Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
If you have erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, you’re not alone. It is estimated that 40% of men over the age of 40 experience some degree of ED.
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is firm enough or lasts long enough to complete sexual intercourse. There are many conditions that contribute to ED, which is often a sign of an underlying health condition that should be addressed.
Conditions that can cause erectile dysfunction:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Prostate cancer treatment
- Low testosterone
- Peyronie’s disease (penile curvature)
- Sleep disorders
- Certain prescription medications
Erectile dysfunction can have a profound effect on your self-esteem, interfere with intimacy, and negatively impact your relationships. But, there is good news. There are a number of treatment options available for every man at any age including nonsurgical and surgical options:
- Oral medications, such as Viagra®, Cialis®, Levitra®, and others
- Vacuum erection devices
- Penile injection therapy
- Intra-urethral suppositories
- Penile implants
Dr. Knoll can successfully treat your ED, helping you and your partner resume an active sex life.