Why Is This Happening To Me?
Men require a lot of different body parts working together in the right way to get and keep an erection. Because of that, erectile dysfunction, or ED, can have many causes. Some of them are physical; others are mental and emotional. Some of the causes include including stress, depression, relationship issues, abnormally low testosterone, damage from urological surgery, and even cholesterol-clogged arteries. In fact, it is often an early warning sign for heart disease
How Is ED Diagnosed?
With so many possible causes, your doctor has a number of tests he can use to figure out the best treatment for your specific issue.
Your doctor will first ask you a series of questions to get better familiarized with your medical and sexual history. This will help the Doctor better understand how ED affects you and enable him to see if there is a clear cause for it.
Next, the Doctor will do a physical examination to make sure everything looks normal and the nerves are working as expected.
Based on your physical examination, medical exam, and sexual history, your doctor may order blood or urine tests to help see if your ED is related to Hormonal problems, Diabetes, Heart or kidney disease and/or thyroid issues.
How Is ED Treated?
The good news is that ED can be treated at any age. There are many treatment options available, however, each treatment will vary from patient to patient based on the results of your exams and underlying health. Treatment may involve counseling, medications, pumps, or surgery. Take our survey below to find out if you’re among the millions of men today that deal with erectile dysfunction and get recommendations on how to treat it!