The results are in: Men are expert doctor dodgers. One study found that 72% of men would rather clean the bathroom than see their doctor.
We get it. Going to the doctor can be a strain on your schedule and your wallet (not to mention the feelings of embarrassment that crop up when discussing intimate details of your health). But the reality is that letting problems like erectile dysfunction go unchecked can be much more trouble than a trip to our office.
Complications of untreated erectile dysfunction
The good news is that erectile dysfunction doesn’t threaten your health. However, that doesn’t mean it comes without its complications. Chief among them is an unsatisfactory sex life.
Sexual pleasure may not seem crucial to your health, but some studies have linked sexual frustration with mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Erectile dysfunction can lead to relationship problems, embarrassment, and low self-esteem. It may also make it difficult for you and your partner to conceive.
Furthermore, erectile dysfunction almost always stems from a multi-system malfunction. Male sexual arousal involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels — problems with any of them could spell trouble for your sex life.
Getting help from an experienced specialist like Dr. Michel is the best way to address these underlying health issues, improving your sex life and overall physical health.
How can we help?
At our practice, we know how difficult it can be to talk about problems with your sex life. That’s why Dr. Michel and our team create a safe, understanding space to talk openly about erectile dysfunction so you can get the help you need.
We consider your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause before recommending an action plan. Most often, we begin by helping you make necessary lifestyle adjustments, such as:
- Quitting smoking
- Losing weight
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy diet
- Taking an erectile dysfunction medication
These simple changes can go a long way in getting your sex life back on track.
We also offer advanced erectile dysfunction treatments, such as PulseWave Therapy (also known as Shockwave Therapy). This noninvasive treatment uses sound pulses and energy waves to increase blood flow and stimulate penile tissue.
In some cases, you may benefit from a penis pump, a device we surgically implant into your penis, allowing you to keep an erection for as long as you need to have sex.
Erectile dysfunction isn’t just a physical problem; it’s an issue that can affect multiple areas of your life. Don’t wait another day to get help. Call or use our online feature to schedule an appointment at our Los Angeles, California, office today.