Frequently Asked Questions
What is Erectile Dysfuncion?
What is ED?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common type of sexual dysfunction in men. It involves the inability to keep or get an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. Occasionally, it is referred to as impotence. Most men experience erectile dysfunction when they are undergoing stressful periods. However, chronic erectile dysfunction is a sign of an underlying problem that needs urgent medical attention.
Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with any of these. Likewise, stress and mental health concerns can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.
ED is distinct from other conditions that interfere with the male sexual intercourse. These conditions that hinder sexual performance include lack of sexual desire and problems with orgasm and ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction is known to affect more than 50 percent of all men above 40 years.
Our physicians have years of experience in treating erectile dysfunction. We can help you take control of your reproductive health once again.
What Causes of erectile dysfunction?
- High blood pressure
- Heat Disease
- Cigarette smoking
- Nerve damage
- Dedication side effects
- Substance abuse
- Sleep Disorders
- Prostate Cancer
When you suspect that you are a victim of erectile dysfunction, you should book an appointment with a qualified physician at once. ED can have an impact on your overall quality of life, relationship health, sexual desire, and much more. Because erectile dysfunction is a sign of a hidden health problem, failure to visit a doctor may prove fatal.
How common is ED?
Studies suggest that over 50% of men over 45 years old have some degree of erectile dysfunction. Issues such as diabetes, obesity, and the use of medications for high blood pressure greatly increase the occurance.
What are the treatment options?
Treatment options vary based on a patient’s medical history, current pathologies, and any special circumstances. We have several treatment protocols available, including oral medications, injections, and vacuum pump systems.
What is the cost?
The cost for the office visit includes a detailed consultation with a licensed physician, a medical history, and a physical exam. Medication costs are in addition to the office visit and vary based on the specific protocol suggested. Plese call our officice for specific costs and any specials we may be offering.
Does insurance cover this?
We do not accept insurance because a vast majority of insurance carriers do not view Erectile Dysfunction as a medical problem. ED is often consider optional or elective care similar to botox and liposuction to insurance companies. Medicare, Access and HMO’s are prime examples of carriers who classify ED treatments this way. We often find that your Flex Medical or Health Savings Account will cover the costs.
Is an appointment necessary?
An appointment is not necessary but it is highly recommended. While we do take an occassional walk-in patient, it is subject to availability and you may have to wait for an extended period due to our full schedule. Our staff eagerly awaits your call to schedule an appointment at your convenience.