Frisco male reproductive health specialist explains the causes of erectile dysfunction
We have all heard jokes about Viagra, one of the most commonly prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction. But if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED) yourself, you know it is not a laughing matter. Erectile dysfunction can take a toll on your intimate relationships and self-confidence and can also signal greater health problems that need to be addressed. At Legacy Male Health in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Jeffrey Buch is a leading male reproductive health specialist experienced in finding the underlying causes of erectile dysfunction and providing effective customized solutions based on each person’s unique needs.
Erectile dysfunction can affect anyone
If you are suffering from ED, you are not alone. Tens of millions of American men suffer from ED. While the prevalence increases with age, it is estimated that about 26% of men under the age of 40 also experience some form of erectile dysfunction. While it is normal to experience difficulty getting or maintaining an erection some of the time, it is often considered a medical issue when a person begins having problems with erections more than half of the time.
Causes of erectile dysfunction
The underlying causes of ED vary from person to person and can be either physical or emotional/psychological in nature. Potential causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- Heart disease
- Blocked blood vessels or high cholesterol
- Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use
- Taking certain medications, such as those to control blood pressure
- Sleep disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Low testosterone
- Issues in your relationship
- Lack of sufficient physical activity
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Solutions for ED
It is essential to work with a skilled physician who is experienced in identifying what is underlying your specific issues because effective ED treatment options must be targeted based on the root cause. Additionally, erectile dysfunction can sometimes be the first sign of serious diseases such as heart disease or diabetes, so a thorough evaluation is critical for your overall health and well-being. Based on a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, medical history, and diagnostic testing, Dr. Buch will work with you to identify the right solution for your needs. This may include one or more of the following treatment options:
- Testosterone therapy, including options to preserve male fertility
- Oral medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, or Stendra
- Injectable medications
- Vacuum constriction devices
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections
In addition to the treatment options above, working with a certified sexual health and relationship counselor can greatly benefit many patients.
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Dr. Buch has dedicated his career to improving men’s reproductive health and stays up-to-date on the latest research and innovations that can improve not only your relationship with your intimate partner but also your confidence. With a compassionate ear and a deep understanding of men’s fertility and sexual health problems, Dr. Buch has helped countless men reclaim their health and well-being. To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Buch at Legacy Male Health, call our Frisco, TX office today at (972) 996-7177.