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What do I need to know about low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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If you have low T, your levels of the male sex hormone, testosterone, drop below normal. When that happens, it may affect your sex life. Your sex drive could go down. And you might develop erectile dysfunction (ED).

Men with ED have trouble getting or maintaining an erection suitable for sex.

From: Low Testosterone and ED WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Testosterone Added to Standard Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction," "Testosterone and Erection Physiology."

Urology Care Foundation: "Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)."

Rajfer, J. , Spring 2000. Reviews in Urology

ChoosingWisely.org: "Treatment for Erection Problems."

University of California, San Francisco: "Erectile Dysfunction (ED)."

Liao, M. , June 21, 2012. PLoS One

Isidori, A. , October 2005. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford)

University of California, Los Angeles: "Erectile Dysfunction",

Rhoden, E. , Jan. 29, 2004. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Testosterone Added to Standard Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction," "Testosterone and Erection Physiology."

Urology Care Foundation: "Low Testosterone (Hypogonadism)."

Rajfer, J. , Spring 2000. Reviews in Urology

ChoosingWisely.org: "Treatment for Erection Problems."

University of California, San Francisco: "Erectile Dysfunction (ED)."

Liao, M. , June 21, 2012. PLoS One

Isidori, A. , October 2005. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford)

University of California, Los Angeles: "Erectile Dysfunction",

Rhoden, E. , Jan. 29, 2004. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 07, 2019

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