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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)


Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) services offered in Georgetown, Georgetown, TX


If you have been searching for effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), look no further than Rebuil-T Healthcare, a private medical practice in Georgetown, Texas. Highly skilled testosterone and weight loss specialist Hellen Ndungu, FNP, and team are very knowledgeable about erectile dysfunction. They can provide diagnosis, individualized solutions, and treatment plans. Call the office to find out more and to schedule a visit. Or request an appointment online today, which is quick and convenient.

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Q&A

When should you see a doctor for erectile dysfunction?

Sexual health is vital to every person. Many men do not know where to turn when they are experiencing sexual health problems like erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, and others might be too embarrassed to discuss these concerns with their primary care physician.

The truth of the matter is that sexual health conditions are much more common than most men realize, affecting every man at some point during his life. 

One of the most prevalent sexual problems men face is ED — characterized by the inability to maintain or attain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. ED can occur at any age, but this condition is more common in older men.

 

What are the symptoms of ED?

Signs of erectile dysfunction may include persistent trouble with getting and keeping an erection as well as reduced sexual desire.

It’s essential to consult with a male sexual health specialist to determine what is causing the condition and to develop an effective treatment plan.

 

What causes erectile dysfunction?

The cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) can be psychological, physical, or a combination, but in many cases, the cause is unknown.

Possible physical causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Low testosterone (Low T)
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Sleep disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Treatments for enlarged prostate
  • Injury or surgery affecting the pelvic area
  • Certain medications
  • Tobacco use

 

Possible psychological causes of ED include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Various mental health conditions
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Substance use disorder
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcoholism

Certain risk factors can also increase a person’s risk, such as advanced age, various medical conditions, prostate surgery, radiation treatment, injuries to the pelvic region or spinal cord, injuries to the nerves or arteries that control erections, high blood pressure and pain-relieving medications, and antihistamines.

Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves many physiological and biological factors and relies on the proper functioning of hormones, blood vessels, muscles, and nerves. 

Erectile dysfunction can stem from a problem with any of these and can also be the result of stress and other mental health concerns.

 

To learn more about erectile dysfunction and the treatments available, call Rebuil-T Healthcare and schedule a visit. Or request an appointment online today.