Background

Erectile Dysfunction

Over 80% of ED cases are caused by a treatable physical disorder.

WHAT IS ED?

ED is commonly defined as the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is only a problem when you regularly have difficulty—often to the extent that you’re avoiding contact with your partner.  

COMMON CAUSES

Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are common causes of ED. And even a perfectly healthy male can have ED as the side effect of some medications. 

Breakdown 

-Diabetes (24%)
-Cardiovascular Disease (23%)
-Medications (12%)
-Surgery/Injury (10%)
-Neurological Disease (10%)
-Endocrine (5%)
-Psychological (4%)
-Unknown Causes (2%)

Physical Factors

About 90% of the cases of ED that medical doctors see are caused by physical factors usually classified as vascular (related to blood flow) and non-vascular diseases. It is estimated that 70% of all ED cases may be attributable to vascular diseases alone.  

Vascular Insufficiency

A man’s penis requires a healthy blood flow to become completely erect, and even a marginal reduction in blood flow can potentially cause problems. This condition is referred to as a vascular insufficiency and is known to be caused by the following factors:

VI Causes

-Diabetes
-Hypertension
-High Blood Cholesterol
-Cardiac diseases
-Smoking
-Poor overall blood circulation

LESS COMMON CAUSES

Medical studies have shown that these less common conditions may cause or contribute to ED:

Medical Prescriptions

Over 200 prescription medications can cause or contribute to ED

Hormonal Deficiencies

Hormonal deficiencies caused by testicular disease, liver disease or thyroid problems

Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses such a liver disease or chronic renal disease

Neurological Problems

Neurological problems such as Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke or Parkinson’s disease

Trauma

Trauma to the pelvic area from certain surgeries, radiation therapy or blunt trauma accidents

Peyronie’s Plaque

Peyronie’s plaque or disease that is a condition of excessive fibrosis in the penile tissue

TREATMENT

As with any medical condition, ED should be treated as soon as possible.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

The sooner it is diagnosed and treated the better the outcome.  It has been shown that the sooner the problem is identified and treated then further deterioration and/or progression is stopped or slowed.  Also, ED is often more than a sexual problem.

A fulfilling sex life can lead to greater satisfaction in many other facets of one’s life; including social, family marital and work environments.

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DR TOSTADO

Often with a simple blood test Dr. Tostado will be able to determine if low testosterone or other male hormones are the cause of your ED. If this is the case the time to start is now and get back to living the life you want and had before.

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