Urology located in Jacksonville, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL
Erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men in the United States and is the most common sexual problem men report to their doctors. Ahmad Kasraeian, MD, FACS, and Ali Kasraeian, MD, FACS, at Kasraeian Urology, with clinics in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida, specialize in men’s health and can provide treatment for your erectile dysfunction. For a consultation, call the office today.
Erectile Dysfunction Q & A
What’s erectile dysfunction?
Also known as impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to maintain an erection firm enough to perform sexual intercourse.
While it’s not uncommon for men to experience ED from time to time, if it’s occurring frequently and affecting your self-esteem, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with the experts at Kasraeian Urology.
There could be an underlying issue affecting your ability to get and sustain an erection that should be evaluated and properly treated.
What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
You can experience many symptoms beyond issues with your erection with ED. Other symptoms can include:
- Decreased libido
- Premature ejaculation
- Low self-esteem
You can also experience tension in your intimate relationship that can worsen your symptoms.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
ED most often develops from an underlying health condition. Some of the most common causes include:
- Heart disease
- Low testosterone
- High blood pressure
- A sleep disorder
- Drinking alcoholic beverages
You can also develop the dysfunction from an underlying mental health condition like depression and/or anxiety. Stress can also affect sexual health.
Weakened nerve signals from your brain to your penis could also be to blame.
What treatments can improve my erectile dysfunction?
Treatment of your ED depends on the underlying cause. Your specialist at Kasraeian Urology conducts a comprehensive evaluation when you come in with concerns about ED to identify what could be behind your condition. Your evaluation can include:
- Review of your symptoms, medical history, and family history
- A physical exam
- Blood work
- A hormone test
- An ultrasound to assess blood flow through your penis
Once what’s causing your ED has been determined, your specialist at Kasraeian Urology develops a personalized treatment to improve your sexual performance and libido. Treatments include:
- Intracavernosal injection therapy
- Vacuum devices or intraurethral therapy
- Penile implants
Your specialist at Kasraeian Urology works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment to resolve your ED and improve your sexual health.
For an evaluation and treatment of your erectile dysfunction, call Kasraeian Urology today.