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Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction and Hair Loss After 40

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

When we talk about the challenges and concerns around aging, the majority of the conversations are centred around women, but men are by no means unaffected by the aging process. As a man, both your sexual performance and appearance are a matter of pride, so its understandable that a loss or hair and decrease in sexual stamina can be more than just disheartening. Especially when they happen simultaneously.

According to research, approximately 40 percent of men in their 40s are affected by some level of erectile dysfunction. According to a survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, about two thirds of all men display some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. By the time men reach 50 years of age, as many as 85 percent have significantly thinning hair.

Why Does It Happen?

Most guys view erectile dysfunction as the inability to get an erection, but ED can vary in severity. Some men with erectile dysfunction can’t get an erection at all, while others might be able to develop an erection, but not one that’s firm or long-lasting enough to have penetrative sex. Physical causes of erectile dysfunction can include heart disease, clogged arteries, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, Peyronie’s disease, medications, alcohol and tobacco use and damage to the penis and surrounding area from injuries or surgery. All of these issues and lifestyle factors can contribute to ED by reducing blood flow to your penis or damaging the nerves that cause you to feel sexually stimulated. Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction include sexual performance anxiety, guilt related to sex, low self-esteem, stress and depression.

When it comes to hair loss -- at least male pattern baldness -- the main causes are your genes and the effects of male sex hormones called androgens.

Over time, the androgen hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can attach to receptors located in your scalp and damage your hair follicles. This process shortens the anagen stage of your hair growth cycle, leading to hair thinning. This thinning typically starts around the hairline before progressing back. The thinning caused by DHT usually starts around your hairline before progressing. Eventually, the affected hairs may fail to even penetrate through your skin. While we won't discuss treatment options for these causes, there are other factors that can contribute to hair loss, including stress, nutritional deficiencies, medications, surgery, trauma, infections and autoimmune diseases.

What Can We Do About It

While there are a variety of options when it comes to procedures and medications that can assist with ED and hair loss, there is one treatment that can be utilized as a solution to both - PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma is used for rejuvenation, for healing purposes, and for stimulating growth factors that help in the repair process and for collagen production. The process involves taking a small amount of blood from your arm and placing it in a centrifuge to isolate your platelet rich plasma. At Sin Worthy, the Hard Shot treatment then involves injecting the PRP into the spongy tissue of the penis to give it growth factors that stimulate improved function, better blood flow, and regeneration, resulting in bigger, stronger, and more vibrant erections and better orgasms. When it comes to hair restoration, many small injections are made beginning across the scalp, approximately at every centimetre over the area of thinning hair to help improve overall hair count, hair thickness, and the growth phase of the hair cycle. For both the Hard Shot and Hair Restoration, a series of 3 treatments are recommended for best outcomes.

Aging is inevitable, but there are treatments available to help us navigate through it with both confidence and pride. To learn more about PRP and if it is right for you, call us at 647-350-7546 or email us at

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