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Erectile Dysfunction

Tricounty Urology -  - Urology

Tricounty Urology

Urologists located in Uniontown, PA & Waynesburg, PA

Although it may be difficult to talk about, erectile dysfunction is a very common condition that affects nearly 70% of men by the age of 70. At Tricounty Urology in Uniontown and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, the practice offers effective, comprehensive treatment for erectile dysfunction. Led by a team of urology experts, including Sunil Rayan, MD, and Mukul Patil, MD, Tricounty Urology specializes in providing compassionate, respectful, and professional patient care. To speak with a team member about restoring your sexual health, request an appointment at one of the offices by phone or online today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a complex condition that can be caused by several underlying factors. Sexual arousal involves your brain, emotions, hormones, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. Issues with any one of these components can result in erectile dysfunction. 

Common causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Obesity
  • Tobacco use
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Sleep disorders
  • Certain prostate treatments
  • Pelvic or spinal cord surgeries
  • Certain medications
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

Erectile dysfunction can also be caused by psychological factors like stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. 

When should I see a doctor?

Occasional issues getting or maintaining an erection is typically no cause for concern. When erectile dysfunction becomes a recurring or ongoing problem, it can affect your confidence, relationships, and overall quality of life. 

If you notice erectile problems, discussing your concerns with an experienced urologist can help you determine the cause of your condition and the best treatment for effective relief. You should especially seek medical attention if you have diabetes or heart disease, or you experience additional symptoms along with erectile dysfunction. 

Many men suffer in silence and develop anxiety about their dysfunction, making the condition worse. If you have erectile dysfunction, several treatments can effectively restore sexual performance.

How is erectile dysfunction treated? 

The first step in addressing your erectile dysfunction is treating any underlying issues that may contribute to your condition. Tricounty Urology provides patient-focused treatment based on your condition and personal health. Your doctor performs an in-depth evaluation to identify any underlying health concerns. 

If you suffer from conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, managing your condition can help restore your sexual function. In many cases, maintaining healthy lifestyle habits like regular exercise and shedding excess body weight can improve erectile function. 

In addition to lifestyle changes, treatment for erectile dysfunction also includes:

  • Oral medications 
  • Injections
  • Penile vacuum pumps
  • Testosterone replacement
  • Penile implants

Erectile dysfunction is a complex condition, and treatment depends on the specifics of your condition. At Tricounty Urology, your doctor works with you to develop the right comprehensive treatment plan for effectively restoring your sexual health.  

To find out which erectile dysfunction treatment is right for you, call the Tricounty Urology office nearest you or book an appointment online today.