After the age of 30, some men experience a drop in sexual drive and difficulty with erectile function. While some erectile dysfunction (ED) symptoms are caused by psychological factors, there is a biological factor that men often forget to get tested: testosterone levels. Learn to recognize these common signs that your testosterone levels should be tested.
Drop in Sexual Drive – The most common symptom of low testosterone (low-t) is a drop in sexual drive and libido. While this drop can be caused by psychological symptoms like stress and anxiety, low-t is a potential cause of impotence. If nighttime erections begin to wane, it’s time to test your testosterone levels.
Physical Symptoms – A drop in testosterone levels can sometimes cause obvious physical symptoms like enlarged breasts or hair loss. One of the most common early signs that some men notice is that they do not need to shave as often as before.
Andropause – At the age of 40, some men begin experiencing a male form of menopause called andropause. Men will typically experience menopause-like symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. This is a time when hormone levels begin to drop due to age. It’s important to test testosterone levels after this age to make sure your hormone levels are decreasing at a normal rate.
Testosterone replacement therapy is one of the best ways to boost testosterone. Discover a new way to restore erectile function at Pinnacle Men’s Health in Jacksonville.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) can cause a tremendous amount of strain for both partners in a relationship. Both people can feel insecure, angry, and stressed from a loss of sexual intimacy. Discover a new way to restore erectile function by renewing the bond between you and your partner.
- Find a way to rekindle intimacy in the relationship. This doesn’t always mean sexual intimacy! Rebuild your friendship by praying together, finding a new hobby, or having a conversation about sparking a deeper and more intimate relationship with each other.
- Create a health plan. When partners create plans together, they are more likely to fulfill health goals. Drinking less alcohol, quitting nicotine use, and losing weight can sometimes help restore erectile function in men.
- Have a conversation and do not rush things. Have an honest conversation with your partner about ED and mental health. ED can often stem from psychological factors including anxiety and stress. Read our post about talking to your partner about ED.
- Find an ED doctor or treatment center. ED isn’t the end of the world, but it can sometimes cause strains in a marriage. Find a treatment center near you and identify the best treatment for restoring erectile function.
Open and honest communication is the key to navigating a relationship while struggling with ED. Pinnacle Men’s Health in Jacksonville offers many clinic services to help reduce ED symptoms and improve overall male sexual health. Schedule an appointment for an all-inclusive consultation at (904) 584-3925.