Does human growth hormone help erectile dysfunction?

Does human growth hormone help erectile dysfunction?

Men face a number of health conditions as they age, as well as a natural decrease in the production of hormones naturally produced by their bodies. These hormones include melatonin, growth hormones, and testosterone in men. The decreased production of the human growth hormone and testosterone results in erectile dysfunction in many men. 

Due to the body’s natural decline in hormone production as you age, in the United States, about 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction affects men primarily aged 40 and older.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is the medical diagnosis of a man’s inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The condition is also known as impotence. 

All men experience being unable to get or maintain an erection at some point throughout their life. However, an ongoing and chronic problem maintaining an erection is often the cause of a decrease in key hormones naturally produced by the body.

Commonly Reported Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

  • The ability to get an erection sometimes, but not every time you wish to have sexual intercourse
  • The ability to get an erection but unable to maintain the erection long enough for sexual intercourse
  • Being unable to get an erection altogether

Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

In addition to a decrease in hormones, many medical conditions can result in erectile dysfunction including:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Tobacco use
  • Treatment for prostate cancer
  • Bladder surgery
  • Injury to the penis or pelvic area

Medications contributing to erectile dysfunction:

  • Antidepressants
  • Appetite suppressants
  • Tranquilizers
  • Ulcer medications
  • Blood pressure medications

Erectile dysfunction can cause undue stress on an individual, can affect relationships, and cause a significant decrease in a man’s self-confidence.

What is Human Growth Hormone?

Human growth hormone is a protein hormone naturally produced by the body that is secreted by the pituitary gland. This hormone sparks growth in children, regulates body fluids and body composition as well as promotes muscle and bone growth.

Human growth hormone plays a huge role in maintaining a healthy metabolism – the process in which the body turns food into energy. While children need this protein hormone to grow, adults rely on human growth hormones to decrease the risk of developing serious medical conditions later in life.

Does Human Growth Hormone Help Erectile Dysfunction?

As you age, the production of human growth hormone naturally decreases, affecting many bodily functions including libido in men. While the main treatment for erectile dysfunction in men has been to prescribe testosterone, studies have shown human growth hormone can help with erectile dysfunction.

Human growth hormone does not directly cure or treat erectile dysfunction. However, it has been proven to improve the following factors contributing to erectile dysfunction:

  • Weakness
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia

Erectile dysfunction is a common medical condition affecting more than 3 million American men each year. Erectile dysfunction is treatable by a medical professional, often through prescription hormone replacement therapy. This chronic medical condition causes stress and affects a man’s confidence and relationship with a partner. It is important to talk to a medical professional if you find yourself experiencing difficulty achieving an erection firm enough to last through sexual intercourse.

At Savannah Age Management Medicine, we are the gateway to next-generation medical science. Dr. Harry Collins and the team of expert professionals have made it a mission to help you look great and feel better! We treat a variety of things through hormone replacement therapy, including erectile dysfunction in men. 

We understand the frustration that comes with a male experiencing erectile dysfunction. Therefore, we do what we can to provide unmatched individualized patient care in our office. The staff at Savannah Age Management Medicine has the expert knowledge to maximize your overall health and well-being through prescribed male hormone replacement therapy and bio-identical hormone optimization. Call us at (912) 925-6911 for a complimentary consultation.

 

Harry Collins

Doctor Harry Collins is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Collins received his certification in Age Management Medicine with the nationally renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. Cenegenics' certification in Age Management Medicine is jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, Nevada. CERF and the Foundation for Care Management are accredited with honors by seven sponsoring organizations including the American Medical Association and American Board of Medical Specialties.

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