Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of different health issues. Stress from work, anxiety, and other psychological issues can cause erectile dysfunction. Then erectile dysfunction can cause stress and anxiety, so it gets to be a depressing cycle.
Some lifestyle habits may lead to erectile dysfunction, especially drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and using illegal drugs. But in most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by another health condition that also impacts sexual functioning. Some of those possible problems include:
Dr. Willis is a family physician, which means she’s well-trained to treat diverse health conditions, including erectile dysfunction. In fact, seeing a family physician is a good choice because there are so many different issues that affect erectile dysfunction, and a doctor who’s familiar with diverse problems can help you get to the cause.
Erectile dysfunction is more likely to occur as you get older. You can help prevent it from developing with regular checkups that identify and treat potential causes of sexual dysfunction long before they have the opportunity to cause problems. We check for testosterone deficiency, prostate issues, discuss the impact of smoking on ED, and other issues that can cause this problem for so many men.
The primary treatment for erectile dysfunction is medication that increases blood flow and makes it easier to get an erection. These medications don’t automatically produce an erection; they boost the chemical produced in response to sexual stimulation, so you can have a normal sex life. There are also a number of supplements that can increase sex drive if that is a component of ED as well.
While several prescription medications are on the market, a lower dose, generic form of Viagra called sildenafil is available. This means you can get help for erectile dysfunction with the same effective medication but at a lower cost. This prescription is available in our office during your visit, so no waiting at the pharmacy!
In addition to regular checkups and routine lab work, men can get tested and treated for sexually transmitted diseases, get a routine testicular and prostate exam, and talk with the doctor about any concern from low testosterone to a sluggish metabolism.
Men can feel comfortable and confident with the comprehensive treatment available from Dr. Willis. Getting regular preventive care will catch any health problems early enough to make the changes needed to stop a health condition from developing.
We work with the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.
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