As we age, not only does our physical and mental health tend to gradually decline, but our sexual health does too. For men, this can manifest itself in various ways, many stemming from the gradual loss of testosterone that often happens in men after they reach age 30 or 40.
Sex drive, libido, and even erectile dysfunction can all stem from lower testosterone levels, making it doubly important to evaluate your hormone levels as you age, and take steps to maintain your sexual health as you enter middle age and beyond. Luckily, we’re here to help you on that journey.
Testosterone plays a fundamental role in our sexual health. Male testosterone levels peak in adolescence through our twenties, which is typically when our sex drives and sexual function are at their highest.
However, by the time we hit our thirties or forties, most men see their testosterone production decrease by about 1% each year after turning 30 years old. While that may not seem like much, it can add up over time. What’s more, you’re more likely to experience lower than normal testosterone levels, which can lead to more pronounced problems with sexual health.
But what does poor sexual health look like? It can vary between men, who each have their own conception of what comprises their sexual health. Generally, however, a lower than normal libido, declining interest in sexual activity, and a diminished ability to gain and maintain erections are all symptoms of what most men would consider diminished sexual health.
Patients with low T – testosterone levels far below the normal range for a man their age – have been known to experience even more significant deficits in sexual health, from sexual dysfunction to lowered frequency and interest in sexual activity. For these men, in particular, hormone replacement therapy might be the solution to this pernicious problem.
Which brings us to the thorny issue of erectile dysfunction, a phenomenon faced by over 30 million men in the United States alone. While testosterone can contribute to other sexual health problems, there is very little link between testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction can manifest itself in many different forms, and a number of varying factors (including psychological) can contribute to its frequency. However, there has been some research to indicate that erectile function is at least somewhat dependent on androgens like testosterone.
While treatments like testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may not help with this particular symptom, medications like Viagra and Cialis have long been effective at aiding with erectile dysfunction.
To that end, a comprehensive wellness plan geared toward improving your sexual health could encompass a TRT regimen in conjunction with ED medication like Viagra or Cialis.
If you’re looking for an effective way to address problems relating to your sexual health, hormone replacement therapies like TRT might be what you’re looking for. Testosterone replacement therapy involves the administration of testosterone supplements in a controlled setting, with specific doses over a predetermined period of time. These treatments can be administered via direct injection, gels, patches or implants.
Under medical supervision, and in conjunction with a wellness plan that includes diet and lifestyle changes, it is entirely possible for men to regain some (if not most or all) of their sexual function.
Studies have made clear the effectiveness of TRT on sexual health. Many patients experience increased sex drive, libido, and erectile function within weeks or months of starting the treatment.
For those whose testosterone levels are perfectly normal, we can also suggest sermorelin – a natural human growth hormone (HGH)-releasing agonist that triggers the pituitary gland to produce its own HGH. Higher HGH levels have also been shown to improve sex drive and libido in patients, giving it many of the benefits of TRT using a different approach.
At Renew Vitality, we are committed to helping you craft a wellness journey that fits your needs. If you’d like to ensure that your sexual health is as optimized as possible, please contact us for an in-office exam and consultation.
We provide hormone therapies for testosterone and sermorelin, as well as ED medication such as Viagra or Cialis, and are more than capable of working with you to create the ideal sexual wellness plan for you.
Protecting and enhancing a variety of physical functions, testosterone is essential for energy, muscle and bone growth and sexual health. When levels drop, many men experience fatigue, muscle weakness, erectile dysfunction and even osteoporosis.
Reversing the effects of aging, Sermorelin treatments help restore youthful energy and health. GHRH has been proven to protect and increase muscle mass, reduce body fat, improve physical performance, improve sexual drive and sleep patterns.
From basic fitness tips to a full diet and exercise plan, our team can work with you to prepare a Wellness Program in addition to your Testosterone or Growth Hormone Replacement Therapy that will allow you to embrace a whole new, healthier way of living.