Posts Tagged ‘erectile dysfunction’

What’s in your herbal treatment

By Stuckey • August 12th, 2014
What’s in your herbal treatment

So often people are taking herbal remedies for menopause, for fertility or for erectile dysfunction and don’t know exactly what is in them. In this month’s Australian Family Physician journal there is a cautionary tale. A patient seeking fertility had been prescribed multiple herbal preparations by an Ayurvedic herbal practitioner.  She presented with shortness of breath, palpitations and joint pains. She was found to have a serious anaemia and an analysis of the herbal preparations revealed high levels of lead, mercury, arsenic and chromium.  She required chelation therapy to “mop up” the heavy metal levels in her body and the […]

The Truth About Testosterone

By Stuckey • June 3rd, 2014

Any discussion about sex or sexual function, in conversation or in the media, will inevitably mention the role of testosterone.  But is testosterone at the centre of sexual function?  Surprisingly, it seems to be over-rated. When it comes to erectile dysfunction (impotence) a study from the Keogh Institute showed that; out of 1455 men with erection problems, low testosterone was contributory in only 3%.  Treatment with testosterone for erectile difficulties is not helpful in the vast majority of men. It may increase the desire but not necessarily the performance. Much more important than testosterone is high cholesterol or a high […]