Sexual dysfunction encompasses any physical or psychological problem that prevents you or your partner from getting sexual satisfaction. Male sexual dysfunction is a common health problem affecting men of all ages, but is more common with increasing age. Treatment can often help men suffering from sexual dysfunction.
How The Y Factor Can Help
Our goal is to address the underlying problems such as:
Contributory diseases such as cholesterol, diabetes, and sleep apnea
The diagnosis begins with a physical exam of the male genitalia. We will also check your blood pressure, testosterone levels, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. If we deem it appropriate, we might send you to get imaging studies with a penile ultrasound to evaluate the blood flow to the penis.
There are medications that can help improve the blood flow to your penis called Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. If needed there is hormonal therapy, which increases your testosterone levels and helps improve your erectile dysfunction.
Mechanical aids such as vacuum devices, vasoconstrictive rings, and penile implants can be effective in men, especially when combined with appropriate medications and treatment. A consult regarding this course of treatment would evaluate which option is best for each patient.
Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction
Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
Reaching orgasm too quickly
- Reduced interest in sex