Erectile Dysfunction Doctors Questions and Answers
If you are worried that you might have erectile dysfunction, visit Assure Wellness Group. Our physicians and clinicians will provide comprehensive treatment for your condition so you can have your confidence back. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) can affect more than sexual performance; it can also have a negative impact on your self-esteem, confidence, and mental health. With that in mind, if you are finding that erectile dysfunction is having a negative effect on both your sexual performance and your overall well-being, our medical doctors and sexual health specialists at Assure Wellness Group would be pleased to provide you with highly effective treatment options to help improve your sex life and overall well-being.
Who is the best doctor for erectile dysfunction?
The best doctor for treating erectile dysfunction is typically a urologist or an internal medicine doctor who specializes in sexual health. At Assure Wellness Group, our internal medicine doctor and sexual health specialist have a wealth of experience and expertise when it comes to diagnosing and providing effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. As such, if you have or are concerned that you may have erectile dysfunction, we would be pleased to evaluate your symptoms and provide any necessary treatment to help you feel confident and rejuvenated with your sex life.
Why do I keep losing my erection?
If you find that you frequently cannot sustain an erection or have difficulty doing so, this could be occurring for a variety of different reasons. In such cases, you are likely dealing with some degree of erectile dysfunction, as the difficulty or inability to sustain an erection is a widespread symptom of erectile dysfunction. With that in mind, some common causes of erectile dysfunction, or an inability to maintain or achieve an erection, include the following:
- Alcohol or drug misuse
- Anabolic steroid use
- Clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) or heart disease
- Disorders within the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s disease
- High blood pressure, which is also referred to as hypertension
- Low testosterone (low-T), which can contribute to a low sex drive or libido
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Previous prostate surgery
- Psychological causes, such as anxiety, depression, high levels of stress, or low self-esteem
- Sexual performance anxiety
- Spinal cord injury
- Tobacco use
- Use of various medications, such as anti-depressants or beta-blockers for high blood pressure
How do I know if I have erectile dysfunction?
While it is normal to be unable to achieve or sustain an erection on occasion, if you are dealing with us on a regular basis, you are likely dealing with erectile dysfunction to some extent. With that said, some other symptoms of erectile dysfunction include reduced sexual desire, soft erections, inability to achieve an orgasm, or anxiety concerning sexual performance.
What treatment is available for erectile dysfunction?
There are several different treatment options available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. With that being said, the treatment options vary according to the precise cause or causes of a person’s erectile dysfunction.
For example, if low testosterone is the primary cause of a person’s erectile dysfunction, a treatment such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also known as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), will likely be the best treatment option. Likewise, if medication or lifestyle habits are key contributors to erectile dysfunction, lifestyle or medicinal modifications may form part of the treatment for erectile dysfunction.
If you would like to know more about the treatment options we provide for erectile dysfunction at Assure Wellness Group, please feel welcome to give us a call! We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Suffolk VA, and surrounding areas.