Testosterone Isn’t the Only Fuel For a Man’s Sex Drive and Performance.
Many men can encounter some difficulty in the bedroom. In fact, about 40% of men at age 40 have experienced decreased performance and erectile dysfunction. About 1 in 4 (25%) occurs to men between ages in the mid-30’s. This number doubles at the age of 50 to fifty percent and continues to rise as men age. If you want to regain confidence in the bedroom, Optimal Men’s Center is offering a comprehensive approach and various treatment options to improve performance and satisfy your desire.
Low testosterone can reduce your ability to have satisfying sex. Lack of sex drive and erectile dysfunction are sexual problems that can result from low testosterone. However, if you can benefit from more satisfying sex, you will gain more confidence which improves sex, and the cycle continues.
Erectile dysfunction is also known as ED. This medical condition occurs when a male cannot either achieve or sustain an erection for long or unable to perform sexual intercourse to orgasm or ejaculation. There are many causes to erectile dysfunction and when you add in our fast-paced society, this just complicates things further. There are more treatments for Erectile Dysfunction now than ever. And many have been shown to be quite effective. We will discuss the protocols performed today by the top clinicians and discuss how these treatments have provided more men the opportunity for satisfying sex life.
The actual cause of ED has never really been narrowed down to just one single specific issue. We do note that most patients with erectile dysfunction have a history of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Adding in the side effects of certain medications, excessive alcohol use, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle can all be contributing factors. Men with considerable stress or sleep issues are also shown to have ED at a higher incidence. So, you might think you are all alone but if you sitting amongst 3 other guys at a table, it is likely that one of you has some ED symptoms. We would like to introduce you to various forms of ED treatment now available.
SEXUAL HEALTH TREATMENTS
PEPTIDE THERAPY can be prescribed for many health and wellness needs. It can be used for the improvement of athletic performance, overcoming health declines associated with aging, illness, and disease, as well as its aesthetic benefits. To gain a better understanding of how Peptide Therapy works, the following materials will provide you with an overview of how our health deteriorates with aging; growth hormone and growth hormone releasers; peptides and peptide therapy; pain relief; better sleep; and sexual dysfunction.
Optimal Men’s Center is one of the few TRT Specialty Clinics in Arizona that believe in the balance of Progesterone in men. But other clinics are catching up and recognizing the risk of progesterone deficiency. In fact, research has been examining its use since the ’90s. But its supplementation is greatly underutilized. We need to be clear though…we are not talking about synthetic Progestin but bio-identical Progesterone. NO, you won’t become a woman from this!
Protect You. Your Health.
Your Body. Your Mind.
Sex. It’s a sensitive topic, and not one many people feel comfortable discussing – especially if it involves talking about sexually transmitted diseases. However, the best offense is a good defense. At Optimal Men’s Center, we know that proper screening and prevention is extremely important for you and your potential partner(s). Sure, it can weigh on your mind to think about such things as screening (testing) prior to entering into a new sexual relationship or relearning how to put on a condom properly but those things can save you a lot of stress later.
However, if you think you might have been exposed to or have an STD, it can be quite frightening to know what to do. But doing nothing is the worst by far. And…going to an STD clinic is not just uncomfortable but can be downright terrifying to think about let alone do. Just remember, taking the necessary steps to get tested is important to your overall health so you can get back to enjoying your life. At Optimal Men’s Center, we recognize the need to feel secure and not feel judged when going through such an ordeal. We believe having a conversation to devise a plan of action is important. Unfortunately, STDs are relatively common but better to be faced early on than to let them persist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED ED TREATMENT QUESTIONS
CAN STOPPING OR REDUCING CERTAIN MEDICATIONS HELP ME WITH MY ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?
YES. THERE ARE MEDS THAT COULD RESULT IN AN INCREASED CHANCE OF CAUSING ED SYMPTOMS SUCH AS:
-Blood pressure medicines
GENETICS. IS IT A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?
Even though there is not enough evidence-based research to support the fact that ED is caused by genetics, there might be a connection. Since anxiety seems to have a partial genetic component, a relationship between how someone handles stress in conjunction with their genetics could play a role in ED. In practice, we do recognize a correlation with stress and erectile issues but thankfully, we are quite often able to assist these individuals with various forms of treatment.
CAN THE USE OF PROGESTERONE THERAPY HELP TREAT ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION? EVEN WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION TO TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT?
Yep. Both hormones can be used together. They involve different mechanisms of action and have different benefits. Testosterone treatment is notorious for increasing sexual desire. It increases blood flow and frequency of erections. We have explained this already earlier and also here.
Next, we are going to dig in a little deeper of how Testosterone and Progesterone interact in the system and their importance for normal physiology (as well as for patient understanding).
We recognize that whether you are on TRT or not, some of the testosterone will convert to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a highly potent hormone in males and is responsible in part for a healthy libido, muscle growth and strength, facial hair, and more. When someone is on TRT, because they have more testosterone available, more DHT will be produced. That’s great, and this will help with muscle growth, libido, etc., but you can have excessive production from this conversion to DHT resulting in unnecessary side effects.
So, how does Progesterone come into the picture for better health. Lots of ways.
Progesterone increases an enzyme called 5-Alpha-Reductase. This enzyme will block the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Now, remember DHT is highly potent and vital for sexual health, muscle development, etc. And like anything, too much can cause problems. Some of the harmful effects of excessive DHT is accelerated scalp hair loss (but body hair/beard growth increases), enlarged prostate, impotence (ED), sleep apnea, thicker blood, high blood pressure, aggression, acne and more. Remember, we are talking about hormone balance, not an unwarranted level of one hormone from/over another. What is also important to consider is that progesterone levels impact men in a way that may increase their risk of ED if they are progesterone-deficient.