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What is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a man’s inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection. Although a one-off instance may not be a reason to worry, recurrent instances can take a toll on the physical and mental health of the patient. Moreover, erection troubles can also be a sign of an underlying disorder that may require immediate attention, such as diabetes or heart failure, for example.
If you or your partner is troubled by the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, the consultants at American Male Medical can help. Our experts possess vast experience in successfully treating diverse ED cases and will be happy to consult with you. To learn more about ED and the line of treatment, contact us and request an appointment.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?
An erection involves the central and the peripheral nervous system, psychological and stress-related reasons, local factors with the erection bodies or the penis itself, and hormonal and vascular (blood flow or circulation) components.
Sexual stimulation causes the release of chemicals from the nerve endings, present in the penis, to trigger a series of events. These events cause muscles in the penis, which are responsible for erection, to relax. These muscles dictate how much blood flow the penis receives and as the muscles relax, the blood flow goes up, and the erection becomes firm. Some of the most common ED causes are:
- Restricted blood flow (arteriosclerosis)
- Low testosterone
- Penile scar tissue
- Heart disorders
- High blood pressure
- Stress, Depression and sexual performance related anxiety
- Relationship Concerns
How Common is Erectile Dysfunction?
A large number of men experience an occasional failure to achieve an erection. A recent study by the Massachusetts Male Aging Study shows that almost 52 percent of males face erectile dysfunction sometime during their lifetime, which increases with age. By the age of 40, approximately 40 percent of men are affected with ED, whereas the figure increases to 70 percent for men in their 70s. Erectile dysfunction is one of the most prevalent problems for people in between 40 to 70 years. Overall, the higher the age range, the higher the probability of erectile dysfunction. Some recent studies, however, show that ed problems are now equally threatening youngsters.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Diagnosed?
After a physical examination, a discussion on the sexual history of an individual, and a Doppler Ultrasound test, your doctor will go over the various treatment options with you. For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Lewisville TX, Carrollton TX, Flower Mound TX, Sherman Oaks CA, Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, Tustin CA, Nashville TN, and Oak Hill TN.