Erectile dysfunction may really be
an affair of the heart
There are not many men who would say that E.D. is a good thing. However, there is a positive side to the condition. It could be an alert mechanism that something more serious is lurking. Erectile dysfunction can be a result of plaque building up in the arteries which can be a warning that heart attacks, strokes or peripheral artery disease are in the near future. E.D. is like a canary in a coal mine. The arteries feeding the penis are much smaller than those feeding the heart. As a result, these smaller arteries can become clogged with plaque much quicker than those leading to the heart or brain. A thorough blood work-up can help identify health conditions that could cause erectile dysfunction.
Here's something about E.D. you may
Most men do not associate erectile dysfunction with diabetes. However, a very strong relationship exists. Men with diabetes tend to have erectile dysfunction 10 to 15 years sooner than men without diabetes. Because diabetes often goes undiagnosed, millions of men don't know they have it. In contrast, every man with E.D. is fully aware of the fact that they have it. While men recognize the symptoms and seek treatment for erectile dysfunction, they may not even realize that they also have diabetes which a far more serious condition. Diabetes can restrict blood flow to the penis which causes impotence.. A thorough blood work up can help identify glucose levels and diabetic risk.
For women's eyes onlyDon't tell the men, but we know they are reluctant to take care of themselves, so we're asking you to help them take control of their healthcare. Encourage the men in your life to get tested to have a good baseline from which to determine their level of health. Men don't like to go to doctors. We have the solution - no doctor's visit is required to get these blood tests. They can simply go online, order the test and go to a convenient blood draw location. The results are securely saved on a server that they log onto with a unique password. They get the numbers they need to make informed healthcare decisions. If you know a man in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond who complains about fatigue, erectile dysfunction or muscle loss, there's a good chance their numbers are not where they should be. You give him the gentle nudge he needs and we'll keep it a secret - just between us.
Erectile Dysfunction, or E.D., occurs when an insufficient amount of blood is supplied to the penis making it impossible to obtain or maintain an erection through sexual activity. While some causes of E.D. are related to low testosterone or psychological factors, many are not aware that the condition can be a direct effect of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Discovering the root cause of erectile dysfunction is critical in understanding the best way to cure it. Our medical team has developed a comprehensive blood test profile to help you determine your levels and allow you to seek appropriate advice on treatment options.
If you are seeking information about your overall sexual health, other tests that may be relevant to you are also available at an affordable cost.
This profile includes relevant hormone levels to help determine your fertility
In addition to relevant hormone levels, this profile includes a comprehensive semen analysis to help determine your fertility. Semen analysis is not available in all locations. Please call 1-888-438-5227 before ordering this test.
This profile measures testosterone levels.