ED is common among men over 40, but many don’t seek treatment

For some men who have erectile dysfunction, low testosterone may be the cause.

A significant percentage of men over 40 who suffer from erectile dysfunction may have abnormally low levels of testosterone, according to Dr. Lawrence Hakim, chairman of urology at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston.

“As men age, they are going to have an increased chance of having low testosterone,” he said.

With age, the body’s production of this hormone declines, somewhat similar to the decline in estrogen and progesterone in women that causes menopause.

Some medical conditions can increase risk for low levels of testosterone … (continue reading)

 

 

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