Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Has Impotence Shown Up in Your Bedroom?
When your sexual performance declines and your erections are weak or non-existent, it impacts your relationship with your partner. It can also take a toll on your self-confidence and other aspects of your life. It can make you feel isolated and like a piece of you is missing.
Erectile dysfunction, often simply referred to as ED, is a very common problem. For men 40 years of age, one in twenty suffer from ED. At age 70, the chances of having ED is greater than 1 in 6 (15%) (1).
You are bigger than the issues that impact your health, and you don’t have to let ED change the way you or your partner view yourself. Give your partner and yourself more. Learn about ED and how to treat it below, or take action today. Schedule your appointment with the ED and BPH Center of North Texas.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
You’ve heard of it, but what exactly is erectile dysfunction? ED occurs when you are unable to get an erection or keep an erection hard enough during sex to properly perform.
Although ED is present when you’re unable to get and keep an erection, the experience on its own is not confirmation that you have ED. Having a weak erection or failing to get and stay erect happens to most if not all men at some point in their lives. It is only when this becomes frequent in nature that it becomes a serious concern.
How serious is Erectile Dysfunction?
Most men have experienced an occasional problem in the bedroom. Frequent or persistent issues can also bring non-physical issues into your life, including:
- Reduced self-confidence
- Relationship problems
- Damage to your mental health
Prolonged impotence can also be a sign of a physical condition. Suddenly developing ED could be your body telling you that there is a serious problem that has recently developed or worsened over time and should be inspected by a doctor. ED is known as a “risk marker” for medical conditions.
Do You Have Erectile Dysfunction? Analyzing Your Symptoms
To determine if you indeed have ED, you should consult your urologist. If you suffer from one or several of the following symptoms over an extended period of time, you may have ED:
- Getting an erection is difficult
- Maintaining an erection is difficult
- Your sex drive has declined
Every case of erectile dysfunction is unique, meaning if you suffer from ED, it could be caused by one of several causes, which will be analyzed carefully by your urologist before a treatment plan is created.
The Cause of Your Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is often difficult to narrow to a single cause. However, ED is commonly caused by a physical condition. As mentioned above, ED can be a sign that you have a major unaddressed health issue.
Physical causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- Heart disease
- Elevated blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Being overweight/obese
Individuals who consume an excessive amount of alcohol, smoke, or are taking certain medications may also develop ED. There are also mental factors that contribute to ED, including depression, stress, and anxiety.
When discussing your issue with a urologist, they will analyze your health, lifestyle, and symptoms to determine the cause and present you with a comprehensive treatment plan that works for you.
Schedule an appointment today or learn about available treatments for ED below.
Options for Relief: Treatments for Your Erectile Dysfunction
ED treatment should always be overseen by a urologist familiar with treating the condition.
Dr. Dan McBride from the ED and BPH Center of North Texas specializes in bringing sexual function back to male patients in a manner that fits your lifestyle and will provide long-term results. As a patient of ED and BPH Center North Texas, you will be informed of all your options, risks, and what is needed to ensure successful results.
Due to the likelihood that your ED is caused by a health condition or lifestyle choice, you will need to commit to taking steps outlined by Dr. McBride in addition to any treatment or medication given. ED treatments include:
- Penile implants
- Low-pressure pumps
- Stress reduction techniques
- Changes in your lifestyle
End Dysfunction and Restart Your Sex Life with Dr. McBride and the ED and BPH Center of North Texas
Dr. McBride, a board-certified urologist, takes a customized approach to improve your health and resolve conditions while following established procedures and processes that ensure you’re receiving the best possible care. Erectile dysfunction treatment from ED and BPH Center of North Texas is...
- Discreet: Your care with the center will be kept private.
- Effective: Dr. McBride utilizes proven, effective treatments.
- Responsive: You are an important part of your care at the ED and BPH Center North Texas. You will be heard and your preferences will be considered during every step of treatment.
Don’t settle for a lackluster love life. Explore your long-term options for putting erectile dysfunction in your past with Dr. McBride and the ED and BPH Center of North Texas.Schedule Your Appointment Today!