Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. Statistics show that 1 in 10 men suffer from this condition. The staff at West Georgia Urology recognize this is a very sensitive issue and can provide patients with a comprehensive evaluation and treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Evaluation

The evaluation begins with a detailed history and physical examination and may include the following:

  • Blood tests
  • Symptom score
  • PSA

Causes

  • Nerve disorders and injuries
  • Blood supply abnormalities
  • Some cancer treatments
  • Hormone disorders
  • Medications
  • Psychological conditions
  • Aging – aging in and of itself is not a cause for ED but other conditions caused by aging can contribute to ED.
  • Medical Conditions eg. Diabetes, high-blood pressure and heart conditions

Treatment

  • Reversal of potential causes
  • Medications
  • Penile injection therapy
  • Urethral suppositories
  • Vacuum pump
  • Penile prosthesis