Erectile Dysfunction (impotence) refers to the inability to have and maintain an erection firm enough to have sex with your partner. Having erectile dysfunction from time to time is not necessarily a cause for alarm. However, if erectile dysfunction continues as a persistent problem, it can create anxiety, affect your confidence and contribute to poor sexual relationship issues. This is especially true if ED is accompanied by any other physical conditions that leave you unable to perform sexually or if your partner complains about any discomfort during intercourse.
Treatment options for erectile dysfunction range from lifestyle changes to prescription medications. The first line of treatment is usually lifestyle. Lowering alcohol and tobacco consumption, losing weight, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet are good ways to prevent erectile dysfunction from developing. Some doctors also recommend dietary changes such as increasing the amount of protein in your diet and limiting fats. Lifestyle changes are very effective, but sometimes lifestyle requirements aren’t enough to treat erectile dysfunction.
Another option is medication. Medications like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are commonly used to treat male sexual dysfunction, however, these drugs often include severe side effects. While erectile dysfunction causes can be physical, a number of psychological causes can also be addressed through medications and treatments.
One possible solution is to address the underlying physical causes of ED through the use of medication. Instead, specialized therapies from a medical professional can help treat the symptoms of ED by improving blood flow to the penis, widening the arteries of the penis so more blood can supply the erectile tissues with oxygen and nutrients and tightening the pelvic floor muscles. By doing these things, the muscles control the amount of energy and stamina that an erection gets, allowing for longer periods of time between orgasms, and allowing the male to be physically active during sex.
A doctor’s evaluation from the experienced professionals at Prestige Men’s Medical Center located in Tampa, FL can help to diagnosis and treat underlying causes of sexual dysfunction. We focus exclusively on men’s sexual health so we understand that there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in treating sexual dysfunction. Our physicians evaluate you to determine which custom combination of proven treatments will be most effective for you despite past history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or waning sexual performance. Our physicians are skilled in safely treating your erectile dysfunction regardless of your age or medical history.
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