Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual condition in which a man is unable to achieve and/or maintain an erection for sexual intercouse.
Most men experience some occasional erection trouble, and this is not necessarily a cause for concern. However, if the erectile dysfunction problems occur often, it can negatively impact your self-confidence and your intimate relationships. MD Elite can help you.
Erectile Dysfunction Could be a Sign of an Underlying Health Issue. It is recommended that men experiencing erectile dysfunction be evaluated by a physician, because ED is not simply a natural part of the aging process in males. ED symptoms can be a sign of a number of underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or atherosclerosis. If the erectile problems stem from underlying health issues, treating those issues may be enough to reverse your ED symptoms.
Common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
One of the more common causes of erectile dysfunction is hormonal imbalance (ie low testosterone/high estrogen ratio)
Heart problems such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis
Diabetes – between 35% and 50% of men with diabetes experience ED
A variety of prescription drugs including medications for blood pressure, anxiety, and depression
Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
ED can also be brought-on by something as simple as mood or emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, and depression
Unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol
Certain types of prostate and bladder surgery
Safe and Effective ED Treatments for Men
In some cases, erectile dysfunction is not caused by an underlying health condition. Sexual arousal in men involves more than simple physical stimulation; hormones, moods and emotions, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels are all a part of the process. Because achieving an erection is a complex process, problems in any of these areas – or a combination of physical and/or psychological issues – can cause ED. Once the root cause of your erectile dysfunction has been isolated, effective treatment options are available. While oral medications such as Viagra may work for many men, they are not necessarily the most effective way to treat ED, and men with certain medical conditions may not be able to take them. Non-systemic ED treatments may be the answer in these cases (see PRP Penile Enhancement). After reviewing your medical questionnaire and all blood work ordered, our physician will look for root causes of your symptoms, outline the treatment option(s) most likely to achieve the optimal results for you, and explain the benefits and risks of each option. Our physician can determine the most appropriate treatment, or combination of treatments, based on your physical needs and preferences. Our comprehensive approach to ED treatment will help you to determine the most effective options for your individual case.
So are you ready to get back in the game and take control over your ED?