Should I See a Doctor About Erectile Dysfunction?

Some medical conditions are easy to ignore, especially when they seem as common as erectile dysfunction. Even though commercials normalize the condition, it’s important to schedule an appointment if you start experiencing erectile dysfunction.

treating erectile dysfunctionCauses of Erectile Dysfunction

Causes of erectile dysfunction, such as increased nicotine usage and alcohol consumption, using new prescription medication, and fatigue, can be temporary. However, erectile dysfunction can also be the result of a psychological or physical imbalance.

Psychological Causes of ED

Depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship problems can affect sexual performance. Your physician might suggest therapy to deal with anxiety caused by depression, or medication to lessen anxiety if it’s causing erectile dysfunction.

Physical (Organic) Causes of ED

Physical causes of ED are more common than psychological. Some medical conditions that cause ED include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart and vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy

Treating Erectile Dysfunction

The first step in treating erectile dysfunction is making an appointment with a doctor at Southern Surgical & Medical Specialists. Depending on the cause, one of our specialists will analyze your symptoms and come up with the proper treatment. Most physicians will also suggest that you get into a regular exercise routine and eat healthier. Living a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the frequency of ED.

It may seem embarrassing, but it’s a common issue that many men face across the world, so make sure you see a doctor about your erectile dysfunction.

Call the number of one of our urology offices for more information on dealing with erectile dysfunction.