Psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, stress, and other mental conditions can result in erectile dysfunction. Depression is rated as the third most common reason for lack of erectile dysfunction in men. Depression is also associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Anxiety, while not an actual physical illness, can have an indirect impact on libido. Anxiety can increase feelings of shame and guilt, which can lead to decreased sexual pleasure and interest.
There are a number of different types of erectile dysfunction. There are two main categories; physical causes and psychological causes. Physical causes are mainly due to different types of physical illnesses; these include high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), diabetes, cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack), Parkinson’s disease, and liver disease. Psychological causes are often caused by stress, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
To treat the physical cause of ED, most health care providers recommend lifestyle and dietary changes. These may include increasing the amount of alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, losing weight, quitting smoking, and avoiding medications that can irritate the stomach, increase blood pressure, and increase blood sugar levels. Along with lifestyle and diet changes, ED can also be treated with prescription medications. For psychological causes, patients may be recommended to see a mental health professional for treatment including counseling, hypnotherapy, or other in-clinic treatments.
Today, there are a number of different methods of treatment available. Patients suffering from erectile dysfunction can explore their options at length. In a swipe exam, doctors can visually inspect the manhood to determine if the anatomy is functional. A digital or hydraulic instrument called the masturbation tool can be used to inspect the penis and urethra. A number of different devices can be used for examining penile dysfunction.
The medical professionals at Prime Men’s Medical Center do more than just treat ED, PE, Low-T, and other sexual health issues. We get at the root cause of these symptoms and help you regain the confidence your sexual health deserves. Our all-male staff of physicians understand the emotional pain, psychological distress, and yes, even fear involved when suffering from sexual dysfunction. We’re here to help! We can implement a custom solution geared to fit best with you, regardless of your current personal health and medical history.
Our experienced staff of men’s help experts don’t just treat your symptoms, we focus on discovering the underlying cause of your sexual health issues and treat them at their source. We do this by paying special attention to three important factors: a private and confidential assessment in the medical center, careful evaluation of each patient’s medical history with diagnostic testing, and finally, determine the appropriate treatment options based on your carefully diagnosed medical condition.
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6622 Southpoint Drive South, Suite 230 Jacksonville, FL 32216