Erectile dysfunction affects millions of men, often in middle age or later in life. But, it’s not an inevitable part of aging — and it’s not something you need to suffer from any longer. The expert medical team at Mayfair Family Care in Chicago offers discreet, compassionate erectile dysfunction treatment that’s tailored for your situation. Book an appointment online or by calling the Lincoln Square office today.
Erectile dysfunction is a kind of male sexual dysfunction in which you have difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. Nearly all men have trouble getting an erection at some point, but erectile dysfunction is diagnosed when it’s a persistent problem.
After you describe your symptoms, your Mayfair Family Care doctor performs a physical exam and reviews your health history. Sometimes, this information is enough to diagnose erectile dysfunction.
You might need additional tests like blood, urine, or ultrasound tests to diagnose the underlying cause of your erectile dysfunction so your doctor can prescribe appropriate treatment.
Erectile dysfunction treatment depends on your specific needs and issues.
When a health problem like diabetes, high blood pressure, or a testosterone deficiency caused your erectile dysfunction, the first concern is making sure it’s resolved or tightly managed. Sometimes, treating the underlying condition is enough to resolve erectile dysfunction.
Oral medication, which you take on an as-needed basis, is the most commonly prescribed treatment for erectile dysfunction. Some common drugs for erectile dysfunction include Viagra®, Cialis®, Levitra®, and Stendra®.
All of these drugs work by boosting the effects of nitric oxide, a chemical naturally present in your body. Nitric oxide relaxes penile muscles, and this improves blood flow to the penis. Erectile dysfunction drugs don’t produce automatic erections, but rather make it possible for you to get an erection when you’re sexually stimulated.
Your Mayfair Family Care physician might recommend lifestyle changes, either alone or in combination with other treatments. Some possible changes can include losing weight, changing your diet, changing your sleep schedule, or making other changes to improve your health.
For severe cases of erectile dysfunction, for example after prostate surgery, you might need other solutions. Your doctor might recommend options like a vacuum erection device, penile injections, or a penile implant. If you need advanced solutions for erectile dysfunction, your Mayfair Family Care provider might refer you to a urologist who specializes in the male reproductive system for treatment.
Mayfair Family Care team is here for you, so use online booking or call for private and compassionate erectile dysfunction treatment from experts.