You may not know it, but long term exposure to stressful situations can be affecting your health in a major way. Many modern men deal with stressful jobs every single day, which could play a role in the development of heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction in Pittsburgh.
The Stress Hormone
When your body is under a great deal of stress, it produces a hormone called Cortisol. Cortisol helps control blood sugar levels, regulate metabolism, and control blood sugar. While that sounds great, it can be dangerous in high amounts.
When your body produces too much cortisol for extended periods of time it can cause a condition called adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue can cause a whole host of problems including:
- Suppressed Immune System
- High Blood Sugar
- Reduced Libido
When cortisol is being produced, your body neglects the production of another extremely important hormone – testosterone. Testosterone is largely responsible for keeping your reproductive system functioning properly. Too little testosterone in the blood stream can cause erectile dysfunction and a loss of interest in sex.
How Can I Cure My ED?
While avoiding stress – particularly if it’s related to your job – is not always possible, there are treatment options out there. Schedule an appointment at Pinnacle Men’s Health to discuss various treatment options available for your erectile dysfunction.