• Men’s Health- By Dr. Steve Edwards

    Men’s Health- By Dr. Steve Edwards

    Erectile dysfunction and testosterone deficiency syndrome (TDS) are conditions associated with advancing age in men.  Symptoms include low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, reduced feeling of well-being, loss of concentration, sweats or hot flushes, and reduced muscle mass and body hair.

    Regular health checks and tests can detect problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.  Know your ideal weight and maintain it, watch your salt intake, follow a well balance diet, do not smoke, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation.

    TDS can effectively be treated with testosterone therapy, resulting in increased sexual desire and energy, drive, erectile function, increased lean body mass and decreased waist circumference.  A course of 4 to 5 injections a year will maintain physiological testosterone levels, without local or systemic adverse reactions such as mood swings or variability in sexual function.  Cognition and bone mineral density is maintained, as well as improved cholesterol levels and decreased insulin resistance.

    TDS can result in significant detriment to quality of life, and adversely affect the function of multiple organ systems.  Testosterone substitution is safe and extremely beneficial in improving general health and feeling of well-being.

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