How long you have been suffering these ailments?
Has this happened overnight or chronically, over time?
Can you recall an occasion you first encountered this problem?
Does your erectile problem bother you all the time or you face a problem at times?
Do you encounter this disorder with all your sex partners (in case there are more than one partner) or just a particular one?
When you are able to have an erection, are you able to insert the penis into the vagina?
Does your erection persist for a long time for successful completion of copulation?
Do you feel pain or have any curvature of your penis?
Are you a chain smoker?
Are you an alcoholic?
Have you recently undergone any surgery?
Are you depressed or stressed
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- Your pulse rate & BP to check if you have any vascular disease.
- Your neck & head to examine your eyes, thyroid, & lymph nodes
- Your chest will be examined to test how your heart & lungs are working
- Your posterior section to examine your kidneys & liver
- Your male organ & testes may be checked to examine other sexual characteristics i.e. pubic hair etc.
Many times it is seen that erectile dysfunction evolves when testosterone levels drop, therefore it is important to check your testosterone as your erectile disorder may be cured by testosterone replacement. Lower testosterone levels can cause poor sexual drive & the replacement therapy can improve your libido. Testosterone therapy exclusively cannot cure your erectile dysfunction completely, but it will prepare you for ED treatment.
Elevated Insulin Levels & Low DHEA Levels Lead to Poor Libido Many medical studies & researches have gone to show that elevated insulin levels & low DHEA levels lead to poor libido. Testosterone is a male hormone which has the masculizing effect on the body, apart from playing minor roles in metabolism as well. Apart from that, testosterone or DHEA also plays a big role in maintaining libido & sexual potency. With the increase in age, the pituitary gland begins to produce less & less of free testosterone. On the other hand, the peripheral conversion of free testosterone continues. This implies that men with age eventually face health problems, most of which are related to sexual impotence. Now lDHEA Deficiency DHEA is the precursor of all sex hormones, including testosterone. This hormone is generated by the adrenal cortex. A decrease in its production directly affects the circulating levels of testosterone, & hence the libido & sexual activity of men let us explore certain causes of decreased levels of DHEA in the body.