Sexual Dysfunction Types and Treatments
Sexual dysfunction can be caused by a number of things, including a change in your testosterone, pituitary gland, or even your prostate. These things can also change muscle mass, bone density, fat distribution and hair loss so it’s important to have a board-certified urologist find what may be causing any issues you may be experiencing.
Fortunately, Advanced Urology Associates specializes in treatment for sexual dysfunction. There are a number of treatments or solutions we offer our patients and the appointment as well as making the appointment is always done with respect and discretion.
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.
Low Testosterone (Low T)
Testosterone is a hormone produced primarily in the testicles which helps maintain a man’s sex drive, muscle mass, fat distribution, bone density, and body hair. As men get older testosterone levels gradually decline, typically about 1 percent a year after the age of 30 or 40. In addition, certain medical conditions such as heart, kidney, and liver disease, diabetes, and obesity are contributing factors.
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.
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.
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, low testosterone, 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.