Erectile Dysfunction Specialist in NYC
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as difficulty in getting and maintaining an erection that is firm enough for sex. This condition is very common and is actually the most frequent sexual health complaint from men of all ages. Dr. Marans is a board-certified urologist with over 34 years of experience diagnosing and treating patients for ED. Call (212) 206-9130 to schedule an appointment at our urology office in Manhattan today!
Generally, all symptoms of erectile dysfunction will contribute to an inability to develop or sustain an erection. A lowered libido can also be a common sign of ED.
If you experience erectile dysfunction in rare instances, and you have no other related health conditions, you should be able to manage your ED without much trouble. Such situations are completely normal, and should not warrant a significant amount of worry.
However, if you begin to become concerned about erectile dysfunction and how much it is impacting your daily life, we encourage you to see a specialist.
Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
ED normally stems from two separate categories of physical and mental health issues.
Most often, erectile dysfunction is the result of a physical problem. These can include a variety of different situations, but they typically relate to:
- Not having enough blood flow to the penis – Conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and hardened arteries can all restrict the functions of an individual’s circulatory system, which can prevent proper amounts of blood flow to certain areas of the body. It may also be difficult for an individual to keep blood in the penis long enough to sustain an erection.
- Problems with the nerve endings – Damage to the pelvic region can often lead to damage to the nerves. Injury, cancer treatments, or even a disrupted signal from the brain can all cause these nerves to malfunction and diminish a person’s senses.
- Side effects of medication – There is always a risk to taking medication, but some risks can impact sexual function both temporarily and long-term. Make sure to discuss all possible side effects of new medication with your healthcare provider.
Other cases of erectile dysfunction may be caused by emotional or psychological issues, such as:
- Relationship problems
- Worry about poor sexual performance
It is certainly possible for both physical and mental factors to contribute toward a single patient’s erectile dysfunction. Many people with ED discover that a physical issue will lead to stress in a relationship or sexual performance, which can make their erectile dysfunction even more difficult to deal with.