erectile function

High-Estrogen in Men

Estrogen in men  plays an important role in the regulation of testosterone, several brain functions, bone health, skin health, sexual function/libido, cardiovascular function, and cholesterol regulation. Normally in men, testosterone and estrogen are maintained in the correct balance. When estrogen levels in men increase, testosterone levels tend to decrease, so … Read More

Erectile Dysfunction Causes and Cures

Erectile dysfunction causes can be attributed to many diseases and medical conditions known to cause ED. The first step treatment is ensuring that you are appropriately treating any underlying medical disease causing your ED. For example, if you have diabetes, managing your blood glucose levels is not only critical for … Read More

Prostate Cancer Therapies: Surgical Options

Surgery for prostate cancer is a common treatment choice for men who are in good overall health and who have early stage prostate cancer. This would include men whose prostate cancer is localized to the prostate (stage T1 or T2 cancers) or to the prostate and seminal vesicles (stage T3 … Read More

What Is the Link Between Low Testosterone and Depression?

In 2012, I wrote about the relationship between low testosterone and depression. Today, I want to update you on the latest research on the use of testosterone replacement therapy as a treatment for depression in men. In February 2014, researchers from the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Saint Louis … Read More

High Cholesterol: 10 Ways It Can Harm Your Body

High cholesterol can have wide-ranging effects—both direct and indirect—on your heart and several other organs served by your vascular system. As cholesterol builds in the arteries of your heart, brain, and throughout your body, it usually does so silently. In some cases, the first signs of atherosclerosis may be a … Read More

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

An astonishing 40 percent of U.S. adults will develop diabetes in their lifetime.[1] Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that results primarily from abdominal obesity, which leads to resistance to the hormone insulin. Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is associated with a shockingly wide range of life-threatening complications, … Read More

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

What is erectile dysfunction? The answer is simple: An inability to consistently attain and maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse. It’s also called impotence, as the condition was known until the term erectile dysfunction, or ED, was coined in 1992. But the answer to erectile dysfunction isn’t the same … Read More

What Is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate gland is a male organ weighing about one ounce and often compared to the size of a walnut or chestnut. It is located in the pelvic region just below the bladder, in front of the rectum, and above the pelvic floor muscles. The primary function of the prostate … Read More

Prostate Cancer Therapies: The Cryoablation Option

Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a relatively new treatment option for prostate cancer. Although the original technique was developed in the 1960s and has been modified over time, widespread use of cryoablation for prostate cancer did not occur until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use … Read More

Men, Testosterone, and Andropause

Before I began working as a writer and editor for Natural Health Advisory Institute—when I was seeing patients full-time—I saw men in my office every week with classic symptoms of low testosterone. All too often, their physicians dismissed their complaints. Sometimes, my male patients would come with test results for … Read More

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