Erectile dysfunction affects about 30 million men in the United States. While the condition is common as men get older, it’s not a regular part of the aging process.
At the Urology Specialist Group, our experienced urologists understand how erectile dysfunction can negatively affect your quality of life, your relationships, and your self-confidence. They specialize in several conservative therapies to improve the quality of your erections, so you can enjoy a healthy, satisfying sex life.
Common causes of erectile dysfunction
When you have erectile dysfunction, it means you’re not able to achieve or maintain an erection that’s firm enough for sex. Many men experience occasional erectile dysfunction from time to time because of environmental situations like stress, depression or other mental health issues, or unhealthy habits like excessive alcohol use or smoking.
There are also a variety of underlying health conditions that can influence the quality of your erection including:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Parkinson’s disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Another leading cause of erectile dysfunction is a hormone imbalance. As men get older, their natural hormone production decreases. You might also experience an imbalance of testosterone or other hormones if you have underlying health conditions like thyroid disease.
While there are treatment options available for many causes of erectile dysfunction, hormone replacement therapy is a highly effective and convenient treatment for men who have a hormone imbalance.
What to expect from hormone therapy
Hormone replacement therapy involves the use of supplemental hormones to rebalance your natural hormone levels.
Our providers at Urology Specialist Group offer supplemental hormones that come in a variety of delivery methods. The goal of your treatment is to provide your body with a steady stream of hormones to improve symptoms of an imbalance, including erectile dysfunction.
Depending on your needs and preferences, our physicians may recommend:
- Topical creams
If pellet therapy is the right option for you, our urologist can insert a small pellet just under the surface of your skin in your arm or other part of your body. The pellet slowly releases hormones into your body over time.
Benefits of hormone therapy for erectile dysfunction
Hormone therapy is an effective way to restore balance in your testosterone and other reproductive hormone levels. Soon after starting your treatment, you should experience a noticeable reduction in your symptoms and an increase in your sex drive.
Rebalanced hormones also support healthier erections, so you can enjoy satisfying sex.
Some of the benefits of hormone therapy for erectile dysfunction includes:
- Discreet treatment
- Improved sexual function
- Easy-to-use delivery methods
- Minimal risk for side effects
- Long-lasting results
Hormone therapy may also be more convenient than a penis pump or more invasive penile implant surgery.
Our team at Urology Specialist Group can determine if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. They carefully review your medical history, your symptoms, and the impact they have on your life. We also offer on-site blood testing to evaluate your hormone levels and ensure hormone therapy is the best option for you.
If your sex life isn’t where it should be because of issues with erectile dysfunction, schedule a diagnostic consultation with our team online or by calling the Urology Specialist Group office nearest you today.