American Male Medical
Erectile Dysfunction Physician in Dallas, TX
What are some common causes of erectile dysfunction?
Usually, the risk for developing erectile dysfunction, or ED, increases as a man grows older – although a man of any age can develop the condition. There are several potential causes of erectile dysfunction, which may include:
- Certain medications;
- Chronic illnesses, including diabetes or multiple sclerosis;
- Poor blood flow;
- Chronic stress.
Fortunately, erectile dysfunction is an easily treatable condition that can be managed or treated with a variety of therapies and medications. If you have any questions or concerns about what treatment your doctor recommends or what treatment options would work best for you, then you should have a conversation with your doctor about your options.
What are some of the medications available to treat erectile dysfunction?
When choosing a medication, you will need to speak with and be open with your doctor, as the medications vary in dosage, side effects, and how they work. It is important to know that they might not immediately treat your erectile dysfunction, and so it is important to work with your doctor to find a medication and dosage that works best for you.
It is also important that your doctor be aware of any chronic conditions you may have or other medications that you take, as these can have an affect on the effectiveness of the medications. Some medications may not be as effective if you have a history of prostate surgery or if you have diabetes, for instance. Also, these medications may be dangerous if you take nitrate drugs, have heart disease or heart failure, and have very low blood pressure – otherwise known as hypotension.
If not any one of the medications work for you, there are also therapeutic alternatives that you can examine with your doctor, which may include wave therapy.
What is wave therapy?
Wave therapy, also known as shockwave therapy, uses intensity from acoustic waves to cause a process known as neovascularization in certain parts of the human body. The result of neovascularization is that new blood vessels are formed, which helps improve the blood flow to the region of the body treated. Wave therapy works as it targets the erectile mechanism, meaning that men are more likely to be able to have and maintain erections on their own, without the need for “stop-gap” solutions, like medications or pumps.
If you are in need of treatment or help with your erectile dysfunction, and are looking for a physician to help you, contact us at American Male Medical. Our experienced staff is ready to diagnose and treat the symptoms and causes of your erectile dysfunction. Please give us a call to book an appointment or consultation with one of our specialists now. We are located near the Dallas – Ft Worth Metroplex area.