Erectile Dysfunction and Testosterone Replacement

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Questions men have about testosterone replacement, new findings regarding ED (Erectile Dysfunction), and treatment options.

The first thing we discuss in this week’s Healthcast are the new findings regarding ED (Erectile Dysfunction) in men. We are learning more about what causes ED and how to treat it. One of the principle warnings coming out of the new research is that when men begin to experience ED symptoms, often in their 40’s but more usually in their 50’s, they should regard it not just as a concern about their sexual performance but also as an early warning about their risk for heart attack and stroke. The more recent research points out that there is about a five -year notice for men that these issues will be arising in their future. That gives them an opportunity to do something preventative about it.

Our advice is to not just tell your physician you are concerned about ED and ask for a little blue pill to help, but to have them check out your blood pressure and your risk of stroke through plaque buildup in your arteries.

Additionally, men suffering from ED concerns are also often given a diuretic to help lower their blood pressure. They should know certain things about taking those pills and the timing of taking them in terms of sexual activity.

Other questions we discuss that frequently come from men seeking to decide about getting Testosterone replacement involve new criteria for prostate exams and whether or not there is any evidence showing a relationship between bio-identical testosterone replacement and prostate cancer.

We discuss in detail the questions men bring to the table such as “What is a normal PSA test?” and “Can I get T pellets even if I have a high PSA count?”

Most men of a certain age have concerns about getting prostate cancer. We talk about those concerns and provide information that men and those who love them should know about prostate cancer, about testing for it, and about the new standards for observing and testing for PSA. Listen to learn what you need to know in today’s medical world about both ED related issues and PSA and prostate cancer issues. This discussion will help you determine whether or not you are a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.

 

This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com

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