Roughly one in ten men experiences long-term erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to maintain a firm erection. At Family Medicine Associates, PC, in Thornton, Colorado, the team of general family practitioners can help you find out what’s causing your erectile dysfunction and take steps toward treating the symptom. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection. If it only happens to you from time to time or according to specific circumstances, it’s not a cause for concern. However, recurrent erectile dysfunction could indicate some other underlying condition that needs treatment.
Even if your erectile dysfunction doesn’t have an underlying diagnosis, you still might be interested in exploring options for treatment so you can continue to enjoy a fulfilling sexual relationship.
The team at Family Medicine Associates, PC, examines you and goes over your medical history. They also ask about any other symptoms you have. They work with you to find out why you experience erectile dysfunction and may be able to resolve the issue.
Many medical conditions cause erectile dysfunction, but you can also experience it because of nonmedical circumstances such as problems in your relationship. Some of the most prevalent physical causes of erectile dysfunction are:
Psychological conditions can also impact your ability to get and maintain an erection. Factors like stress, anxiety, and depression can all affect your sexual wellness in multiple ways, including leading to erectile dysfunction.
The team at Family Medicine Associates, PC, determines the best course of treatment for your erectile dysfunction according to the factors causing it. Of course, if you have a medical condition like high blood pressure or diabetes contributing to your erectile dysfunction, the team can help you find long-term care strategies that improve your overall health.
There are also options for erectile dysfunction treatment that only target the erectile dysfunction itself. Medications like sildenafil and tadalafil improve penile blood flow, making it easier to get a firm erection.
You might also benefit from counseling or therapy for any psychological causes, testosterone replacement therapy to address low testosterone, or adjusting treatment to exclude certain medications causing erectile dysfunction.
If you routinely experience erectile dysfunction and would like to go over your options for treatment, call Family Medicine Associates, PC, or book an appointment online today.