If you had a problem with a tooth, you would see a dentist. If your car needed repair, you’d talk with a mechanic or auto body technician. So, if your sexual health, including how well you function in your most intimate relationships, declines, consult a physician who knows erectile dysfunction (ED) and other sexual health issues.
Let’s talk about how your men’s health physician can help you overcome ED and where you can go for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in Phoenix, AZ.
The Information You Need About Erectile Dysfunction
Plain and simple, erectile dysfunction, or ED, is the inability to achieve and keep an erection sufficient for sexual activity. Affecting 35 million-plus men in the United States alone, ED causes relationship and self-esteem problems. Fortunately, it can be overcome with the help of a board-certified urologist with fellowship training in men’s health issues, such as low testosterone, infertility, Peyrone’s disease, and more.
Sadly, too many men are so embarrassed about this common problem that they never seek real, effective medical treatment and counsel. Besides physical factors, such as hormonal deficits, heart disease, spinal cord injury, and diabetes, simple lifestyle problems can impact the viability of erections.
Your men’s health physician understands these problems, which may include:
- Stress, anxiety, and depression
- Limited blood flow to the penis
- Smoking and alcohol/substance abuse
- Injury to the groin or spinal cord
The In-office Consultation with Your Men’s Health Doctor
One of the biggest benefits of consultation at a male sexual health clinic is expertise. Dr. Avila and his team at Ironwood Urology have extensive experience in problems associated with sexual function, male fertility, vasectomy, genital deformities and injuries, and so much more.
Frankly, while each patient case is unique, and treatment plans are customized to patient need and preference, this highly skilled urologist knows male sexual health inside and out. He can get to the root of your ED with patience, compassion, and accuracy.
Your consultation will include a review of your symptoms,so be prepared to tell the doctor when you first noticed ED and what may help or worsen it. Also, he will go over your medical history to discover underlying factors and may perform some of the following tests:
- Blood work, including CBC, hormone levels, PSA, and more
- Doppler ultrasound evaluation of penile blood flow
- Infusion cavernosometry to reveal compromising leaks in penile blood vessels
Ways to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction
Your physician will discuss your test results with you and recommend ways to improve your sexual function. Some men need to focus on losing weight or reducing stress. Others should improve their cholesterol levels. Still others may need counseling on bettering their relationships with spouses and significant others.
Also, your sexual health clinic offers ED solutions available nowhere else–including:
- Prescriptions for medications such as Cialis and Viagra
- Surgically implanted penile prosthetics
- Vibrators for spinal cord patients
- Injections of testosterone and other pharmaceuticals to improve hormonal levels and blood flow
- Vacuum assists in creating firm erections without medication or surgery
ED Treatment at Ironwood Urology
Have erectile dysfunction? Visit us at Ironwood Urology. Our ED expert Dr. Desi Avila Jr., has years of experience in treating a full range of health conditions that are specific to men, including erectile dysfunction. Our ED doctor at the ED clinic in Phoenix will carefully review your symptoms, underlying medical conditions, and medical history to give you an accurate diagnosis and develop a customized treatment plan for you.