It is the primary male hormone that plays a key role in the development of male reproduction. The testicles make testosterone in men. Its vital role in sperm production makes it often associated with sex drive. Erectile dysfunction and other low sexual drive problems may be caused by low testosterone level.
The steroid hormone can also affect bone mass, muscle mass, fat, red blood cell production, and mood. The testosterone level in boys is low before puberty and high after puberty. It often gradually becomes less in older men. However, age does not always play a factor in low testosterone. Other causes such as traumatic brain injury, excessive alcohol consumption, and radiation, can also cause low testosterone in men. In Singapore, many young men in their 30s or younger suffer from erectile dysfunction or impotent due to psychological factors such as job or marital stress.
- Tablets (e.g., sildenafil/Viagra, tadalafil/Cialis, or vardenafil/Levitra)
- Gels or creams
Additionally, we would advise our patients to eat healthier, get more exercise, and lose weight in order to minimize their problems posed by erectile dysfunction (erection problems/impotent). Quitting cigarettes and cutting back on alcohol use can also help erectile dysfunction problems (erection problems/impotent).