Sexual troubles become much more painful and difficult to combat in the bedroom when men have low testosterone levels. Most men will have an ED or PE episode at some point in their lives, and while most men recover quickly, those with continuous low testosterone face a constant battle on a deeper physiological level when triggers to initiate an erection do not fire as they should due to underperforming bodily functions that rely on normal testosterone levels.
Low testosterone levels play a bigger role when it comes to stress, anxiety, and depression and can all have an effect on your nighttime routine. Most research finds that, to some extent, ED and testosterone are completely separate bodily functions, which is correct, but a closer examination of how a normal male body should function reveals a different narrative.
Men aged 18 to 70 can develop ED or PE in the same way that men aged 40 and more can develop ED or PE due to low testosterone. Testosterone is required for healthy erections, and studies reveal that men with low testosterone had fewer erections with decreased frequency, amplitude, and firmness.
On a structural level, testosterone is essential for maintaining the structure and function of the penile nerve. When delivering sperm through the veins, the duct that transports sperm from the testicle to the urethra, testosterone keeps the pipes and muscles moving properly, which can be stifled if testosterone levels are low, resulting in erectile dysfunction.
What is the main cause of erectile dysfunction?
Normal testosterone levels are not essential for normal erections to occur, although sex drive is crucial at the onset of an erection. Low sex drive is a common complaint among males who have been diagnosed with low testosterone.
Reduced blood flow to the penis as a result of underlying illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction in men.
Erectile dysfunction can also be caused by mental health concerns such as PTSD, TBIs, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. Low testosterone levels are clearly linked to the chronic illnesses described above that contribute to erectile dysfunction.
For long periods of time, performance anxiety can trigger and interfere with sexual function in men. Many studies have shown that negative or stressful thoughts have a significant impact on bedtime performance. These concerns can range from a lack of sufficient equipment to a lack of stamina (PE) to worrying about a work deadline. Remember, thoughts are really powerful, and the negative energy can result in a loss of sex drive.
Having to worry about something isn’t the same as performance anxiety. However, if you are anxious, it can increase a sexual experience to the point of premature ejaculation, erectile problems, or no desire to have sex at all. Stress is a serious and strong ailment. Chronic stress can lower testosterone levels, which exacerbates performance issues, resulting in a cascade of stress and physical problems.
How serotonin helps prevent PE
When it comes to the emotional side of premature ejaculation, the amount of serotonin released during sex can influence how long a man can stay in bed. Serotonin is often known as “the happy chemical.” There is a clear link between serotonin function and ejaculation, indicating that if serotonin levels are low, ejaculation occurs more quickly than usual.
Men’s ejaculation can be delayed by raising serotonin levels, according to research. Low testosterone levels can be because of low motivation or sadness, which can be linked to fewer serotonin levels and sexual dysfunction.
Oral medications for PE
Over the last decade, researchers have discovered that PDE-5 inhibitors, which are frequently used to treat ED, have shown promising effects in preventing PE in males. These drugs may also aid in the prevention of premature ejaculation. Numerous studies have shown that sildenafil or vardenafil can assist lower the stimulation of the penis from the vas deferens and seminal vesicles to the urethra, resulting in a condition of peripheral analgesia allowing men to perform longer.
Another intriguing advantage of PDE-5 inhibitors is that they help the neurological system. Sildenafil works by stabilizing the central sympathetic output, which regulates hypersensitive nerves in the penis, allowing men to last longer. PDE-5 inhibitors used with TRT can boost libido desire, resulting in a more pleasurable sexual experience.
Does erectile dysfunction last forever?
Erectile dysfunction can be healed or managed depending on the reason by getting men to a point where they can obtain a satisfactory erection without the need for ED medication, surgery, injections, or implants. ED can be treated without the use of ED medication with the correct diagnosis, support, and treatment. Men should not have trouble getting an erection on their own, yet age-related conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and insufficient testosterone make achieving a healthy erection challenging.