Erectile Dysfunction FAQS
We know that many men don’t want to talk about erectile dysfunction; however, if this problem is happening to you it’s often comforting to know that you are not alone. ED is a common sexual problem, affecting millions of men throughout the US.
If you are having trouble getting or maintaining an erection during sex, it’s important that you have a doctor that you can turn to for answers and an effective treatment strategy. Here at Gulfview Medical Institute in Punta Gorda, FL, Dr. Ravid and his team have helped men of all ages successfully treat their erectile dysfunction, and now he can help you.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction may be the result of emotional issues, health problems or both. Some known risk factors for ED include,
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Cardiovascular disease
- Age (being over 50 years old)
- Heavy alcohol consumption
- Being obese
- Emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems can also contribute to ED. It’s important that when you come in for your evaluation you are honest about your medical and personal history so that we can figure out the root cause of your ED.
Once our medical team can pinpoint the cause then we can start treating your erectile dysfunction. If you are living with erectile dysfunction know that we can help you. ED doesn’t have to be a long-term problem. We have helped countless men throughout Punta Gorda, Arcadia, Englewood and Port Charlotte, FL, improve their sexual health, quality of life and overall wellbeing through a variety of different treatment options.
During your evaluation, we will ask you a variety of questions regarding your health, lifestyle, relationship and emotional health. Your answers will help our health care provider rule out certain causes and figure out what might be going on.
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
The first line of defense is usually a simple, conservative treatment option such as oral medication (e.g. Viagra), which can improve blood flow to the penis to help you achieve and maintain an erection. Oral medication can be quite effective in treating ED. If low testosterone is to blame, then hormone therapy might be the best option.