Erectile Dysfunction Hormone Replacement Therapy in Abingdon, VA
What’s Behind Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a condition suffered by many men at some point throughout their lives. It is characterized by difficulty or the inability to produce and maintain an erection during sex. This telltale symptom is often accompanied by a decrease in libido. In many cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by an imbalance of androgen hormones, particularly testosterone.
A number of other factors may also lead to erectile dysfunction, including:
- High cholesterol
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Substance abuse
Fortunately, treating androgen imbalance, no matter its level of influence on erectile dysfunction, may help provide symptom relief. Hormone therapy is one of the most popular methods for correcting this imbalance.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for Erectile Dysfunction
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) involves taking synthetic hormones and delivering them into the body via injection, pills, patch, gel, cream, etc. The body then uses these hormones as it would the hormones it naturally produces. This method of treatment has long been the most popular option for correcting the hormonal imbalances behind erectile dysfunction. However, safety concerns have recently been a topic of much debate.
The hormones administered in HRT are synthetic, meaning that they do not perfectly imitate the hormones produced naturally in the body. As a result, only a fraction of the hormones administered are accepted for use. This decreases the overall effectiveness of the treatment. The remaining synthetic hormones have also been shown to cause bodily harm, increasing the risk of heart attacks and several forms of cancer. Fortunately, a safer, more effective treatment option exists.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
A Safer, More Effective Treatment Option
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones which are perfect imitations of the body’s own hormones on a chemical level. Because the body cannot identify bioidentical hormones as being alien or abnormal, it uses almost all of them. This is, in part, what makes BHRT such an incredibly popular alternative to traditional HRT. The fact that almost no hormones are left behind to cause bodily harm greatly increases the safety of treatment.
One of the most popular delivery methods of BHRT is hormone pellet therapy. In this form of BHRT, a tiny pellet made of pure hormones is injected into the muscles where it dissolves slowly over time. This treatment option is so popular largely because far fewer treatments are needed in the course of a year.
BHRT and BHRT pellet therapy are widely believed to be one of the safest, most popular, and most effective methods of treating erectile dysfunction. Rebalancing you hormones can restore balance to your sex life. So why wait? Request more information about BHRT for Erectile Dysfunction today! Call (423) 301-6964 or contact Tri-Cities Functional Medicine online.
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