Erectile Dysfunction

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While it may be a difficult topic for men to discuss, erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common. ED can be described as a weak erection or a problem keeping an erection that is sufficient for normal sexual intercourse. ED affects up to 10% of men overall with the likelihood increasing with age and other medical problems. It was once thought that ED was a psychological issue, but science has revealed that up to 90% of cases have a biological cause. There are many ED treatment options that can help you achieve a stronger erection.


Risk Factors for ED

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease (atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease)
  • Neurological Conditions (spinal cord problems, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke)
  • Acute or Chronic Pelvic or Perineal Trauma (accidents, pressure from bicycle riding)
  • Certain Types of Surgery of the Bowel, Bladder, Urethra, Prostate, Spine, and Pelvic Lymph Nodes
  • Penile Conditions such as Peyronie's Disease (penile curvature with scarring)
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Psychological Issues (chronic or acute stress, anxiety, relationship problems)

 

diagnosis

A thorough evaluation involves a clinical history, examination, and laboratory tests to determine what risk factors are present and if the likely cause is a problem with penile blood flow (arteries and/or veins), penile nerves, reproductive hormones such as testosterone, a combination of these, or even a psychogenic cause. Often times, a penile duplex ultrasound may reveal critical information about the vascular health of the penis. Dr. Carrasquillo has extensive experience in performing diagnostic penile ultrasounds in an office setting.

 

ED treatment options

  • Sexual Health Counseling
  • Medical Therapy (oral medication, penile injection therapy)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Vacuum Erection Devices
  • Surgical Treatment with Penile Implant
  • Penile Revascularization Surgery
  • Referral to Providers for Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, Psychological Health

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