By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
July 29, 2020
Will testosterone replacement therapy fix your bedroom issues? A lot of men who visit my office sure seem to think so.
They come in thinking it will help their performance issues – even when they have no idea of their actual testosterone levels.
Well guess what?
In most cases, testosterone isn’t where the root of your bedroom problems lay. You may need to look a little bit higher on your body… at your heart.
You see, cardiovascular disease is the most common culprit behind an inability to “get an erection”. The connection is so strong that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is linked to double your risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death.
So if you can’t get an effective erection, there is a very real chance that you have undiagnosed heart disease.
You don’t need testosterone replacement therapy at all. In fact, using this therapy could actually make things much worse…
Testosterone replacement therapy actually increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death!
Do you see the implications?
Cardiovascular-related ED doubles your chances of suffering a major cardiovascular event… and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) increases your risks for these events even more.
So no, getting pumped up with synthetic, man-made hormones isn’t the answer.
Are Pills the Answer Instead?
I explain all of this to men who are looking for a solution to their bedroom woes. And their brains immediately zoom right to what they believe is the next best solution. I already know the question before they ask it.
“Okay then. How about a prescription for one of those pills that can put me back in the action?”
I know that sounds easy enough. But it’s not a “real” fix for your potency problems.
Drugs like these simply mask the symptoms because they temporarily improve blood flow to erectile tissue. And let’s not forget that some of these little pills come with serious side effects. Side effects such as heart attack, vision problems and painful long-lasting erections.
So let’s get to the real business at hand.
If you want firm and rigid activity in the bedroom, you ABSOLUTELY MUST get that blood flowing properly.
Seriously, my friend. It’s all about getting your blood flowing freely so it can rush into your organ and bring it to attention at the drop of a hat. This means improving your circulation, arterial health and blood pressure.
- There are two main things you can do for healthier arteries and increased blood flow to your manhood. It’s easy. Adopt a healthy Mediterranean style diet and get plenty of physical activity.
- Boosting your levels of nitric oxide (NO) in your bloodstream is critical. This compound works to relax your arteries and reduce blood pressure so that blood can flow freely throughout your body – to all the areas that count! I recommend a plant-based NO enhancer that has beetroot juice as its main ingredient. Be sure to take it daily.
- Garlic is another great addition to keep blood flow strong and steady. It helps keep your blood cells from clumping together and stops LDL cholesterol from oxidizing which, in turn, reduces plaque build up. Plus, it helps lower blood pressure and reduces arterial stiffness. Take 600 mg. of Kyolic brand aged garlic extract twice daily.
- Extended release niacin is another good choice. It helps prevent damage and plaque accumulation in your arteries by reducing the number of small, dense LDL particles that can lodge in the walls of your arteries. Start on a low dose (like 50 mg and slowly… (increasing by 50-100 mg every few days) build up to 500 mg. in divided doses over the course of the day. (If you can’t handle the niacin flush, take an 81 mg coated Bayer aspirin just beforehand.)
In the meantime, I’ll bet you are wondering what you should do if you REALLY ARE low on testosterone.
Check out the Wednesday issue of Advanced Natural Wellness to discover what may be robbing you of this manly hormone… and what to do about it.
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