Men With Low Testosterone at Risk For Osteopenia
Neuropathy Can Interfere with Erections
Men, did you know that your testosterone levels play a role in your bone health?
That's right. You may think of testosterone as the hormone behind your libido and masculinity. But some of that testosterone converts to estrogen, which helps maintain bone density.
When testosterone levels are low, less estrogen is produced, putting men at risk for osteopenia (low bone density). Eventually, osteopenia can develop into osteoporosis, making bones weak, brittle, and more susceptible to fracture.
Recently, researchers from New York investigated the rates of osteopenia in a group of men with low testosterone. Click here to find out what they learned.
An erection might seem like a relatively simple process, but it's actually quite complex. Once the brain takes in sexual stimuli, it sends signals through the nervous system to the genitals, triggering the erection. Any network interference can lead to a weak erection or no erection at all.
Neuropathy - nerve damage - can disrupt this process. In our latest blog post, we discuss peripheral neuropathy, which can affect the penis. You'll learn about the causes, the role of diabetes, how neuropathy is treated, and how you can reduce the risk.
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