March 6, 2015
In this weeks Livestream, Joe gives an overview of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). His focus was on the following points:
- Vascular Distress
- Stress Hormones
- Blood Flow
The main take away message is that ED is caused by a combination of these above issues, not one of them. So instead of saying “I am on High Blood Pressure medications, so I will automatically have problems”, you can offset some of these issues by addressing the other points. (Example here was a change in lifestyle, i.e. decrease in alcohol consumption, fat intake and weight loss.)
Interesting facts from this Livestream:
- Hormone Level consists of Testosterone, Free Testosterone, Estradiol and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
- Males 40-45 years of age have a 40% increase of SHBG which does not let Testosterone become available for use.
- Testing only Testosterone levels may not be an accurate diagnosis if the SHBG is high.
- Testosterone doe NOT induce heart disease, in fact actually the opposite.
Remember that supplementation, proper diet and exercise can all help ED.
Here is the link to the entire Livestream:
Ask The Pharmacist Livestream with Joe DiMatteo: “Erectile Disfunction” Saturday, February 28, 2015
Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC