Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction services offered in Miami, FL

Erectile dysfunction is the most common sexual health problem that men face today. At Modern Urology, the top urologists in Miami, Florida, including Jose Vilaro, MD, and Adam De Fazio, MD, JD, offer highly effective erectile dysfunction solutions to help men enjoy healthier and happier sex lives again. Click the online scheduling link or call the office to make your appointment today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction occurs when you have trouble getting an erection or when you can’t maintain an erection that’s hard enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse. Up to 30 million men have erectile dysfunction today. 

Many men have erection issues occasionally, but erectile dysfunction happens frequently and sometimes worsens over time. 

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can happen because of physical problems, relationship issues, mental health issues, or a combination. 

Physical damage in the pelvis — for example, prostate cancer surgery — may also affect your ability to get an erection. Low testosterone levels may also contribute to erectile dysfunction. 

Some of the primary risk factors for erectile dysfunction include: 

  • Age over 50
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Vascular disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Excessive drinking
  • Extra weight
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Depression 

Many of these conditions go hand-in-hand. For example, metabolic syndrome is the combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and extra weight. This cluster of conditions increases your risk for not only heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes, but also erectile dysfunction.

When should I see a doctor about erectile dysfunction?

If you’re having erectile issues frequently, or if you have problems often enough to affect your happiness and quality of life, call Modern Urology to get help. 

While it’s common to experience erectile problems occasionally, erectile dysfunction isn’t a hazard of aging. It’s a health problem with many effective solutions and there’s no reason to live with it any longer. 

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

Your treatment depends on the root causes of your erectile dysfunction. Your Modern Urology provider performs a range of diagnostic lab tests, vascular imaging tests, and other types of tests to find the reason that you’re having erectile problems. 

Upon diagnosis, your provider recommends a customized treatment plan to help you overcome contributing health problems. Your treatment may include oral medications, testosterone replacement therapy, self-administered injections, or other approaches. 

If more conservative erectile dysfunction treatments don’t work, your provider may recommend advanced options like penile implants to help you restore your sex life. 

You can overcome erectile dysfunction and enjoy sex again with help from the experts at Modern Urology. Book your appointment online or call the office for help today.