Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

A number of men in Palm Spring, Rancho Mirage & La Quinta are affected by erectile dysfunction, commonly known as ED. The problem is widespread and the National Institutes of Health estimate as many as 30 million men suffer from ED in the United States alone.

Disorders

However, any disorder that causes nerve injury or impairs the flow of blood through the chambers of the penis has the potential to cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction. To achieve an erection suitable for sex, a biological process requires a precise sequence of events and when any of these events is disrupted, erectile dysfunction can occur.

This precise biological sequence includes stimulus in the brain as well as in the area around the penis and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries located throughout the penile organ. Diseases that cause damage to the nerves, arteries, and fibrous tissues are the most common cause of ED.

Sometimes, lifestyle choices can contribute to vascular problems that increase the risk of erectile dysfunction. Unhealthy lifestyles that include smoking, excessive drinking and overweight conditions are all possible causes of ED. Physical diseases-such as diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, and atherosclerosis, account for a majority of ED cases.

Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, our patients in La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs will be thoroughly evaluated for any pre-existing conditions before they begin a course of treatment. Surgery to correct erectile dysfunction aims to accomplish one of two primary goals including an implanted device to cause an erection or to reconstruct arteries to increase blood flow to the penis. Implanted devices, known as prostheses, have been shown effective in many patients to address ED.

Sometimes a surgical technique is employed to repair obstructed arteries that restore the blood flow. Erectile dysfunction can be treated at any stage in a man’s development and the appropriate course of treatment will depend upon many factors unique to each patient.

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