Erectile Dysfunction

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

According to statistics compiled by the American Urological Foundation, as many as 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction or ED. Julie Reihsen, MD, and her team at Dallas Family Medicine & Aesthetics are committed to helping men navigate their treatment options for this condition, to restore proper sexual function, and facilitate a healthy sex life. If you live in or around Addison, Texas, and would like more information about how erectile dysfunction is diagnosed and treated, book a consultation online or by phone today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

What is erectile dysfunction?

The medical definition of erectile dysfunction (ED) is an inability to achieve or maintain an erection that's firm enough to engage in sexual activity. It's the most common sexual health issue that men report to their physicians, although research suggests that many men don't talk about the problem, even with their doctor.

Occasional problems with erections are a normal part of life. When the issue occurs routinely or seems to be getting progressively worse, however, it's time to seek treatment from the team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics. 

Why treat erectile dysfunction? 

Many men assume erectile dysfunction is an inevitable part of growing older and accept that these changes will just mark the end of their sex lives, and turn their attention elsewhere.

In reality, there's no need to leave a healthy sex life behind due to erectile dysfunction, especially when there are treatments that can help.  

There is a growing body of evidence that supports the fact that a healthy sexual connection with your partner is an essential part of your overall physical and emotional health. This critical aspect of wellness should never be overlooked or given up on.

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?

The team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics begins with a thorough examination and a discussion of your symptoms and overall health history. In some cases, it's possible to determine a clear cause of erectile dysfunction, and treating that issue can resolve the problem.

Potential causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Insufficient blood flow to the penis
  • Inability to retain blood in the penis
  • Neurological problems
  • Diabetes
  • Certain medications
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety over sexual performance

If you're experiencing erectile dysfunction, you should schedule an appointment with Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics to seek treatment. 

What can be done to treat erectile dysfunction?

There are many different ways to treat erectile dysfunction. The team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics works with you to determine the right course of action. In some cases, you might begin one treatment path before you and your physician decide that another approach may be a better fit.

Some available treatment options include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • GAINSWave® shockwave therapy 
  • The P-Shot®

The skilled team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics can help you find the right treatment path for your needs. 

To learn more about diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction, or ED, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.