About 30 million men in the United States experience erectile dysfunction, but treatment is available. The urology team at Broward Specialty Group diagnoses and treats erectile dysfunction at three locations in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach, Florida. If erectile dysfunction negatively affects your life, call the nearest office, or schedule an appointment online today.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Symptoms of ED include persistent trouble getting or keeping an erection, as well as reduced sexual desire.
Sometimes called impotence, ED can be a long-term or a short-term issue. You may be able to get erections, but not every time you want to have sex. Or, you may not be able to get an erection at all.
If you experience erectile dysfunction, you’re not alone. ED is the most common sexual problem that men see a doctor about. Certain factors may increase your risk for ED, including medical conditions like diabetes. Men who have diabetes are more than twice as likely to get ED than men who don’t.
Getting an erection is a complex process that involves various physical and psychological elements. ED can result from a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression to side effects of prescription medications.
Common causes of ED include:
The urology team at Broward Specialty Group carefully reviews your medical history. They perform a physical exam to determine the underlying cause of ED to recommend the most effective course of treatment.
The first step in treating erectile dysfunction typically involves addressing any underlying health problems, such as heart disease or tobacco use. Your Broward Specialty Group provider develops an individualized treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your ED.
Treatment for ED may include:
If you continue to experience ED despite treatment, your provider may recommend a surgical procedure, such as a penile implant.
To learn how you can overcome erectile dysfunction, call Broward Specialty Group, or book an appointment online today.