Erectile Dysfunction

According to statistics compiled by the American Urological Foundation, as many as 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction, or ED. Duan Copeland, MD, of Male Therapeutics is committed to helping men navigate their treatment options for this condition, with the goal of restoring proper erectile function and facilitating a healthy sex life. If you live in or around Scottsdale, Arizona, and would like more information about diagnostic and treatment tools for erectile dysfunction, book a consultation today over the phone or by using the easy online tool.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

The medical definition of erectile dysfunction (ED) is an inability to achieve or maintain an erection that’s firm enough to engage in sexual activity. It’s the most common sexual health issue that men report to their personal physicians, although research suggests that many men don’t talk about the problem, even with their doctor.

Occasional problems with erections are a normal part of life. When the issue occurs routinely or seems to be getting progressively worse, however, it’s time to seek treatment.

Why treat erectile dysfunction?

Many men assume erectile dysfunction is an inevitable part of growing older. They accept that these changes will just mark the end of their sex lives, and turn their attention elsewhere.

In reality, there’s no need to leave a healthy sex life behind due to erectile dysfunction. There are treatments that can help.

A growing body of evidence supports the fact that a healthy sexual connection with your partner is an essential part of your overall physical and emotional health. This critical aspect of wellness should never be overlooked or simply given up on.

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?

As a trained urologist, Male Therapeutics begins with a thorough examination and a discussion of your symptoms and overall health history. In some cases it’s possible to determine a clear cause of erectile dysfunction and treating that issue can resolve the problem.

Potential causes include:

  • Insufficient blood flow to the penis
  • Inability to retain blood in the penis
  • Neurological problems
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety over sexual performance

What can be done to treat erectile dysfunction?

There are many different ways to treat erectile dysfunction. Male Therapeutics works with you to determine the right course of action. In some cases, you might begin one treatment path before deciding another approach may be a better fit.

Some available treatment options include:

  • Medications to enable erection
  • Penile implants
  • Penile injections or intraurethral medication
  • Surgery to bypass artery damage
  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Vacuum erection devices, also known as penis pumps

Male Therapeutics can help you find the right treatment path for your needs. In some cases, your medication can be delivered directly to your home, which is a convenient and potentially cost-saving option.

To learn more about diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction, or ED, call or schedule a visit with Male Therapeutics online.