Can testosterone restore sexual functioning?

If a man has a hormone imbalance, testosterone may restore his desire and erections. Most men have enough testosterone, even after age 50 or 60. But low testosterone can lead to low sexual desire and trouble with erections. It can also lead to a loss of energy. If you think you might have low testosterone, it’s important to talk to your doctor. Tests can be done to determine your testosterone level, and you can discuss possible treatment options. Testosterone is not given to men who have had prostate cancer, since it can cause the cancer to grow.

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Last Medical Review: August 19, 2013 Last Revised: August 19, 2013

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