Advertisement

Can a hormone imbalance result in erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hormones control countless bodily functions. When hormone levels get out of whack, trouble usually isn't far behind. Erectile dysfunction is one potential problem that can be caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel around in the blood, regulating things like growth, your mood, and your appetite. In men, the hormone known as testosterone plays many roles. One of its roles is to increase sexual desire and help you to have erections. Low testosterone levels can result in erectile dysfunction. Testosterone is available as an injection, patch, gel, or tablet to correct levels that are too low.

An imbalance of other hormones may cause erectile dysfunction, too. Your doctor can check your levels with a simple blood test.

Continue Learning about Erectile Dysfunction Causes

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
Can an Enlarged Prostate Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Can an Enlarged Prostate Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Prevented?
Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Prevented?
Can High Blood Pressure Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Can High Blood Pressure Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.