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Erectile Dysfunction

Get Your Best Life Back with Erectile Dysfunction Treatments at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

Affecting over 30 million men in the U.S. and approximately 52% of the male population around the world, erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence as it’s often referred to, as the inability to develop and sustain an erection during sexual activity.  

While occasional ED is common—and often nothing to be worried about—frequent ED reveals underlying health problems that require professional diagnosis and treatment. If left untreated, men with ED may develop psychological disorders—including depression, situational anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.

While the frequency of people seeking treatment has increased in recent years, many men still hide their condition because of the social stigmas that surround it. Prolonging the period between the onset of symptoms and treatment could allow the underlying cause to worsen and exacerbate the accompanying psychological problems putting the man’s physical, mental, and emotional health at great risk.

Common Causes of an Erectile Dysfunction

The complex process of male sexual arousal requires a harmonious balance between hormone levels, emotional wellness, cardiovascular health, mental agility, and muscle contraction—among other factors. Irregularities in these factors are the most common reason behind developing ED.

Common causes of the condition include:

  • Diabetes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Sleep disorders
  • Drug abuse
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • High tobacco use
  • Alcoholism
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Aging

ED may be caused by one or a combination of the above factors. Men who have any of these undiagnosed diseases or disorders may be too embarrassed to admit that they have a problem and refuse to seek a diagnosis of their condition.

Dismissing the condition’s legitimacy prolongs the treatment of ED and its underlying cause. To prevent the man’s overall health from worsening, he must seek treatment quickly.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Difficulty in developing and sustaining an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Anorgasmia (inability to achieve an orgasm despite responding to sexual stimulation)

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

Our team of urologists can provide in-depth consultation to help patients feel at ease both before and after treatment. We use state-of-the-art technology and years of medical expertise to diagnose the cause and treat both the cause and the condition. Then we make sure that patients receive optimal follow-up medical care. Our treatment options include:

  • Medication (Stendra, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Adcirca)
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

If you suffer from ED and suspect that you have one or more of the underlying conditions that can cause ED, visit our website to find an expert urologist and start the conversation about getting your life back. Our empathetic team will make you feel comfortable, and everything is confidential. The urologists at Houston Physicians’ Hospital have a treatment plan to help you get back what you’ve lost and back on the road to a better, healthier life. We’ve helped hundreds of men who have suffered from erectile dysfunction across Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, Galveston, and neighboring communities.