YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness
Urology Clinic and Medical Spa & General Urology, Urologic Oncology, Robotic and Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery located in Sarasota, FL
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a sexual health problem that affects more men than you might think. The good news is there are safe and effective treatments for erectile dysfunction. At YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness in Sarasota, Florida, expert urologist Jared Wallen, MD, and the team take a holistic approach to care. They offer many innovative treatments and therapies for erectile dysfunction. For comprehensive and compassionate care for your ED, call the office or book online today.
Erectile Dysfunction Q & A
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the persistent inability to get or maintain an erection for a satisfactory sexual experience. ED is a common condition that affects more than half of men over age 40.
The sexual dysfunction not only affects your physical health but also your emotional and mental well-being. An inability to enjoy intimate moments with your partner may place stress and strain on your relationship and lower your self-esteem and self-confidence.
But with the right treatment, you can restore your sexual health and vitality.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
ED occurs when there’s a decrease in blood flow to the penis or a lack of sensation because of nerve damage. Many factors may affect penile health, including:
- Heart disease
- Prostate cancer treatment
- Medication side effects
Your lifestyle habits may also interfere with your sexual health. Lack of physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption contribute to the development of ED.
How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?
To be diagnosed with ED, you must experience difficulty getting an erection at least 50% of the time.
When you visit YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness for help with your ED, you can expect an in-depth exam. Though the focus is on your sexual health and wellness, the team takes a holistic approach to care, evaluating your whole-body health to find the root cause of your ED.
During your evaluation, your provider reviews your medical history, family history, and sexual health and conducts a physical exam. They also run lab work to screen for underlying health issues that may be causing your ED, such as low testosterone or diabetes.
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness offers many treatment options for erectile dysfunction. The specifics of your treatment plan may depend on the underlying cause.
Your provider may recommend lifestyle changes to improve overall health and wellness, including increasing your water intake, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in regular exercise. They may also recommend prescription medication, vacuum erection devices, or intraurethral suppositories.
YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness also offers penile implants for the treatment of ED. The team’s preferred devices include the AMS 700™ 3-piece inflatable penile implant, AMS Ambicor™ 2-piece inflatable penile implant, and the Tactra™ malleable penile prosthesis, all made by Boston Scientific.
The implant procedure is a low-pain outpatient procedure that allows you to resume your usual activities within a week. However, you may need to refrain from sexual activity for 3-6 weeks.
For a comprehensive approach to your erectile dysfunction, call YOU & WEE Urologic Surgery & Wellness or book an appointment online today.