Often times, men avoid seeking medical care unless absolutely necessary. The “necessity” becomes pressing when they start to notice less frequent morning erections, erections that won’t last through intercourse, or even the inability to get an erection at all. These instances are defined as erectile dysfunction; or ED.
So how can ED save a life? Simple – it encourages the patient to seek medical care. Erectile dysfunction can be an indicator of other serious health issues. It is a legitimate medical problem and should be treated as such. The physiology of ED is endothelial dysfunction, which is a breakdown of the lining of the blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction usually presents itself as a “warning” to the body before the endothelial dysfunction causes other major traumas such as heart attack or stroke. Seeking care for ED often leads to discoveries and treatment options that will improve the health of the patient, not only sexually, but overall.
What are the causes?
There are a variety of causes; here are a few of the most common:
What you need to know
What can be done?
Treatment options vary person to person.
Finding a Provider
Seek a medical provider who values your comfort, encourages treating you as a whole person, offers treatments that address different aspects of the cause (body composition, blood flow, hormones), respects your sexual health goals and expectations.
Give one of our offices a call to see if we are the right fit for you.
1405 N. Green Mount Rd,
Suite 240 O’Fallon, IL 62269
F: 618.589.3448 1036
Town & Country Crossing Dr
Town & Country, MO 63017
Your first visit is $99, this fee includes a confidential consultation with one of our medical providers, PSA testing, testosterone assessment, body composition analysis, and a customized "test dose" of our proven medication if needed. HSA (Health Savings Account), FSA (Flexible Spending Account), and Care Credit cards are accepted!