels of this hormone are low, a male might not be capable of achieving or maintaining an erection either during sleep or after physical exercise. Other causes for erectile dysfunction include:
Smoking. Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a highly addicting compound. Physical activity and extreme exertion increase the levels of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine, or the pleasure chemical, provides a sense of euphoria when used excessively. Physical activity and exercise, however, also decrease levels of dopamine and thus reduce the euphoric feeling. Excessive smoking also reduces the sperm count and the quality of sperm.
Depression. Depression often accompanies low testosterone levels. Symptoms of depression include fatigue, irritability, decreased interest in sex, and insomnia. Men with these symptoms should seek medical attention. They may be experiencing physiological problems that signal the presence of depression, such as low vitamin B levels or impaired sperm production.
Certain medications. Certain medications, notably those that lower calcium and magnesium levels also reduce testosterone levels. These medications are used for a variety of conditions, including to treat high blood pressure, epilepsy, chronic pain, and menstrual disorders. Certain medications also alter testosterone levels during menopause. These medications should be avoided, if at all possible, because they can be very dangerous.
Learn how to take control of your sexual health today with medical experts ready to support your unique needs.
Contact Proactive Men’s Medical Center
Proactive Men’s Medical Center
4350 Glendale Milford Rd Suite 240 Cincinnati, OH 45242