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March 6, 2015

In this weeks Livestream, Joe gives an overview of Erectile Dysfunction (ED).  His focus was on the following points:

  • Hormonal
  • Vascular Distress
  • Stress Hormones
  • Blood Flow
  • Lifestyle
  • Medications

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


As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
Ask The Pharmacist Group, LLC