One of the top urologists and leaders in his field, Dr. Judson Brandeis, speaks to me this week about all things health and erectile dysfunction.
I couldn’t believe the plethora of knowledge that Dr. Brandeis offered us and any man of any age could benefit from this episode. Stronger erections and hormonal health starts in your 20s and 30s but is maintained and supported later in life and there is so much men can do to support their overall health now. Like Dr. Brandeis said, if you have a stick and two balls this episode is for you!
In this week’s episode, we discuss:
[1:15] About Dr. Judson Brandeis
[3:50] What inspired Dr. Brandeis to focus primarily on men’s sexual health
[6:44] The main reason why men don’t go to the doctor as often as women
[10:10] Why men are embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction
[12:56] What it means to take care of yourself in your early years and what that looks like
[26:48] Does cutting out alcohol and sugar lead to longer, harder erections?
[29:00] As men age does their testosterone lower naturally?
[30:21] Are men usually coming to you when they are at a severe point in their life?
[31:55] More explanation on ED
[39:06] Is a man’s obsession with a larger penis primarily impacted by locker room judgment?
[39:47] About the P Long Protocol
[42:02] Supplements Dr. Brandeis offers
[48:54] Once you start testosterone, are you on it for life?
[51:42] What are other ways you help men with ED, other than the PRP protocol?
[55:57] Dr. Brandeis’s favorite date
About Dr. Judson Brandeis
Dr. Judson Brandeis is honored to have been voted Top Urologist in the SF Bay Area by SF Magazine from 2014 to 2020. In February 2019, he opened his comfortable office in San Ramon, where he focuses his practice entirely on Men’s Sexual Health and Rejuvenation.
BrandeisMD is a national leader in technology and innovations in sexual medicine. Dr. Brandeis is the National Director of Clinical Excellence for GAINSWave and created and runs the SWEET Study, the largest study of Shockwave Therapy for ED ever performed. BrandeisMD was one of the first offices in California to offer PT-141, Oxytocin, and Apomorphine for erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Brandeis created and directed 5 IRB-approved clinical research protocols in sexual medicine, two of which are still active. These include the SWEET Study, the largest study of shockwave therapy use in treating erectile dysfunction (active), SWAP study for Peyronie’s Disease (completed), P-LONG for penile elongation (active), LuBE for improving the intensity of orgasms (completed), and the SURGE study (completed), which tests a transdermal serum to improve penile blood flow in prostate cancer patients.
Dr. Brandeis is a national sexual medicine educator who has run weekend educational seminars all around the country and has created a male sexual medicine curriculum on Teachable.com. Dr. Brandeis is the director of sexual medicine for The Aesthetic Show annual meeting in Las Vegas, as well as author of the ‘Advances in Sexual Medicine’ chapter for the Large Urology Group Practice Association textbook.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Brandeis left the Empire State to attend Brown University to study History before attending Vanderbilt for Medical School. He spent a year at Harvard Medical School doing research sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Finally, Dr. Brandeis finished his formal medical training with 2 years of general surgery and 4 years of Urology training at the World Famous UCLA Department of Urology.
What inspired Dr. Brandeis to focus primarily on men’s sexual health
Being at the forefront of technology, especially in the urology department, got him fired up to help men who struggled get erections again. His interest moved into hormonal health as well and his desire to help men live healthier, better and happier lives drove his career.
Men are living shorter lives than women and their health is declining significantly, including their mental health. Dr. Brandeis is inspired to help men live better lives because things are just getting worse.
The main reason why men don’t go to the doctor as often as women
Women become comfortable with the health system much earlier because many of them have babies. Dealing with a reproductive system allows them to start this journey with medicine much younger and then they usually become the primary person to deal with the pediatrician. Unless a man is unhealthy, they usually don’t see a doctor until they are in their late 30’s.
Why men are embarrassed to talk about erectile dysfunction
Men’s virility is the central part of who they think they are and denial can be a part of the dilemma in the early stages. Dr. Brandeis isn’t a big fan of the pills being dispensed because having troubles with erections can be a sign of circulatory issues and if it continues can lead to heart attack or stroke.
What it means to take care of yourself in your early years and what that looks like
Look at the decisions you make in your 20s and 30s as ways to set you up for your future. Sleeping, eating right and exercising in those years will show dividends later on.
Cleaning up the heart and arteries of humans is much more complex than cleaning the pipes under your sink. It is never too late to start and there are many things out there to help you maintain and function if you have some of this damage. If you want to be healthier than 95% of the people today you just need to: not drink alcohol, not smoke cigarettes or do drugs, exercise everyday, not eat too much, stretch, meditate a bit, get a good night’s sleep and be nice to other people.
Does cutting out alcohol and sugar lead to longer, harder erections?
Cutting out alcohol and sugar is the perfect recipe for boosting testosterone naturally. This helps the man lose weight and drink more water while reducing the horrible effects of alcohol like depression.
Testosterone has dropped a lot because we don’t need as much as we used to when we were hunting in the caveman days. This lowers energy and libido while converting the testosterone to estrogen. Going to the gym and eating better is going to increase circulation to your penis and your testosterone will get better naturally.
As men age does their testosterone lower naturally?
There is something called the androgen decline of the aging male. When you’re 12 your testosterone is around 200, when you’re 18 your testosterone is around 1,000 and then around 80 it drops to 200 once again.
Are men usually coming to you when they are at a severe point in their life?
Yes, that does seem to be the pattern and Dr. Brandeis sees a lot of men in public safety and SWAT because of the physical fitness of the job.
More explanation on ED
Circulation and blood flow impact the penis not testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for libido, muscle building, motivation, drive and prevention of some diseases.
Erections are a function of blood flow, the heart pumps and the two last places they get blood are your toes and penis. You need the right amount of blood to get into the penis and keep it there so you have a good erection, if you’re even missing a little it can make for a lousy experience.
Dr. Brandeis has created the P long study and he got huge benefits from his PRP protocol where men got an inch in length and ½ inch in girth with no side effects.
Is a man’s obsession with a larger penis primarily impacted by locker room judgment?
It varies but many men check each other out in the locker room and it becomes an alpha thing while some men want the protocol just for themselves or their wife.
About the P Long Protocol
The protocol takes a bit of time including pumping and stretching in the morning plus a P shot and the Affirm Nitric Oxide Boosting Supplement for improved blood circulation. This is much better than the injections or the surgeries that usually don’t help long term.
Dr. Brandeis has 50 to 60 P Long providers certified throughout the United States, one in New Zealand, three in Canada and many more worldwide. It’s not that expensive, it’s natural, there’s no synthetic fillers or implants.
What are the supplements Dr. Brandeis offers?
One being the Affirm Nitric Oxide Supplement that includes beet extract, ginseng and Muira Puama from Brazil which increase circulation, helps cognitive function and helps with blood pressure.
He has another called Support that helps people with borderline low testosterone that don’t want to replace it for a number of reasons. There is also his book and free Ebook on his website if you want to learn more about testosterone.
[48:54] Once you start testosterone, are you on it for life?
If you don’t do it properly then, yes. Dr. Brandeis has seen many men have adverse reactions because of long term use and not doing it properly.
What are other ways you help men with ED, other than the PRP protocol?
Dr. Brandeis puts all his patients on nitric oxide supplementation. Also puts some on PDE5 inhibitors and there is a lot of benefit and little adverse effects from that. Penis pumps or penis exercise can be helpful and shock wave therapy to improve vascularity in the penis. Many other things like botox and platelets that are talked over in his YouTube channel, book and website.
Dr. Brandeis’s favorite date
His favorite date was when he got engaged to his wife in Santorini.
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