Sexual Dysfunction Types and Treatments
Advanced Urology Associates specializes in treatment for sexual dysfunction including: erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, Priapism, peyroine’s disease and penil implants.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner. Most men experience this at some point in their lives, usually by age 40, and are not psychologically affected by it. Erectile dysfunction used to be known more widely as impotence before the causes became better understood and successful treatments came into use.
The clinical definition of rapid ejaculation is inability of a man to sustain sexual intercourse for more than one minute prior to ejaculation. However, many men seek to increase the time of sexual activity in order to achieve improved sexual satisfaction for himself and his partner. Premature ejaculation is one of the leading male sexual dysfunctions affecting approximately 25% of men of all ages.
Peyronie’s disease is where plaques (segments of flat scar tissue) form under the skin of the penis. These plaques can cause the penis to bend or become indented during erections. Peyronie’s Disease can cause pain to both the male patient and his partner, sexual dysfunction, and sometimes erectile dysfunction.
Priapism is a prolonged erection of the penis and can usually be painful. The erection usually last for hours after sexual stimulation. Although priapism is an uncommon condition overall, it effects men between the ages of 5 and 10, and 20-50. Treatment for priapism is usually needed to prevent tissue damage that could result in the inability to get or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction).
A penile implant is a prosthesis that helps men with erectile dysfunction get an erection. In short, it involves a surgical insertion of malleable or inflatable rods in the penis. There are two kinds of penile implants: semi-rigid and inflatable.
Questions About Sexual Dysfunction or Treatments?
If you have questions about erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, peyronie’s disease, priaprism, or penil implants, please give our adult urology experts at Advanced Urology Associates a call at 815.409.4930 or request an appointment.