Effects of Testosterone on Erectile Dysfunction

Effects of Testosterone on Erectile Dysfunction

Testosterone has many uses. Its main responsibility is for the development of male characteristics like muscle bulk, bone growth, pubic hair, voice and sexual function. Insufficient amounts of testosterone in the human body can lead to erectile dysfunction.

This is however not common but are still prevalent in today’s society. In cases like these testosterone replacement therapy can sort out your erectile dysfunction.

The cause for testosterone deficiency

Effects of Testosterone on Erectile Dysfunction

The cause for testosterone deficiency are many. We will list a few.


The first reasons would be age. The older you get the less the body produces testosterone . Ayurveda says that age is one of the main cause for erectile dysfunction.

Infected or Injured testicles.

The body produces its testosterone in the testicles. If the testicles are not working properly anymore for above reasons testosterone will decline instantly. Injury to the testicles can harm production of testosterone. This is mentioned as “aghata” in ayurveda.

Chemotherapy or radiation

Chemotherapy or radiation healing for illnesses like cancer diminish testosterone in the human body

Hereditary Abnormalities

Hereditary Abnormalities like the Klinefelter’s Syndrome has a negative impact on the testosterone production.

Abnormal Pituitary Function

The brain has a gland called the pituitary gland. Its main function is to produce the signals to produce hormones like testosterone. If the pituitary gland does not produce any signals the production of testosterone will be halted.


Certain medication for illnesses like treating prostate cancer and drugs like corticosteroid drugs negatively influence the human body production of testosterone.

Symptoms of testosterone deficiency

Erectile Dysfunction or Impotence

The main Symptoms of testosterone deficiency are erectile dysfunction. Not only do your experience impotence but you lose your sex drive and just a general sense of not feeling well.

Reduced Muscle Mass and Increased Body Fat

Your body also changes. A decrease of muscle mass and a increase in body fat, a change in cholesterol levels (for the bad), Mild anemia, Osteoporosis and hair loss.

Diagnosis of Low Testosterone

How would you diagnose yourself ? The doctor or you for that matter can do a blood test. This will determine your testosterone levels in your blood and thus your body. The measurement would need to be taken thru out the day as levels of testosterone fluctuate.

Here is a table for normal level of testosterone at different age groups.

Infants and children

Age Male (in ng/dl) Female (in ng/dl)
0 to 5 months 75-400 20-80
6 months to 9 years Less than 7-20 Less than 7-20
10 to 11 years Less than 7-130 Less than 7-44


Age Male (in ng/dl) Female (in ng/dl)
12 to 13 years Less than 7-800 Less than 7-75
14 years Less than 7-1,200 Less than 7-75
15 to 16 years 100-1,200 Less than 7-75


Age Male (in ng/dl) Female (in ng/dl)
17 to 18 years 300-1,200 20-75
19 years and older 240-950 8-60


How to Treat Testosterone Insufficiency to Reduce Effect on Erectile Dysfunction

Ayurveda Recommends various herbs to improve testosterone. Herbs like Tribulus or Gokshura, Mucuna or Kapikacchu, Ashwagandha or Winter cherry etc help to improve Testosterone levels. Ayurveda recommends a special therapy called Vajikarana Therapy to fight erectile dysfunction.

Ayurvedic preparations which contain all these herbs help to boost test.

Other Therapies

Pears Jobs Recommend the following therapies

There is many different ways of treating testosterone deficiency.
Injection intravenously every 2/3 weeks.
Testosterone patch on the body or on testicle sack
Testosterone Gel
Adhesive applied to the teeth 2 times a day.

Its important to remember that not everybody should try test replacement therapy. Before taking Testosterone they should check their vitals and if they have or could have prostate cancer. These also include men that are prone to breast cancer.

General Hormone replacement therapy is relatively safe for most men. There are a few side-effects like oily skin, fluid retention, Breast enlargement, decreased in testicular size.

Breast Enlargement is usually caused by sudden halt of using testosterone therapy. The body then needs to restart its own production which takes time and thus only estrogen in the blood stream which causes breast enlargement. While Testicular decrease are cause by your body shutting down it own production of testosterone.

Testosterone replacement benefits outweigh the side affects. Its been used for many years as a erectile dysfunction solution. Not only increasing sexual function but also a general sense of well-being.



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