[Peyronie’s disease] is a penis problem caused by scar tissue, called plaque, that forms inside the penis. It can result in a bent, rather than straight, erect penis. Most men with Peyronie’s disease can still have sex. But for some, it can be painful and cause erectile dysfunction.
[Erectile dysfunction] (ED) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual performance.
There are many causes including: medical or psychological. Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis and surrounding tissue. Aging, neurological disorders, hormonal disorders or deficiencies, medications, unhealthy habits, etc., can play a huge role. ED can cause stress, relationship strain and low self-confidence. Erectile dysfunction may also be a risk factor for heart or vascular disease and can happen at any age.
[Low testosterone] or low T, is when levels fall below optimal range.
According to the Food and Drug Administration and traditional medicine, a normal range for men is typically 300 to 1,000 ng/dl. Non-traditional, functional or anti-aging medicine providers look for optimal or ideal ranges which tend to be on the higher end for those wanting to feel and look their very best. A blood test called a serum testosterone test may be used to determine your level of circulating testosterone for both men and women.
[Hypogonadism] is a failure of the gonads, testes in men and ovaries in women, to function properly.
Production of a man’s or woman’s sex hormones are inhibited. If the onset is before puberty, growth and sexual development may be affected. After puberty, there may be sexual difficulties, reduced fertility, and absence of menstruation. Treatments may include hormone replacement therapy and assisted reproduction. Hormone affected may be testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, dhea and others.
[Andropause] “Andras” in Greek means human male and “pause” in Greek a cessation; so literally “andropause” is defined as a syndrome associated with a decrease in sexual satisfaction or a decline in a feeling of general well-being with low levels of testosterone in older man.
In the 1940’s, JAMA published and article called, “The male climacteric”. Characterized by nervousness, reduced potency, decreased libido, irritability, fatigue, depression, memory problems, sleep disturbances, and hot flushes. Hypogonadism is broad scientific term and it refers to a clinical syndrome caused by androgen deficiency, which may adversely affect multiple organ functions and quality of life.
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