Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

Who gets erectile dysfunction?

Although erectile dysfunction can affect men of all ages, your risks increase with age. Approximately 50% of men in their 50s struggle with erectile dysfunction. This number continues to increase with age. 

Changes to your hormones, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels can all lead to erectile dysfunction. Conditions like high cholesterol, heart disease, and clogged blood vessels can increase your chances of developing ED. Men with diabetes are two to three times more likely to struggle with erectile dysfunction. 

Psychological issues like stress, anxiety, and depression can also cause ED. In many cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by a combination of physical and psychological factors. If you experience erectile dysfunction, Dr. Sanderson can help determine the underlying cause and best treatment for your condition. 

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Although erectile dysfunction is a sensitive topic, it’s a common condition, affecting approximately 30 million men in the United States. The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include difficulty getting or keeping an erection as well as reduced sexual desire. 

While occasional, short-term erectile dysfunction is typically no reason for concern, if you experience long-term, ongoing erection problems, it’s time to speak with a doctor about your symptoms. In many cases, erectile dysfunction can be linked to underlying problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity. 

What is erectile dysfunction therapy?

At Men’s Vitality MD, we offer erectile dysfunction therapy to effectively restore your ability to get and keep an erection. Treatment for your condition can vary depending on the cause of your symptoms as well as your overall health. 

If your erectile dysfunction is caused by a condition like diabetes or high blood pressure, treating the underlying problem can improve your sexual function. Men’s Vitality MD also offers medications like VIAGRA® and Cialis®. 

As a telehealth practice, Men’s Vitality provides you with convenient and confidential access to personalized care without the need for an office visit. During your appointment, you and Dr. Sanderson discuss your symptoms as well as your medical history and any underlying problems that can contribute to your condition. 

Our doctor’s will work you to determine the cause of your erectile dysfunction and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that can impact relationships, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. If you struggle with erectile dysfunction, book an appointment with Scott Sanderson, MD, and his team at Men’s Vitality MD in Honolulu, Hawaii. The practice offers erectile dysfunction therapy and works with you to develop the right personalized treatment plan to restore your sexual function.

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