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Erectile Dysfunction is Not a Viagra Deficiency!

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist

Erectile Dysfunction is Not a Viagra Deficiency!If the television commercials and Viagra marketing campaigns are true, you must have a deficiency in their drug, right? In today’s world, most patients are savvy. They read up on new technology, treatments, and alternative therapies. Most people would never believe that the little blue pill is treating their erectile dysfunction (ED) if they understood the difference between masking symptoms (short-term) and treating or curing the cause of the condition (long-term).

For men who have not experienced erectile dysfunction, they don’t understand the devastation that goes along with the disorder. For those that have experienced ED or who are experiencing it at the present time, they want solutions, and they want things to be back to the way they once were. ED is devastating to the man experiencing it and to his partner. His partner may question his faithfulness, or think that it’s their fault by assuming the love has faded and the attraction must no longer be there.

Erectile DYSfunction—how can anyone determine the cause of the DYSfunction if they don’t understand the complexity of normal erectile function? My goal is not to mask the symptoms with drugs like Viagra, but to determine the cause of the dysfunction and return the body to normal function! ED is a symptom, and Viagra, injections or other drugs do not cure it.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection adequate for intercourse to the mutual satisfaction of the man and his partner.

Understanding that these changes are not part of the normal aging process without any answers in sight is critical. THERE ARE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT OPTIONS, AND THEY WORK! They not only treat the root cause, but they can in many cases cure the disorder altogether.

In my office, in-depth evaluations and diagnostic testing are completed to measure nitric oxide levels, neurotransmitter activity, hormone imbalances, and contributors like atherosclerosis (plaque buildup) or scar tissue from radiation therapy or other medical treatments.

It is recognized that testosterone plays a significant role in libido and ED, but to evaluate testosterone properly requires determining all the factors that affect hormone production, its reaction at the gene level and its proper detoxification. Many hormones affect ideal testosterone function including estrogen, dihydrotestosterone, androtestosterone, DHEA, prolactin, thyroid hormones, insulin, and cortisol. It is recognized that only 5% of hypogonadal (low physiological levels of testosterone) men are currently in treatment. Hypogonadism affects 4 to 5 million men! Typically, testosterone declines 1% per year from the age of 30, and these declinations come with steep adverse health effects.

Numerous studies indicate that low testosterone is associated with increased risk of the following:
• Type II diabetes
• Metabolic syndrome
• Stroke
• Dementia
• Vascular disorders
• Heart disease
• Frailty
• Inflammation
• Cancer

Proper testosterone therapy has been demonstrated to:
• Improve erectile function and libido
• Improves psychological disposition
• Improve mood and sense of well-being
• Improve energy
• Improved body mass, strength, and stamina
• Improve bone density

At my office, I evaluate every aspect of ED, not only to improve your sexual condition, but also to return your entire body to optimal health and normal functioning.

About Doug Douglas C. Hall, M.D., OB/GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist
Dr. Douglas Hall was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1941. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Florida, trained in functional medicine at the Institute of Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington, and served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corp. Dr. Hall has 44 years experience in practice, with 25 in functional medicine. He is a member of the Age Management Medicine Group, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Chiropractic Association Council on Nutrition, the Endocrine Society, and the Institute of Functional Medicine. In addition, he is a recipient of the Honor of the Diplomat of American Clinical Board of Nutrition.

To schedule an appointment, please contact
Dr. Hall’s office today at 352-629-7955

Douglas C. Hall, M.D.

Dr. Hall has been in private practice for over 44 years and is a functional medicine expert.

352-629-7955
www.douglaschallmd.com
1317 SE 25th Loop, Ocala, FL 34471

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