The Real Facts About Erectile Dysfunction

Oct 24, 2022
 The Real Facts About Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction may be uncomfortable to discuss. But it’s essential to do so, as many myths surround this common issue — and there are solutions. Whether you cannot achieve an erection or cannot maintain one, read on to get the straight facts on ED.

Suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) can feel like a lonely place. But that’s far from the case. ED affects more than half of men in our country at some point. That percentage increases to nearly 70% for men aged 70.

At Comprehensive Urology in the Beverly Grove community of Los Angeles, CA, our team of nationally-recognized urologists offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for ED. 

Here they break down common myths, provide facts, and discuss the many treatment options.

ED is purely a function of the penis

Much goes into achieving an erection, and it’s not limited to the function of your penis. To fully understand this, let’s first discuss how an erection occurs.

To begin with, arousal involves:

  • Your central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Mental and emotional health.
  • Metabolic health (testosterone controls your libido)

 Your central and peripheral nervous systems, mental and emotional health, and metabolic health (testosterone controls your libido). Once your brain registers arousal, it sends signals to the muscles in your penis to relax, prompting blood to flow in and erect your penis.

Any obstacle in this process, from low testosterone levels to nerve damage to poor circulation, can sabotage your ability to achieve or maintain an erection.

ED is also a common side effect of many prescription drugs. It can also be caused by substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Smoking is a risk factor too.

ED doesn’t have other medical implications.

ED is an emotional, social, and sexual burden that strains relationships. Beyond these apparent effects, ED may also be symptomatic of other serious health problems, such as vascular problems, high blood pressure, nerve malfunctions, diabetes, or a cardiovascular issue.

For this reason, it’s important not to suffer in silence if you have ED. Seek a medical evaluation from an experienced urologist, such as the physicians at Comprehensive Urology.

You have to live with ED 

Thanks to advances in technology and research, today we have more resources than ever to remedy ED. 

At Comprehensive Urology, we start with a thorough examination to diagnose the cause of your condition. From there, our experts create individualized plans. 

Yours may include one or more treatments: 

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medication
  • PulseWave therapy
  • Intracorporeal injections
  • Vacuum devices
  • Inflatable penis prosthesis

If you’re suffering from ED, it’s time to reclaim your physical, mental, and sexual health. Reach out to the experts at Comprehensive Urology. Call us at 424-230-8843 or book an appointment online. We helped countless patients just like you.

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