Urologists located in Jupiter, FL
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition among older men, but it can show up at any age. If your symptoms are affecting the quality of your life or your relationship, visit Oceanside Urology LLC. With board-certified urologists and the most advanced, effective therapies for ED, the practice helps men in Jupiter, Florida sustain sexual health at any age. Click to book a consultation or call the office to schedule an appointment today.
ED Q & A
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) happens when a man loses the ability to get or maintain an erection. There are many variables involved when it comes to sexual arousal, so there isn’t always one clear cause of ED. A combination of factors that influence your brain, hormones, nerves, and muscles might lead to ED.
Some of the common physical causes of ED are:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Tobacco or alcohol use
- Certain medications
Mental or emotional factors might also increase your risk of ED, including:
- Fear of getting your partner pregnant
- Relationship problems
- Performance anxiety
- Low self-esteem
What are the symptoms of ED?
The main symptoms of ED are the inability to get an erection or the inability to maintain an erection. ED might also cause an overall reduced interest in sex or anxiety about being intimate with a partner.
Some men with ED might also have other sexual problems, such as premature or delayed ejaculation.
What are the treatment options for ED?
At Oceanside Urology LLC, your physician starts by treating any underlying conditions or problems that might cause ED. Further treatment for ED depends on your age, health history, and symptoms. Common methods include:
Medication is helpful for many men with ED. Drugs like Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra), or Avanafil (Stendra) can address ED symptoms. These medications help increase blood flow and relax the muscles in the penis, allowing you to achieve an erection more easily.
Pumps and implants
A penis pump is a hollow tube you place over your penis that has a hand- or battery-powered pump. The pump creates a strong suction around your penis, which draws blood into the area and enables an erection.
Penile implants are devices your physician surgically implants into both sides of your penis. Inflatable implants allow you to get and keep erections when you choose, by pressing a pump that is placed just underneath the skin of the scrotum. Other types of implants enable you to have a semi-firm penis all the time, which you can adjust into the right position before sex.
Along with surgical procedures or medication, your physician can help you adopt lifestyle habits that will support better sexual health.
To learn more about ED treatments, contact Oceanside Urology LLC today. Click to book a consultation or call the office to schedule.