Dr. Joseph Ravid, Dr. David Persaud, and the team at GulfView Medical Institute help men of all ages with erectile dysfunction. With convenient locations in Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Port Charlotte, North Port, and Englewood, FL, we can help patients with this very common sexual problem.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is the term for having trouble getting or maintaining an erection. Erectile dysfunction can be uncomfortable for men to talk about and because of that it is underdiagnosed, but it is very common.
If you are having this problem and have never been diagnosed, it's important to see a doctor. The cause of erectile dysfunction can be medical or it can stem from emotional issues like stress, anxiety, or depression. Some known medical risk factors for developing erectile dysfunction are:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Heavy alcohol use
Whatever the root cause of your erectile dysfunction, we can help. An initial evaluation will include a thorough interview, so be honest with your Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Port Charlotte, North Port, and Englewood, FL, doctor about your health history and your emotional health. This will only help your doctor come up with the right treatment plan for you.
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
Erectile dysfunction is often treated with oral medication. You may have heard of Viagra or Cialis, which work in a similar way. The medication increases blood flow to the penis to help you achieve and maintain an erection. If you have low testosterone, this could also cause erectile dysfunction. In that case, your doctor may recommend hormone therapy to increase your testosterone levels.
Dr. Ravid and Dr. Persaud at GulfView Medical Institute are dedicated to helping men of all ages with erectile dysfunction. We have convenient locations in Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Port Charlotte, North Port, and Englewood, FL. To book an appointment, call (941) 505-2100.