Treatment for ED

Feb 27, 2022

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a common condition that affects many men at some point in their lives. It refers to the inability to achieve or sustain an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. ED can have a significant impact on a man's self-esteem, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

ED can be attributed to both physical and psychological factors. Some common causes include:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Obesity
  • Medication side effects

Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction

CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine offers comprehensive and personalized treatment options to address ED. Our team of experts understands the sensitive nature of this condition and provides discreet, compassionate care to help you regain your sexual health and confidence.

1. Lifestyle Changes

In some cases, modifying certain lifestyle factors can significantly improve symptoms of ED. Our healthcare professionals can guide you in making the necessary changes, including:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing alcohol consumption
  • Adopting a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Managing stress levels

2. Medications

Medications such as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are commonly prescribed for ED. These medications, including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, work by enhancing blood flow to the penis, facilitating erections. Our experienced healthcare providers will evaluate your condition and prescribe the most suitable medication and dosage.

3. Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

In cases where ED is caused by low testosterone levels, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) can be highly effective. Our specialists will conduct thorough hormone testing to determine if TRT is the right option for you. TRT can help improve libido, energy levels, and overall sexual function.

4. Penile Injections and Implants

If other treatments haven't provided satisfactory results, our urologists may recommend penile injections or implants. These interventions involve injecting medication directly into the penis or surgically placing an implant to help achieve and maintain an erection.

Contact CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine Today

Don't let ED hinder your sexual satisfaction and overall well-being. CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine is dedicated to helping you find the right treatment for your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards regaining your sexual health.