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Treatment is available for erectile dysfunction. Schedule your appointment at Iron Mountain Men’s Health by calling 215-659-3770 today.
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is a common condition that affects a man’s ability to initiate, achieve, or maintain an erection. Having difficulties achieving an erection from time to time is not always a cause for concern, but if you experience persistent and ongoing erectile dysfunction symptoms, you may need medical attention.
Impotence can lead to stress, impact your self-confidence, and place strain on your relationship. If you are concerned about your condition, speak to an erectile dysfunction doctor as soon as possible.
If you have erectile dysfunction, you may experience the following symptoms on a persistent basis.
You should always see a doctor if you believe you have erectile problems. You should especially seek medical attention if you have erectile dysfunction symptoms and:
There are many factors that affect arousal and the ability to maintain an erection. The body’s hormones, brain, heart, nervous system, muscles, blood vessels, and emotions must work together for male arousal during sexual situations. A range of physical and psychological factors can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
In many cases of erectile dysfunction, a physical condition is to blame. Common causes may include:
Erectile dysfunction is not a dangerous condition by itself. However, it may be a symptom of an underlying condition, especially cardiovascular disease.
There are many medical conditions that can affect your ability to maintain an erection or cause erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Appel will discuss lifestyle changes and treatments that could alleviate your condition.
The brain plays a major role in triggering arousal and causing an erection. However, many psychological factors can interfere with this process, contributing to erectile dysfunction. These may include:
Erectile dysfunction can manifest due to a number of factors, ranging from lifestyle choices to complex underlying conditions that require treatment. It is very important to talk to a physician who specializes in men’s sexual health to receive an accurate diagnosis and treat this condition.
Without medical attention, erectile dysfunction can lead to complications that affect your daily life. These complications may include:
Certain factors increase the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. These may include:
Lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and regular exercise, can alleviate some of these risk factors. However, other risk factors, such as pre-existing conditions or substance abuse, require more intensive treatment to overcome. Speak to a physician as soon as possible to discuss your erectile dysfunction treatment plan by calling 215-659-3770.
Due to the range of conditions and circumstances that cause erectile dysfunction, there are also a range of treatment options. Some treatments are simple, such as medications or stress relief. Others require more serious care as part of a comprehensive health plan, such as penile implants or other urology therapies to improve your condition.
At Iron Mountain Men’s Health, we work to identify the most comfortable, immediate solution to relieve your erectile dysfunction, while coordinating care when a more comprehensive health plan is needed.
At Iron Mountain Men’s Health, we offer a wide range of treatment options for erectile dysfunction. Your doctor will examine your condition and determine which option is right for you.
Oral prescription medications are an effective erectile dysfunction treatment for many patients. Some popular medications include:
These medications work to enhance the effects of nitric oxide, a natural chemical in the body that relaxes muscles in the penis. As a result, the medication will increase blood flow and you may have an easier time achieving an erection when you encounter sexual stimulation.
Never take any medication or supplement for erectile dysfunction without your physician’s approval. Speak to a healthcare professional to determine which medication is right for you.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a safe, effective treatment for men who experience erectile dysfunction. This treatment, also used to heal broken bones and injured ligaments, can help repair and strengthen blood vessels in the penis.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy works by placing a wand-like device near different areas of your penis. The device emits gentle pulses that trigger improved blood flow. The entire treatment lasts around 15 minutes and no anesthesia is required.
You may require multiple treatments over a certain period to experience the full effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Speak to a physician to determine if this option is appropriate for your condition.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means it is an experimental treatment. However, clinical trial patients have seen promising results in treating their erection problems with this condition. In one 2017 clinical trial study, 43.1% of shockwave therapy patients showed an improvement in their erectile function after the first control after treatment.
Other treatments for erectile dysfunction include penile injections. These therapies inject a medication, usually a prostaglandin, into your penis, which triggers an erection relatively quickly.
With this treatment, a fine needle will be used to inject alprostadil or another medication into the side or base of your penis. Your doctor may use a singular medication or a combination of prescription drugs to encourage your body to produce an erection. Each injection should create an erection that lasts no longer than one hour.
Because erectile dysfunction can be alleviated through multiple forms of treatment, side effects can occur.
Discuss with your doctor to determine which treatment option is right for you. If you experience any of the following symptoms after receiving erectile dysfunction treatment, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
The information contained on this site is intended for marketing purposes and not for any medical diagnostic purpose. The information provided is only a general description of medical conditions related to men’s health, and should not be used, and/or relied upon in any way to diagnose or assess any individual medical condition or situation an individual may be experiencing. Any person identifying any symptom or issue set forth in this website should consult with a doctor immediately for a medical evaluation of those issues or conditions based upon the individual’s unique medical and physical conditions and history. Some symptoms or conditions could be the result of serious medical conditions and should be addressed immediately IF YOU ARE HAVING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY YOU SHOULD CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM. Otherwise, if you would like to see one of our physicians please call 215-659-3770.