There are many causes, including problems with anatomy, blood flow, nerves, hormones, medications and psychological issues.
Some of these can be a result of medical issues, including cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Prostate cancer patients may have some erectile dysfunction as a result of their treatments. No matter the cause, there are many treatments available.
Your primary care provider or urologist can talk with you to determine what the cause is for this diagnosis.
They will likely recommend some testing that includes blood work. During your visit, they will discuss the treatments in detail.
At that time, you and your provider can determine which treatment may work best for you.
Medication therapy includes oral pills and urethral pellets.
Self injection of medication into the penis can work to treat erectile dysfunction.
Vacuum device therapy/penis pump
The use of a vacuum device draws blood into the penis.
Surgical intervention involves implanting inflatable or bendable rods into the erection chambers of the penis. This is known as a penile prosthesis. Should you choose surgical intervention, Memorial Medical Center’s staff are trained professionals and ready to provide you with excellent and discrete care.