One Problem, Many Potential Causes -Not One Size Fits All Treatment
Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man is unable to achieve or sustain erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
Causes of ED can include:
- chronic illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- poor penile blood flow
- excessive alcohol consumption
Although the symptoms can be embarrassing to discuss, we encourage you to mention them to your doctor. They could be signs of related health issues needing medical attention, including heart disease or neurological disorders. Virginia Urology’s physicians are discreet, understanding, and equipped with knowledge that can help.
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More Common Than You Think
As many as 30 million men experience erectile dysfunction (ED). It can impact adult men at any age and can develop gradually or occur suddenly. In most cases of ED, it can be contributed to or caused by smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, prostate conditions, surgery and certain prescription medications. There is even research showing the link between ED and cardiovascular disease.
We Can Help (ED Treatment)
The Men’s Wellness Center of Virginia Urology offers a full range of diagnostic tests to determine the cause of ED. Because no two people are alike, the approach to treating ED should not be a “one size fits all” treatment. Our board-certified urologists offer patients a wide range of treatment options.
- lifestyle changes
- vacuum devices
- penile prosthesis- Our physicians have the most experience in Virginia with the penile implant.
If you are experiencing ED please give us a call, we are here to help you. We often have educational seminars on ED. If you are interested in attending a program, please contact our Community Education Director, Penny Durrett at 804-521-8720