Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Overcoming Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get or keep an erection that is good enough for satisfactory sexual performance. This one of the most common problems men experience as they age. It is estimated to affect about 30 million men in the U.S. Half of men ages 40-70 suffer from ED and the rate increases with age. About 75% of men with erectile dysfunction do not seek treatment. It can vary in severity and the response to medical therapy often varies as well. There are many causes, some psychological and some medical, but regardless of cause erectile dysfunctions has a profound impact on a man’s emotional and psychological well-being. If you or a loved has this issue and experience distress associated with it, successful treatments are readily available for all types and degrees of erectile dysfunction. Please contact our office in Chattanooga, TN to be evaluated for whatever level of severity for treatment. Dr. Shridharani also sees patient from Knoxville, Northern Georgia & Huntsville, AL for evaluation and treatment.
What are the main types of Erectile Dysfunction?
There are two different types of ED, organic and psychogenic. Organic erectile dysfunction is caused by physical deficits and can be treated by lifestyle changes, medications and surgery. Psychogenic ED refers to erectile dysfunction caused by stress, anxiety, performance issues and sexual conflict. Psychogenic ED can also have some secondary physical effects (organic ED) and vice versa as organic ED can lead to stress, frustration and anxiety. This gives truth to the phrase “mind over matter.” Once erectile dysfunction becomes an issue it may difficult for a man to remove that concept completely from his mind, especially at the time of intercourse.
Why is it important to seek urologic consultation for Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction can be the first sign of a significant health risk. We now know that erectile dysfunction can predict significant health risks such as cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, metabolic syndrome which in an of itself can put you at risk of heat disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and death. The blood vessels in the penis are smaller than those in the heart. Erectile Dysfunction can signal vessel blockage. If the signs are recognized, these risks can be lessened greatly with the appropriate counseling from your urologist, cardiologist and most importantly your primary care physician.
Dr. Shridharani feels strongly that identifying erectile dysfunction is a chance to improve a man’s overall health. He has a multidisciplinary care team that is experienced in managing all men’s health needs in a timely manner.
If you are in Chattanooga or Knoxville TN, Northern Georgia, Huntsville AL or the surrounding areas and have questions about advanced erectile dysfunction care, call (423) 778-4MEN (4636) or visit our contact us page to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shridharani today!