Erectile dysfunction affects many men, regardless of age and levels of fitness. Most common in older men, this condition, known as ED, can cause significant distress because it interferes with self-confidence and personal relationships. The specialists at Better Life Medical can accurately determine the cause of your erectile dysfunction and provide a personalized treatment plan that relieves symptoms and improves your physical and emotional health. Don’t let ED prevent you from enjoying a healthy, satisfying sex life. Schedule a consultation by calling the office in Knoxville, Tennessee, today or make an appointment online.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Most men have difficulty achieving an erection once in a while, but if you have ongoing trouble becoming or remaining erect during sexual activity, you may have a condition known as erectile dysfunction, or ED. Some patients with ED also experience a decrease in their sex drive.

Erectile dysfunction can cause frustration and may damage your personal relationships and self-confidence. ED may also be a symptom of an underlying health condition that needs to be addressed by a medical provider.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is closely associated with the process of aging, but many younger men also experience ED. Causes of erectile dysfunction are often complex because male sexual arousal involves mental and emotional function in addition to nerves, muscle tissue, and blood flow.

Conditions that can contribute to ED include:

  • Stress
  • Relationship troubles
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Smoking, alcohol, or drug use
  • Medications
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis (clogged arteries)
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peyronie’s disease

Prostate removal due to prostate cancer and treatments for other prostate conditions can also cause erectile dysfunction.

What is the treatment for erectile dysfunction?

After your expert at Better Life Medical confirms the exact cause of your condition, they design a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms and promote overall health and wellness. Depending on the cause of your ED, your expert may recommend:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • PRP therapy
  • Penile shockwave therapy
  • Testosterone therapy/hormone management
  • Oral medications
  • Trimix injection therapy

Getting adequate rest, staying active, and eating a nutritious diet can enhance your vitality and may improve your ED symptoms. Better Life Medical offers men’s health services to help you stay healthy.

Another option to consider is vitamin and IV therapy, which delivers nutrients that contribute to optimal function directly to your bloodstream. Customized vitamin and IV medications at Better Life Medical are precisely formulated to meet your individual needs.

You don’t have to keep struggling with erectile dysfunction. To end the distress of ED, and revitalize your confidence and personal life, schedule a consultation with a medical expert at Better Life Medical. Call the office today to make an appointment or book online.