While men are not always quick to want to discuss various forms of penis problems or health issues relating to that topic, it is crucial to see a medical professional when these issues occur. Far too often, men avoid seeking medical attention and allow the issue to become much worse before even considering treatment. Unfortunately, avoiding treatment is not the solution and not taking action will not help to reverse these issues that accompany aging.
Men may see these issues as a lack of masculinity and avoid seeking treatment when the reality is that these issues can be fairly common in older men. In fact, men begin to gradually lose testosterone after the age of 30. If you identify symptoms of any of the following issues, do not hesitate to give us a call. We have the skills and training to provide you with multiple treatment options and get you on the path toward an easier lifestyle.
Some people may also refer to erectile dysfunction as impotence, which is one of the more common issues, that men struggle with later in life. Erectile dysfunction can make life with a spouse or partner difficult when it comes to sexual intercourse. In fact, other conditions such as diabetes can impact one’s sexual drive and cause erectile dysfunction.
By identifying the symptoms and seeking treatment, men can continue to enjoy life without issue. Not talking these issues or seeking treatment will have a negative effect on other aspects of life. Erectile dysfunction can also cause men to experience depression and feelings of inadequacy that cause a rift in the relationship.
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
Common symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:
- Trouble getting an erection
- A decrease in sexual desire
- Difficulty maintaining an erection
People may not realize that a man’s sexual arousal involves a culmination of the brain, hormones, nerves, blood vessels and muscles. Thus, the erectile dysfunction can be a result of issues with any or all of these factors. In fact, men who experience fear of being unable to maintain an erection will only increase the stress and anxiety that makes the situation worse.
Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction
There are multiple treatment options for erectile dysfunction including:
- Oral medications such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra
- Vacuum erection device
- Alprostadil self-injection
- Testosterone replacement therapy
- Specific exercise regimen
We will help determine the most effective form of treatment. In some cases, men experiencing erectile dysfunction will benefit from exercise, losing some extra weight, quitting smoking and more.
There are multiple causes of a painful erection. While pain can occur through misuse or accidental injury, there are other conditions that can cause a painful erection no matter how careful the man is. In these situations, it is important for the man to seek treatment and have us determine what the cause of pain is.
Symptoms of a Painful Erection
Symptoms of a painful erection can include pain from an erection that is not due to stimulation/arousal and an increase of painful ejaculation. In some cases, the male may have Peyronie’s disease. This disease causes a painful erection with a significant curve with other symptoms that include:
- Scar tissue that forms under the skin of the penis
- Significant bend to the penis
- Difficulty getting or maintaining an erection
- A painful erection
- A noticeable shortening of the penis
Treatment Options for a Painful Erection
Treatment methods for a painful erection will depend entirely on the cause of the pain. If Peyronie’s disease is the cause of the pain, then we will need to run tests and see if the pain decreases over time. We may recommend various forms of medication for treatment. Surgery is typically only necessary in patients who have this condition for at least a year.
There is a multitude of conditions that can cause penis problems for male patients. Some men may not be able to even achieve an orgasm or experience a change in libido count, which reduces sexual drive. Another common problem is a form of sexually transmitted diseases that can cause other significant health problems.
If a male patient is considering investing in any form of enhancement drug, it is important to seek medical approval first. You do not need to feel any embarrassment as many of these issues can be more common with age. There are far too many risks of seeking these options without professional guidance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today.
If you would like to learn more about penis-problem and the various treatments we provide, call (561) 231-5015 to schedule a consultation.
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