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Can You Prevent Erectile Dysfunction?

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Recent developments in medicine have shown us that the human body — given the right ingredients and healthy stressors — is capable of almost anything. And that includes staying strong, healthy, and vibrant for years to decades longer than previously thought.

Almost every sign of aging — from wrinkles to sagging skin to hair loss — is being stopped and even reversed by therapies that supply the body with the ingredients it needs to stay young. Stem cell therapy, and shockwave therapy are used to rejuvenate tissues throughout the body. 

Of course, preventing degeneration is easier than reversing it. And when it comes to erectile dysfunction (ED), the last thing you want to do is go through a series of embarrassing love-making sessions that leave both you and your partner unsatisfied before finding a solution.

The all-male physicians at Men's T Clinic know how depressing it can be when your flag can’t make it past half mast. Although they offer effective therapies for ED, such as Gainswave® shockwave therapy, they can also help you prevent ED. If you’re interested in maintaining virility as you age, here’s what you need to know.

Size matters

When it comes to ED, the size of your member doesn’t matter, but the size of your body does. If you’re overweight or obese, you’re more likely to experience bouts of ED, especially as you age. 

Carrying extra weight puts stress on every system in your body, including your circulatory system. You need a healthy, robust circulatory system to increase blood flow to your penis during sexual arousal to create and sustain an erection.

Another problem with being overweight or obese is the fatty tissue itself. Fat produces the hormone estrogen, which throws off the hormonal balance in your body. If you have too much estrogen, then you don’t have enough testosterone (T) in proportion. And guess which hormone you need for erections? (Hint: It starts with a T.)

If you’re overweight, shedding the hormone-disrupting fat is the first step toward preventing ED. Once you lose the fat tissue, you can also more easily gain muscle mass. And more muscle tissue helps you produce more T.

Having trouble losing weight or keeping it off? Our doctors can help there, too. They custom design a diet and exercise plan just for you and may recommend T supplementation to burn off fat faster.

Health matters

When you come to one of our clinics, we don’t just talk to you about ED. We conduct a thorough workup that evaluates every aspect of your health.

Just as obesity can raise your risk for ED, so can underlying health conditions such as diabetes. Any condition or disease that affects your overall health, and particularly the health of your blood vessels, may be a factor in preventing and treating ED.

Happiness matters

If you have chronic stress in your life, or trauma in your past (or present), it could negatively affect your ability to perform. Relationship trouble can also compromise your potency and even your T levels.

During your workup, if we identify symptoms of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), our doctors refer you to a counselor. Talking it out can help your mind relax so your body can function at its best.

T matters, too

As you’ve seen, how much T your body produces and circulates affects everything from your mood to your weight to your potency. We measure your T levels to determine if you’d benefit from testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We custom design TRT to your unique needs, retesting and modifying your dose as needed.

Don’t wait for ED to rear its ugly head and keep yours down. Contact the Men’s T Clinic office nearest you so you can prevent ED and maintain healthy T levels. We have offices in Dallas, Houston, Frisco, Grapevine, Spring, The Colony, Cypress, Pasadena, and Pearland, Texas.

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