Erectile dysfunction (ED) can damage your relationship and take a toll on your self-esteem, but it’s a common problem that is often easy to treat. At EverReady Health, men’s health specialist Dr. Joel Abbott is experienced in treating ED. His approach includes improving symptoms with medication and addressing underlying factors that can contribute to ED.
What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
It’s normal for men to have occasional performance issues. Though you might find it frustrating and embarrassing to lose your erection during sex or find yourself unable to become erect at the right time, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have ED. ED means you regularly cannot achieve or sustain an erection firm enough for sex.
Don’t be embarrassed to seek treatment for ED. ED is a common condition that affects men of all ages and is best treated by men’s health specialists. Dr. Abbott has treated many cases of ED, and EverReady Health is a comfortable, confidential, and safe environment for addressing any and all men’s health issues.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
You might not think of an erection as a complicated process with multiple steps, but it is, and ED can occur at any of these steps. An erection begins with appropriate libido mediated by male hormonal balance followed by sensory nerve stimulation, which leads to sexual arousal. Your body responds physically to this arousal, including nerve impulses to the penis to relax smooth muscles allowing the penis to expand its size and increase blood flow to the penis. Functional veins are also required to entrap the blood within the erectile tissue in the penis for erection maintenance.
The cause of ED can be mental, physical, or both. Common factors that contribute to ED include:
Excessive alcohol consumption
Stress and anxiety
Drugs (prescription, elicit, and over-the-counter)
To help your doctor treat you, keep track of your erectile difficulties, including when they started, and when they get worse or better. The key to effective ED treatment is determining its underlying cause.
What options are available to treat erectile dysfunction?
ED medications and procedures are highly effective, proven, and safe. The clinic can provide you with Viagra®(sildenafil) or Cialis® (tadalafil), or Tri-Mix injections. Numerous in-office procedures can be performed to improve blood flow or increase the number of blood vessels in the penis, including Platelet Rich Plasma (P-Shot) injections.
Tri-Mix is a medication that is custom-formulated by our compound pharmacy that includes three ED medications. It is used 10 minutes prior to sexual activity and has a 95% efficacy rate. Before taking your vial of Tri-Mix home, we will administer a test dose at the clinic to make sure that you get the dosage that provides you with the best erection possible.
You don’t have to struggle with ED. To get help, call the office of EverReady Health or schedule an appointment online.