ED Erectile Dysfunction


Einstein had a theory for an endless number of things. But it seems there isn’t one to be found about erectile dysfunction. But then erectile dysfunction is a topic few men know all about. So if Einstein was like most men, he was relatively uninformed. Think ED, and the first thing that fills your head is “penis.” There, we’ve said it. And men love their penis’s. As early as 4 to 6 months, babies find their penis an interesting and easy-to-reach body part to go for. No wonder the concept of erectile dysfunction or impotence, as it’s called, can be mind-bending to men as they age.


ED, which is often called impotence, varies in severity. The definition of erectile dysfunction is not the same for every guy. It’s usually defined as the inability to get and keep an erection satisfying enough for sex. But while some guys have problems getting erections in the first place, others have difficulty maintaining one. ED may occur with or without other sexual dysfunction, including decreased libido and troubles achieving an orgasm. Ouch.


According to estimates, Albert Einstein’s IQ has been estimated to sit anywhere between 160 and 180. The average American has an IQ of 98. And if we’re talking numbers, consider the ED math; about 30 million men in the US suffer from ED, according to the National Institutes of Health.  By age 45, most men have experienced erectile dysfunction at least some of the time. According to a new analysis published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the number of young men suffering from erectile dysfunction may be much higher than previously thought. Erectile dysfunction doesn’t just affect men who look as old and tired as Einstein.


Einstein was intelligent, we’ll give him that, but he wasn’t a student of ED, nor the hormone testosterone that drives it. You can’t talk about ED without talking about testosterone. Testosterone is often referred to as the “male hormone.” Around the seventh week of embryonic development, the genetic male (having the Y chromosome) starts to produce testosterone, promoting the development of the male sex organs. Testosterone stimulates the development of secondary sex characteristics associated with males (like body hair and muscle growth) and is essential in the production of sperm. Interestingly enough, testosterone also acts on the developing brain. (Einstein must have had a bunch of it early on.)


Low testosterone or ED isn’t just about sex. It can affect your body in a number of profound ways. Here are just a few:


Men with erectile dysfunction can have trouble sleeping. They can also have sleep apnea, which means both the body and the mind, never rest. Example? Look at Einstein. Look at any pictures of him, and he looks like he hasn’t slept in days. Bags under his eyes. Too tired to bother combing his hair. Disheveled like he doesn’t care about his appearance. (One of the many symptoms of ED). One of Einstein’s peculiar habits was never to wear socks. To Einstein, socks were a pain because they often would get holes in them. Really? Sounds like a man who’s been sleep-deprived, for sure.

Cognitive Issues

Men with low testosterone often notice they have difficulty with thinking clearly. Testosterone plays a pivotal role in supporting cognitive and organizational tasks. This means that low testosterone levels can make it harder to keep your mind concentrated and focused, leaving you with a “mental fog.” Einstein’s memory was notoriously poor. He was unable to remember dates and could not remember his own phone number. As a student, one of his teachers claimed that he had a memory like a sieve. Hmmm…Low T?


Erectile dysfunction can really undermine relationships. Men feel guilty and assume that their partners will be upset with them. They blame shame themselves and hold it in, feeling frustrated and less manly, making them angry and even irrational. Instead of talking about it with their partners, they often manipulate events to avoid situations in which sexual intercourse may occur. Once again, a perfect example is Einstein. He wrote a chilling list of demands for his first wife, meant to curtail any and all human interaction between the couple. We’ll just jot down a few here:

  • You will renounce all personal relations with me insofar as they are not completely necessary for social reasons.
  • You will not expect any intimacy from me, nor will you reproach me in any way.
  • You will stop talking to me if I request it.
  • You will leave my bedroom or study immediately without protest if I request it.

Einstein was said to have had multiple affairs and cheat on them all. Maybe trying to find one where he could get an erection and keep it up?


Men who experience impotence struggle with more than just the physical condition. The psychological and emotional aspects of ED are also distressing. Erectile dysfunction can trigger feelings of low self-esteem and depression. Who, with a Y chromosome, wouldn’t be depressed? These feelings can, in turn, lead to something called anticipatory anxiety. Your erection is doomed before your pants are even down. Another toll ED can take.


Any logical guy who is suffering from any symptoms of erectile dysfunction knows he needs help. And not from any little blue pills or some other insanely ineffective treatment Amazon has to offer up. He knows deep down when the plumbing isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. He just doesn’t know how to ask for help. Or where to get it. And on top of it all, it can be pretty awkward to talk about one of your favorite possessions with a total stranger. Einstein most likely never had the sense to even consider anything was wrong with him. Of all his great breakthroughs, knowing to get his testosterone levels checked indeed wasn’t one of them.


Get over your hesitancy, and see the hormone specialists at Thrive Health Solutions. Low testosterone and ED are serious stuff. And no one has more experience helping men with erectile dysfunction than the caring experts at Thrive. Before anything, Thrive puts you immediately at ease. Whatever’s on your mind, they make it simple to say it. You have questions. They have questions. Like do you really have ED, or are there other issues at play? Thrive will take blood tests to find out. If your testosterone is, in fact, low and causing your symptoms, they can create a tailored, integrated treatment plan uniquely for you. A plan that can combine a variety of therapies, including nutrition, fitness, and hormone replacement therapy options. Thrive is here for you in every way so that you can get back control of your sex life. And live life to the fullest. Now, did Einstein ever really suffer from erectile dysfunction? It’s not in the history books. If he did, regrettably, he wouldn’t have been able to get help from Thrive. But you can. So use your head. And make a truly smart move. Call Thrive Health Solutions for an appointment now.

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