How to Find an Erectile Dysfunction Doctor and What to Expect?
Erectile dysfunction is a very common issue that has a wide variety of possible contributing factors. It is a condition that causes those with a penis to struggle to develop or maintain a sufficient erection. Some factors that commonly contribute to erectile dysfunction include excessive smoking, obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. If you are suffering from ED, come for a confidential treatment from our urologist Adel W. Mohamed, MD, FACS at Mohamed & Associates Urology Center. For more information, contact our team of professionals today or visit us online to book your next appointment. We are conveniently located at 507 N Brightleaf Blvd #205, Smithfield, NC 27577.
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Erectile dysfunction is very common for mental health factors to take a toll on the proper functioning of the penis including suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, or relationship problems. The effects may be temporary, but it is important to ensure that all symptoms are addressed to rule out any serious or permanent causes of erectile dysfunction. There are many different treatments that are available, so you do not need to suffer from the experienced symptoms as long as you visit a medical professional to have it addressed.
A doctor that specializes in erectile dysfunction treats erectile dysfunction by figuring out the cause of the impotence and monitoring the effectiveness and side-effects of the treatments. Every case may require different treatments, so it is important that ED doctors treat each case completely individually. Doctors who specialize in erectile dysfunction are typically urologists (specialize in kidneys, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and male productive organs), or less commonly endocrinologists (specialize in hormonal systems). You should consider visiting an erectile dysfunction specialist if you are experiencing a persisting inability to develop or maintain an erection or reduction of sex drive.
The easiest way to go about letting your doctor know that you are suffering from symptoms that are common for erectile dysfunction is to schedule an appointment and to tell them that you think you are suffering from erectile dysfunction. They will then likely ask what symptoms you are experiencing and then refer you to an erectile dysfunction specialist. Once meeting with the specialist, they will be able to answer and address any questions or concerns you may have, as well as diagnose you with erectile dysfunction if deemed appropriate. Don’t worry, these specialists deal with patients suffering from erectile dysfunction every single day, so there is no need to be uncomfortable or refrain from any details when describing your symptoms or concerns.
Meeting with an erectile dysfunction specialist will start with a discussion regarding your symptoms and medical history. Be prepared to answer any questions they may have regarding the frequency, duration, and quality of erections that you are currently experiencing. Once they are aware of your symptoms and experiences, they will likely recommend you complete a couple of tests to ensure that the diagnosis is accurate. If the diagnosis for erectile dysfunction is confirmed, you and the specialist will discuss various treatment options to see which would be best suited for your case and medical history. It is very likely that your erectile dysfunction can be at least significantly improved, if not overcome entirely.
The best course of treatment for erectile dysfunction really depends on what the suspected cause of the impotence might be. There are a few different methods of treatment, and it is common to have multiple treatments be recommended for use simultaneously. It is common for the cause of erectile dysfunction to be more mental, in which case, sex therapy is recommended to address any relationship issues, or depression and anxiety, that could be contributing to the problem. Treatment may also be available via medications such as oral testosterone, Viagra, Cialis, or phosphodiesterase inhibitors. Another possible recommendation may be the use of a vacuum device before sexual activities are to take place to support the development of an erection. For more severe cases, surgery may be a viable option. A common surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction is penile implant surgery, where a specialized device is implanted into the penis to help maintain erections. Another surgical option is to undergo vascular surgery, which is used to fix leaks within the blood vessels located in the penis.
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