American Male Medical
PATIENT SERVICES at American Male Medical
Millions of men each year find themselves struggling with symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) that can negatively impact their life. At American Male Medical, we focus on helping men who struggle with a wide range of medical conditions regain their virility and improve their confidence in their everyday life. If you have found yourself struggling to achieve or maintain an erection and it is beginning to negatively impact your relationships, contacting our conveniently located office in Lewisville to schedule a appointment with an experienced erectile dysfunction doctor is the first step toward improving your health and reclaiming your life from the embarrassing symptoms of ED.
What is erectile dysfunction
ED is by far the most common sexual issue experienced by men. It negatively impacts the lives of as many as 30 million men. The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include not being able to achieve or keep an erection, and is the physical result of restricted blood flow to the penis. ED can also be the result of intense stress or other emotional issues. In some men, ED can be an early warning sign of serious medical conditions including high blood pressure, complications from diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis. This makes it especially important for men who are experiencing ED symptoms to speak with an experienced doctor who can not only address their erectile dysfunction, but who can identify whether there are more important underlying medical issues that need to be treated. For many men, ED can be the first sign that something else is wrong with their health, so it is essential that we reduce the stigma around discussing erectile dysfunction, so men can feel comfortable voicing their concerns with a medical professional.
How do you diagnose ED?
The first step toward attaining a diagnosis for your erectile dysfunction is to schedule an appointment with an experienced doctor, so you can discuss your symptoms and medical history. Your doctor will ask you about any drugs you may be taking, the amount of alcohol you typically consume, and whether you smoke. They will also discuss your emotional health and ask about the health of your relationship(s). A physical examination and blood analysis to screen your testosterone levels and blood sugar can also be helpful in attaining a diagnosis. Ultrasonography (sometimes called a penile Doppler) can allow your erectile dysfunction doctor to effectively see the blood flow inside of your penis. In general, other imaging studies are not necessary unless there is a documented history of cancer or other trauma, though in cases such as these, x-rays, MRIs, or CT scans may be ordered.
Will my erectile dysfunction resolve on its own?
It is extremely unlikely that your ED will resolve without medical intervention. For men whose ED is purely a result of emotional distress, such as disruptive life changes or extreme work stress, there is a chance that once these issues have been resolved, they will be able to effectively maintain an erection. However, more often, the cause of your ED will be medical and can only be addressed with effective treatment provided by an experienced doctor. Once you discuss your treatment options with a physician, you will be able to move forward with a targeted treatment plan that can not only improve your sexual health, but improve emotional symptoms like anxiety and depression, which can be caused by prolonged erectile dysfunction.