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ED Treatments near the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction

Most men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their life. Research shows that 55% of 55 year old males have ED to some extent, so remember that you are not alone! Whether it be a rare occurrence, or a daily nuisance, your ability to perform sexually can have a serious impact on your self-esteem, confidence, and overall health. 

So how can you tell if you're dealing with ED?

Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

The explanation for erectile dysfunction will vary from person to person, and will depend heavily on your underlying conditions, lifestyle choices, and other health related factors. The body's arousal process is a complicated one, and will require that all of your natural systems are working together. 

Common Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction:

  1. Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection

  2. Sexual anxiety

  3. Less frequent morning erections

  4. Reduced sexual desire

  5. Erections that don't last through intercourse

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Even though Erectile Dysfunction becomes more prevalent as men age, growing old is not always going to be the underlying cause of Erectile Dysfunction. Some men stay sexually functional into their 80’s, meaning it could indicate an early sign of a more serious health condition. Finding and treating the reason for your ED is a vital first step!

Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction:

  • High Blood Sugar (Diabetes)

  • Cardiovascular Disease (Heart Issues)

  • Prostate Cancer

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

  • High Cholesterol

  • Smoking

  • Using Drugs/Drinking too much alcohol

  • Obesity

Less Common Causes of ED:

  • Blood pressure medications

  • Anti-depressants

  • Penile Injury or Surgery

  • Depression

  • Anxiety/Fear of sexual failure

  • Nervous system problems

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Relationship troubles

ED Treatments Options In Arizona

Summit offers ED treatments near the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Visit one of our clinics in Tempe, Peoria, and Scottsdale.


The first and most important step to battling this issue is to see a doctor. You may be in early enough stages to treat your impotence with medication. Our doctors commonly prescribe medication such as Viagra or Cialis, which are taken orally and may help to achieve an erection.


If the stage of your impotence is beyond oral medication then you and your doctor may decide to talk about more efficient ED treatment options. Depending on the severity of your condition, your medication options will vary.

Treatment for ED depends on its cause, as well as on the patient's age, health and preferences. In some cases, lifestyle changes such as losing weight and exercising regularly will improve symptoms. Counseling may help patients whose ED has resulted from anxiety or depression. And we often recommend that patients take an oral medication, such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis.

Take the International Index of Erectile Function Quiz (IIEF).

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