ED and Testosterone

The Link Between ED and Low Testosterone

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can sometimes be a symptom of low testosterone.

Low Testosterone

Low testosterone (sometimes referred to as hypogonadism or low T) occurs when a man’s body produces less testosterone than normal. This decrease in testosterone correlates with poorer physical and social function, vitality and a decline in feeling of general well-being this subsequently impacts a man’s self-perception of their health status. 57
ED and Testosterone

How many men are estimated to have
low testosterone?

In ageing men, the prevalence of low testosterone ranges between 2% and 77%.58 This percentage rises as men get older.59 Low testosterone is more common in men who are obese, diabetic, have high cholesterol or high blood pressure than in men without these conditions. 60, 61


Signs and symptoms of low testosterone include:62

Physical

  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Decreased muscle and strength
  • Increased body fat
  • Loss of hair or reduced need to shave
  • Decreased physical or work performance
  • Hot flushes, sweats

Mental or emotional

  • Feeling sad or blue
  • Less motivation or drive to do things
  • Less self-confidence and enthusiasm
  • Poor concentration and memory

Sexual

  • Reduced sex drive (libido)
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)

Treatment options for low testosterone62

If you are diagnosed with low testosterone, there are available treatment options you can discuss with your healthcare professional, some examples include:

  • Testosterone gels
  • Patches
  • Oral medications
  • Injections

 

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