If you have difficulty sustaining an erection, talk to your doctor about erectile dysfunction (ED). ED affects one in five men and can limit the ability to have sexual intercourse. Many men still have a healthy libido, which leads to embarrassment and other issues surrounding ED. Learn how to receive erectile dysfunction treatment for this common problem.
Do I Have Erectile Dysfunction?
Not everyone experiences ED in the same way. Some men are unable to ejaculate, while others with ED are unable to achieve an erection. The symptoms of ED can vary between these two cases, such as an erection that doesn’t remain during intercourse. Any of these symptoms over time should be discussed with your doctor to see if you can receive treatment for ED.
What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder that inhibits a man’s ability to erect or sustain an erection. This issue can be a one-time event or a recurring problem.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
The causes of ED can vary. Some involve an issue with blood vessels or nerves, while others are an imbalance of hormones. Severe psychological stress can also cause ED.
The most common contributors to ED are pre-existing health conditions and lifestyle choices. If one or more of these apply to you, you are at greater risk of ED:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- High blood pressure
- Drinking alcohol
- Use of prescription pills
- High-fat diet
Regardless of the cause, older men are more likely to have ED. Thankfully, ED is treatable at any age.
Physiological Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction can include:
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in the world, and it can seriously impact your physical health. One of the ways anxiety can affect your physical health is by causing erectile dysfunction (ED), resulting in:
- Difficulties getting aroused,
- Performance anxiety,
- Difficulties in maintaining an erection,
- Causing physical symptoms that can interfere with sexual activity, such as sweating and rapid heart rate.
If you are experiencing anxiety-related ED, it is important to seek treatment. Treatment can help you manage your anxiety and improve your sexual health.
Depression is a common mental health disorder that can negatively affect every aspect of a person’s life. It is also one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED).
Depression can lead to ED in a few different ways. First, depression can cause a loss of interest in sex. This loss of interest can be due to a lack of energy or interest in sex or feeling too anxious or stressed to focus on sex.
Depression can also cause physical changes that can lead to ED. For example, this mental condition can cause hormone changes that can lead to ED. It can also cause changes in the brain that can interfere with sexual arousal and function.
It is no secret that stress can wreak havoc on our bodies. It can cause everything from headaches and insomnia to weight gain and skin problems. But did you know that it can also lead to erectile dysfunction (ED)?
There are a few reasons why stress can cause ED:
- Stress can lead to anxiety and depression, which can cause ED.
- Stress can cause physical problems that can lead to ED, such as high blood pressure and heart problems.
- Stress can interfere with a man’s sexual response, making it difficult to get and maintain an erection.
Many Men Suffering from ED Also Experience Premature Ejaculation (PE)
It is important to note that there is a strong correlation between erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PE), with many men suffering from both conditions. ED is often a symptom of PE, as the anxiety and performance pressure associated with ED can trigger PE.
Do I Have Erectile Dysfunction?
How do you know if you have erectile dysfunction? Well, there are several symptoms to look out for that may indicate you have erectile dysfunction. They include:
- You have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection.
- Your erections are not as hard as they used to be.
- You do not get erections as often as you used to.
- Your erections do not last as long as they used to.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor at Arviv Medical Aesthetics to get a proper diagnosis. They will be able to rule out any other potential causes of your symptoms and confirm whether or not you have erectile dysfunction.
Evaluation and Diagnosis
Healthcare providers usually take multiple steps to diagnose erectile dysfunction accurately. The steps include:
Medical, Sexual, and Psychosocial History
While the causes of ED can vary, doctors often look into a patient’s medical, sexual, and psychosocial history when making a diagnosis.
Medical history is an important factor in diagnosing ED. Conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure can all contribute to ED. Additionally, medications used to treat these conditions can also cause ED.
A patient’s sexual history is also important in diagnosing ED. Doctors will often ask about a patient’s sexual activity and any previous problems with sexual function.
Psychosocial history can also play a role in diagnosing ED. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all contribute to the condition.
Doctors at Arviv Medical Aesthetics often use a combination of these factors to diagnose ED.
While this disorder can be caused by various factors, such as stress, or anxiety, physical examination can often provide clues about the underlying cause. Physical examination may include the following:
- Checking the blood pressure
- Checking the pulse
- Listening to the heart and lungs
- Checking the genitals
- Checking for signs of nerve damage
- Checking for signs of vascular disease
Based on the results of the physical examination and any tests performed, the doctor can make a diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan.
After the physical examination, the doctor may order some tests to further evaluate the cause of the ED. These tests may include blood tests, urine tests, and imaging tests.
The duplex ultrasound is one of the most common tests used to diagnose ED. This test uses sound waves to create images of the blood vessels in the penis. The test can help doctors to identify any blockages or narrowed blood vessels that may be causing ED.
Another common test used to diagnose ED is penile cavernosometry or cavernosography (PC/C). This test is used to assess the blood flow to the penis and determine if there are any venous leaks. For this test, a special dye is injected into the penis, and then X-rays are used to create images of the blood vessels.
Once the underlying cause of ED has been diagnosed, our doctors at Arviv Medical Aesthetics can begin treatment.
Types of ED Treatments in Tampa
There are many Tampa ED treatment options available. Talk to your doctor and discuss the available options. Some other health conditions can be connected to ED, so treatment is important. These are the most common ED treatments, but discuss your options with your doctor to ensure you choose the best erectile dysfunction treatment for your situation:
This innovative technology uses acoustic pulse waves for safe, non-invasive treatment. The treatment can be performed comfortably in an office. 75% of men who choose PulseWave report noticeable results after a single treatment, but it’s recommended in 5-6 sessions, 1-2 per week. Your doctor may recommend combining this treatment with the P-shot to encourage blood vessel growth.
A Platelet Rich Plasma injection can stimulate the regeneration of tissue necessary for increased blood flow. This can help balance the hormonal changes that may have occurred to cause you to lose the ability to sustain or have an erection. This hormonal change usually occurs as you age.
Increased testosterone can restore hormone levels that may have lowered with age. Testosterone is necessary for the blood flow needed to have an erection.
While usually only a temporary fix, some prescription medication can allow you to achieve an erection. This option has varying effectiveness and won’t permanently treat ED.
Penile Implants or Vascular Surgery
For severe cases of ED, your doctor may recommend penile implants or vascular surgery. This extreme option is generally only chosen after other treatment options have been unsuccessful. The success rate is high, so if you have no other alternative, these two methods may be the best solution for you.
ArviCell Enhancement Therapy
Our specialized and exclusive ArviCell Enhancement Therapy allows for natural enhancement by reinvigorating vascularity, tissue enhancement, nerve regeneration, and improved blood flow to the penis and is drug-free and surgery-free. This treatment is offered as a stand-alone therapy but is often combined with the P-Shot (PRP) for more optimal results in more extreme cases of dysfunction including Peyronies disease.
Treatment consists of 2-3 treatments: 6-8 weeks apart
Schedule a Consultation for ED Treatment Tampa
Choose Arviv Medical Aesthetics for safe, effective and discreet treatment for your ED. Discuss each option with our doctors and find a plan that works for your personal needs and lifestyle. Contact us at our Tampa location to discuss your treatment options and schedule an appointment.
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