Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Treatment of erectile dysfunction is relatively straightforward. Almost 100% of men with ED can be
Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection is a problem that more
than 40 million men in the United States face today. So, you’re not
alone. ED might signify other
underlying medical issues and men with this problem may be at higher
risk of heart attack or stroke. Recent research has demonstrated that
ED, in many instances, is due to vascular disease. So, talking about this issue with your doctor might
just save your life.
are many treatments for erectile dysfunction. The cause and severity of
your condition and underlying health problems are important factors in
deciding which treatment option is best for you. Our urologists will
explain the risks and benefits of each treatment and take your personal
preferences into consideration.
Treatment may include:
- Oral medications
- Testosterone replacement
- Surgery (blood vessel surgery)
- Penis pumps (vacuum constriction device)
- Penile implants
- Counseling and therapy
lifestyle choices and managing any existing health problems you may have can help you avoid erectile dysfunction:
- Good management of chronic health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease
- Regular checkups and medical screening tests
- Quit smoking
- Limit or avoid alcohol
- Exercise regularly
- Reduce stress
- Get help for anxiety or depression
Western Michigan Urological Associates
John Ludlow, MD, Western Michigan Urological Associates, talks about erectile dysfunction diagnosis and treatments.
Urologist John Ludlow, MD, Western Michigan Urological Associates talks about the causes, prevention and treatments for ED and its association with other significant vascular issues.