What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), which is also known as impotence, is the inability to attain or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse.
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This disorder affects one in 10 men in the United States, and is an obviously sensitive topic, but it can now be treated effectively in most cases.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
The causes of impotence include but are not limited to the following:
- Nerve disorders and injuries.
- blood supply abnormalities.
- Hormone disorders.
- Medications and psychological conditions.
Aging also causes changes in sexual function with less frequent and less firm erections; aging also increases the chances for having other causes of impotence. However, age in and of itself should not cause erectile dysfunction.
Getting older should not prohibit you from an active sex life.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated?
Patients with erectile dysfunction should come to our clinic for an evaluation where a detailed patient history, physical exam and set of blood tests will be taken.
Once the information has been assimilated, a variety of treatment options are available, including medications, injection therapy, vacuum pump, penile prosthesis, and urethral suppositories.
If You Have These Symptoms
If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, talk to your healthcare provider. Contact us to talk to our experienced urologists, who can help answer your questions.