Sexual Health & Wellness located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Bakersfield
Erectile Dysfunction services offered in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Bakersfield
Around 30 million American men suffer erectile dysfunction (ED). Almost every man experiences ED at some point. But if your symptoms affect your sex life and relationships, it’s necessary to identify its underlying cause. At Atlas Men’s Clinic, our experienced urologists and their teams provide various treatments for ED, including Shockwave therapy. Make an appointment by calling one of our offices in Los Angeles or San Diego or book online today.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Q&A
What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
If you suffer erectile dysfunction, you can’t get or keep an erection long enough to have sex. Most men experience difficulty getting an erection every once in a while. But if it’s an ongoing problem, you could have an underlying health problem.
It’s vital that you seek treatment, even if you’re embarrassed. The Atlas Men’s Clinic team provides a welcoming and supportive atmosphere where you can talk openly and honestly about your sexual health.
What are the symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
The symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction include:
- Difficulty getting an erection
- Difficulty keeping an erection
- Reduced sexual desire
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
Don’t wait to seek treatment if you experience any of these problems. Early intervention can prevent your symptoms from getting worse.
Who is at risk of experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED)?
Anyone with a penis can experience erectile dysfunction, but several things can raise your risk, including:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- Sleep disorders
- Tobacco use
- Low testosterone
You’re also more likely to experience ED if you have Peyronie’s disease. This condition causes scar tissue to develop inside your penis.
How is it diagnosed?
To diagnose erectile dysfunction, your Atlas Men’s Clinic provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Your provider will need to know when your symptoms started and if they worsen when you’re under stress or after drinking alcohol.
Next, your provider completes a physical exam. They order blood tests and urinalysis to look for signs of diabetes or other underlying medical problems.
Your provider might also order an ultrasound to look for blocked blood vessels in your penis. Ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging test using high-frequency sound waves to capture photos of your soft tissues and/or circulatory system.
How is erectile dysfunction treated (ED)?
Treatment of erectile dysfunction depends on many things, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause. The Atlas Men’s Clinic team might recommend:
- Quitting smoking
- Losing weight
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy diet
- Taking prescription medication, like Viagra
- Shockwave therapy
They could also suggest surgery to install a penis pump. This device inflates a balloon implanted in your penis, giving you an erection that lasts as long as you need to successfully have sex.
Make an appointment
Contact us today to speak with a team member or use the online booking feature today.