Increased essential fatty acids, I talked about the importance of fats, healthy fats for hormonal production and it also is anti-inflammatory. Inflammation can cause a lot of issues with circulation, and so we want to reduce inflammation as well.
Now if you’re a man and starting to get older and having erectile dysfunction, we also want to focus on the prostate. Making sure it’s not an infection, but if it’s an infection, if it’s prostatitis, adding in a prostate support, something has Saw Palmetto in it at a very robust dosing. When I treat people for benign prostatitis, they usually will see improvement within one month of treatment. And so that’s going to be an improvement regarding the force of urination stream, the frequency of urination, and also will start to see improvement regarding the erectile dysfunction if that was playing a component. Because if you have prostatitis, it can also cause erections to be painful. And that’s going to be, even if you’re not aware of it, a psychological deterrent for having erections.
The next layer of treatment for that will be supporting the hormone side of things. So especially anyone living in Western society at some point, almost all my patients I see you have some level of adrenal fatigue. Essentially it’s when your stress hormones have been stressed out for too long. And if you look at a chart showing how to make all of your hormone production, it starts off with cholesterol and pregnenolone and then goes down and shows all of your different hormones in your body makes testosterone, estrogen, DHEA, cortisol – a whole bunch of various hormones. All of these together if you’ve been using too much cortisol, which is a stress hormone, then you’re stealing all of the building blocks for that, you don’t have enough to make testosterone. And so we want to do the hormonal support, which is also going to help maybe some of the psychological factors that can be playing a role. If you have too much stress, if you’re just feeling too tired to feel arousal, to feel desire, then treating the stress, the adrenal fatigue, can be a huge issue. And men something to pay attention to for this is you might want to think about this for your wife, especially if you have children, especially if she works.