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Five Embarrassing Male Sexual Issues

To stay fit in the bedroom, sometimes you need expert advice. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor about these performance issues.

Testosterone

Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome

Testosterone deficiency syndrome, or hypogonadism, can affect not only your sexual performance, but also your bone health, energy level, muscle strength, and mood.

If you are having difficulty achieving or maintaining erections, your doctor may also order a simple morning blood test to rule out low testosterone as the underlying cause.

Testosterone replacement therapy—such as with a gel—can help alleviate symptoms. Regular follow-up, though, is needed to ensure that you reach a reasonable range of testosterone, not an “NFL kind of level,” says Dr. Carson.

Not all men with low testosterone, however, experience symptoms. In that case, it’s best to leave things alone.

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