Have you lost some of your sex drive? Do you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection? It’s possible you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED). The experienced urologists at Pikes Peak Urology offer comprehensive evaluations for men with erectile dysfunction to identify the source of the problem and the best course of action. To schedule your ED evaluation, call the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or book an appointment online today.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible for a man to maintain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction is common, affecting about 30 million men in the United States.
Your sexual arousal is a process that involves blood vessels, muscles, nerves, emotions, hormones, and your brain. The underlying cause of ED may be physical or emotional. Common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
Erectile dysfunction may cause additional problems, such as low-self esteem, embarrassment, relationship problems, or more anxiety and stress.
It’s not unusual for men to experience difficulties getting or maintaining an erection from time to time. However, when the ED occurs more and more often and negatively affects your sexual relationship, it becomes problematic.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms include:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at Pikes Peak Urology can help.
The team at Pikes Peak Urology diagnoses erectile dysfunction after a review of symptoms and a physical exam. However, to identify the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction, the team may request diagnostic tests such as:
Your provider at Pikes Peak Urology may also ask questions about your psychological state to ensure they get a complete picture of your health.
Treatment for your erectile dysfunction initially focuses on addressing the underlying physical or emotional cause of your condition. Once these issues are properly managed, the team at Pikes Peak Urology may offer other treatments to improve your ED, such as:
If medications fail to improve your erectile dysfunction, the team at Pikes Peak Urology may suggest other options such as a penile implant.