Prestige Clinicians LLC
Family Medicine, Adults, & Pediatrics & Urgent Care located in Fort Lauderdale, FL & Oakland Park, FL
Low testosterone (low T) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are two of the most common painful health issues affecting men. Prestige Clinicians LLC provides the care you need to fight low T, ED and impotence to improve your sexual performance and emotional well-being.
Chinedu Okeke, MD, and Henry Odazie, DNP, FNP-C, at Prestige Clinicians LLC in Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park, Florida, take an integrative approach to help you discover the causes of these conditions and offer innovative treatments to help men with low T and erectile dysfunction.
Schedule an appointment online https://www.prestigeclinicians.com/services/low-t-and-erectile-dysfuction or call the office today +1 (954) 496-2599
Low T & Erectile Dysfunction in Men Q & A
What are low T and erectile dysfunction?
Low testosterone (low T) and erectile dysfunction (ED) are health problems that affect men.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone responsible for many of the male characteristics, such as deepening of the voice, growth of facial hair, and increase in muscle mass.
Low T develops because the male reproductive glands — the testes — fail to produce adequate amounts of testosterone.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
ED describes the inability to get or sustain an erection long enough for intercourse. Though occasional impotence is normal, ED typically worsens over time, affecting your emotional well-being.
What are the symptoms of low T?
Symptoms of low T vary and may depend on the underlying cause of the decline in your testosterone levels and your age. Common symptoms include:
- Low sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle mass
- Low mood
- Poor concentration
- Loss of body hair
Your declining testosterone levels also affect bone health, putting you at risk of developing osteoporosis, describes porous bones that make you more susceptible to fractures.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
There are many conditions that may cause ED. In addition to low T, other causes include:
- History of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol
- Lack of physical exercise
- Carrying excess body fat
- Drinking too much alcohol
Your risk of developing ED increases as you get older.
What are the treatments for low T and erectile dysfunction?
The Prestige Clinicians LLC team takes a personalized approach to care and customizes your low T and erectile dysfunction treatment plan based on your symptoms and health goals.
For low T, testosterone replacement therapy is the primary treatment. The team talks to you about your hormone replacement options, which may include patches, gels, injections, or pellets.
For ED from low T, testosterone replacement therapy can help. You may also benefit from lifestyle changes such as increasing your physical activity, losing weight, and smoking cessation.
When lifestyle changes fail to improve your erectile dysfunction, the team may talk to you about medication for ED.
The Prestige Clinicians LLC team works closely with you, designing a plan that best fits your needs.
Find out more about treatment options for low T and erectile dysfunction at Prestige Clinicians LLC by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.