Published on June 19, 2012 at 9:28 AM
Range of normal male testosterone levels are between 300 and 1,200 nanograms per deciliter. "Normal is a pretty broad term when it comes to testosterone," Dr. Eid explains, "Testosterone level varies significantly from one man to the next, but a true abnormal level is fairly rare." Testosterone levels also decrease at a normal rate of one to two percent annually as men age, generally beginning between the ages of 35 and 40. Many physicians and patients misinterpret the "range" of normal testosterone levels for a "high-low" scale.
"Erectile dysfunction is a vascular problem resulting from a steady decrease of blood flow to the penis that can ultimately lead to inadequate blood storage during erection," clarifies Dr. Eid, "There are many successful erectile dysfunction treatments available to men and the best way to tackle the issue is to discuss it openly with an ED specialist who can isolate the root of a man's problem and outline the most appropriate and effective strategies for addressing it."
Once a medical cause is identified for a man's erectile dysfunction, it is best addressed through an exploration of the following ED treatments:
- Oral medication such as Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra that enhance the natural effects of nitric oxide to relax penis muscles and increase blood flow
- Penile injection therapy of alprostadil to dilate the arteries of the penis and allow blood flow
- Surgical penile implant of an internal penile pump that is easily inflated through an internal reservoir of fluid
- Urethral suppository medication or vacuum devices, though with very limited reported success
Dr. Eid is the leading penile implant surgeon, having performed 336 implant surgeries in 2011. He is credited with developing the first-ever "No-Touch Technique" for the procedure, which effectively reduces infection rates to near zero. Men and their partners report very natural, pleasing, long-term results with his penile implant procedures.
"The message is that men must seek out the most experienced care possible," stresses Dr. Eid, "Erectile dysfunction does not have to be endured, and the right specialist targeting the right problem can give men very satisfying results."