Erectile Dysfunction Specialist - Colorado Springs, CO

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most common form of sexual dysfunction affecting men. Despite its prevalence, ED is a sensitive topic that can be difficult to bring up with your healthcare provider. Under the expert guidance of a urologist at Urological Associates, you can successfully overcome erectile dysfunction using our advanced solutions. 

The expert physicians at Urological Associates can address the root cause of your erectile dysfunction, and offer a variety of different therapies beyond prescription medication. To learn more about how we treat erectile dysfunction, call Urological Associates today or book an appointment online. 

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FAQs on Erectile Dysfunction

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition characterized by difficulty getting an erection or maintaining an erection during sex. The risk of developing ED becomes higher with age.

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Trouble keeping an erection
  • Soft erections
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Anxiety

What causes erectile dysfunction?

There are a number of physical and psychological factors that can trigger erectile dysfunction, such as:

  • Low testosterone
  • High blood pressure
  • Prostate cancer treatment
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Atherosclerosis (hardening or blocked arteries)
  • Drug abuse
  • Excess drinking
  • Injuries to the penis/prostate
  • Peyronie’s disease (scar tissue inside the penis that causes curved, painful erections)
  • Psychological problems (anxiety, stress, depression)

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Testosterone supplements
  • Low-intensity shockwave therapy - This procedure improves blood flow to the penis by breaking up microplaque that blocks penile blood vessels. 
  • Penile implants - An inflatable device that’s implanted permanently in your penis, which you control by pumping up before sex and deflating after sex. Penile implants have been around for over 40 years and offer a lasting solution for many men. 
  • Counseling and therapy - Your thoughts and feelings are a critical part of achieving erections. If you’re feeling stressed because of performance problems, speaking to a licensed mental health professional can help.

Can you prevent erectile dysfunction?

Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent ED completely, there are several ways men can reduce their risk for erectile dysfunction:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Restricting alcohol intake
  • Practicing mindfulness, meditation, and reducing stress
  • Treating anxiety or depression issues
  • Continually monitor blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol