Erectile Dysfunction

Advanced Urology Medical Offices

Urology located in Westchester, Los Angeles, CA, Redondo Beach, CA, & Culver City, CA

Between 15 million and 30 million men in the United States experience chronic erectile dysfunction, and millions more have intermittent trouble getting or maintaining an adequate erection. At Advanced Urology Medical Offices in Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, and Culver City, California, the team of expert urologists provides personalized and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction to save you potential embarrassment and relationship complications. If you’re having trouble becoming or staying firm for sex, request your appointment by phone or online at Advanced Urology Medical Offices today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is notorious as the most common sexual complication for men. The condition is characterized by an inability to get or maintain an erection adequate for sex. For many older men, erectile dysfunction causes relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and stress. 

There are two main types of erectile dysfunction:

Transient erectile dysfunction

If you have transient erectile dysfunction, you might get erections briefly or partially. They become less frequent or adequate with age, especially if you don’t seek treatment early.

Chronic erectile dysfunction

Chronic erectile dysfunction is recurrent, resulting in a nearly complete lack of an ability to get an erection without some form of treatment. 

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can stem from physical factors, psychological factors, or a combination of the two. While erectile dysfunction is most often linked to aging, it can also develop from:

  • Low testosterone
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcoholism
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Individual relationship issues or mistrust

Your urologist at Advanced Urology Medical Offices and your other general health care providers can help you narrow down the possible causes of your erectile dysfunction. If the cause is a specific disease or condition, your problems in the bedroom may be resolved after you receive treatment for your condition.

Is my erectile dysfunction treatable?

Erectile dysfunction is, thankfully, a very treatable condition. The team at Advanced Urology Medical Offices works with you to choose the best treatment for your case according to your preferences. Your options include:

Oral medications

Oral medications like Viagra®, Cialis®, and Levitra® are all wildly popular and effective in treating erectile dysfunction quickly. You may take them as needed.

Self-injections

Your urologist may recommend self-injections to treat your erectile dysfunction. They result in firm erections that may last from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Penile prosthesis implant

Penile prosthesis implants are surgically placed into your penis. Your surgeon helps you choose between a semi-rigid implant or an inflatable implant. 

Vacuum devices

Vacuum devices, commonly called penis pumps, are devices that you place over your penis. The suction effect pulls blood into your penis to create an erection. 

If erectile dysfunction is affecting your confidence, your relationship, or both, call your nearest Advanced Urology Medical Offices location or request an appointment online today.