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Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can be upsetting to experience. It is also extremely common, so if it happens to you, you’re not alone. When you experience ED, see a urologist as soon as possible to discuss how to improve your sexual health and overcome your symptoms. During your appointment, asking questions will help you better understand your condition and how you can find a treatment that works. Consider asking these questions when you see your urologist.

Why do I have ED?

This is the first question that most men want to ask, but the answer isn’t simple. There is a huge range of things that can cause ED, and sometimes, men have more than one contributing cause. Everything from high blood pressure and diabetes to stress and depression can trigger ED, but your urologist will work closely with you to determine what is most likely to blame for the symptoms that you’re experiencing. Pinpointing a cause is the first step in ED treatment.

Is my age to blame for my ED?

Getting older does increase the risk for ED, but aging doesn’t make ED inevitable. Often, older men simply accept ED as something that they have to deal with because of their age, but this is not the case. There are ED treatments available for men of all ages, so see a urologist for care regardless of how old you are.

How is ED treated?

In some cases, treating underlying conditions that are contributing to ED is all that is necessary. For example, getting blood pressure or diabetes under control can make a big difference. In other cases, medications, sex therapy, and even surgery can all help men who are dealing with ED.

The Men’s Health Clinic at Urology Associates P.C. helps men with ED and low testosterone return to feeling their best with medically supervised hormone therapy. Our urologists understand how stressful ED can be and are committed to helping patients get the care they need in a private, supportive environment. For treatment for ED in Nashville, call 888-656-0667.