What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Having sporadic or intermittent erection issues may not be an immediate cause for concern. However, if this becomes an ongoing issue, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. It may also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.

If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, make an appointment with us for an evaluation from one of our board-certified physicians. Often, we can treat an underlying condition to reverse erectile dysfunction. In other cases, medications or other direct treatments might be needed. Although this condition is atypical to the aging process, many men between the ages of 40-70 may experience some form of erectile dysfunction. Nearly 90% of Erectile Dysfunction (E.D.) issues are organic in nature, meaning they are not a result of your psychological thoughts.

Common causes of Erectile Dysfunction

  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Medications you are taking for depression, heart conditions, or blood pressure