Does low testosterone cause erectile dysfunction ?

Does low testosterone cause erectile dysfunction ?

Most men in mid-life and older experience some kind erectile dysfunction (ED).

Low testosterone can cause erectile dysfunction. However, diseases of the nerves and blood vessels can also affect the penis and cause erectile dysfunction.

As men age it is normal for them to have less interest in sex. However, it is abnormal for a man to have absolutely no interest in sex. This could be
caused by significantly low levels of testosterone.

Men with less sex drive, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, decrease in muscle size or other signs of low testosterone should have a blood test to find out their testosterone level.

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4 Comments to Does low testosterone cause erectile dysfunction ?

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