Erectile Dysfunction

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Erectile Dysfunction services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Erectile dysfunction can affect your sexual performance and quality of life when left untreated. Reconstructive urologist Gregory Amend, MD, in the Upper East Side neighborhood of New York City, New York, is a personable specialist who can discuss your concerns with erectile dysfunction and find out ways to improve your condition. Call the office or use the online scheduling tool to learn more about treatment options. 

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is also referred to as male impotence. When a man isn’t able to achieve and maintain an erection for sexual relations with his partner, it's typically diagnosed as erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is often a side effect of another condition.

Who is most likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction?

Many men suffer from erectile dysfunction today, with more than half of men in the 40-70 age group dealing with it at some point. Younger men can also suffer from erectile dysfunction, although it's much less common in men in their 20s and younger.

Why does erectile dysfunction happen?

The reason for erectile dysfunction varies. A number of diseases and medical problems can cause erectile dysfunction, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Peyronie’s disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Emotional issues like anxiety or depression
  • Some medications

Men who have undergone surgery in the pelvic area, such as prostate surgery, may also be more likely to develop erectile dysfunction. 

In order for the cause of the erectile dysfunction to be discovered, a full medical history review is needed. Patients are encouraged to be completely honest about their past and present lifestyle and health to help determine the cause of their condition.

What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?

Treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the underlying cause. Dr. Amend reviews your medical history and discusses the factors that might contribute to your condition. 

For some people, the focus may initially be on lifestyle changes. For example, if a patient has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, they can change their eating and exercise habits to get those things under control. Once those things have been resolved, the erectile dysfunction will often improve dramatically. 

In some cases, medication can be extremely helpful in dealing with erectile dysfunction. 

Dr. Amend works with each patient to help them find the most effective solution for their erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is highly treatable with the proper care. Contact Gregory Amend, MD, or use the online scheduling tool to learn more about how to enhance your sexual perforance.