Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments at Urology Associates
Approximately one in 10 men are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED) – the inability to achieve and maintain an erection – at some point in their lives. Although ED is a common condition and most frequently occurs in older men, it can occur at any age. However, there are many treatment options available for this common condition.
It’s not unusual for men to occasionally fail to achieve or maintain an erection under certain circumstances, such as when you’re stressed or fatigued, or when you’ve consumed an excessive amount of alcohol. However, persistent ED may be a sign of an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, clogged blood vessels, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
Other possible causes of erectile dysfunction include side effects from certain medications, cigarette smoking, substance abuse, some neurological diseases, injury, treatment for prostate cancer, and hormonal abnormalities. The good news is that almost every case of ED is treatable, and the specialists at Urology Associates offer effective treatment options to meet the needs of each patient.
ED treatment depends on the cause and your personal preferences. They include:
- Oral medications (with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors)
- Vacuum erection devices
- Penile injection therapy
- Intra-urethral suppositories
- IPP (implantable penile prosthesis surgery)
At Urology Associates, we understand that ED is a condition that affects you both physically and emotionally. It can affect your relationship with your partner, confidence, self-esteem, and quality of life. That’s why our urologists provide personal care that addresses the problem with respect and discretion. Our goal is to treat your ED successfully so that you can resume a normal life.
If erectile dysfunction is disrupting your life, visit our Oklahoma City urologists for a solution. They will determine the underlying cause and explain your treatment options. For an appointment, call (405) 749-9655 or request one online. For your convenience, we see patients in our main OKC office as well as several satellite offices.