Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection. ED affects up to 30 million men in the United States today. ED remains a more common problem for older men, but it can happen to men of all ages. ED from time to time is normal but progressive or long-lasting ED should be evaluated by a medical professional as it may be caused by an underlying health condition.
Causes of ED
Male sexual arousal is a complex interaction between blood vessels, nerves, hormones, muscles, and the brain. Issues with any of these factors can result in ED.
In many cases, ED is caused an underlying medical condition. Dr. Celigoj can identify conditions that lead to ED including the following:
Physical causes of ED
• Vascular disease
• High blood pressure
• Peyronie’s (curved penis)
• Medication (prescription or over-the-counter)
• Nerve damage due to trauma, surgery, or radiation
• Hormone imbalances
Psychological causes of ED
• Performance anxiety
Treatment of ED
Dr. Celigoj offers a full range of treatment options and will create a customized, treatment plan for your unique needs and lifestyle.
• Oral medications
• Penile injection therapies
• Vacuum erection devices
• Surgical implant (penile prosthesis)
Comprehensive and effective ED treatment begins with your overall health. ED is a troubling condition for many individuals that often serves as a sign of an underlying and potentially serious, health condition. Various treatment solutions exist that our team from South Florida Urology Institute can administer. If you suffer from ED, it is appropriate, and essential to discuss erectile dysfunction issues with your urologist as soon as possible.