Erectile dysfunction is a common medical problem in males who struggle to get and keep an erection long enough to perform sex. Most men will only experience erectile dysfunction on occasion. However, if symptoms are present over the course of several weeks or months, this can be a sign of an underlying health condition and must be taken care of by a medical professional. If untreated, living with erectile dysfunction can take a significant toll on your relationship, stress levels and self-confidence.
Causes for erectile dysfunction can be due to health problems such as:
- Low testosterone levels
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea disorder
- Heart disease
- Injuries to your pelvis or spinal cord
- Parkinson’s disease
- Depression and stress
- Drug or alcohol usage
With a medical visit with Dr. Layne Hermansen, he may perform a physical exam and potential blood tests to find out any underlying health condition that is causing erectile dysfunction. Depending on your symptoms, our doctor may provide Viagra® or Cialis® to improve the duration of an erection to be able to perform sex.
To schedule an appointment to find treatment for erectile dysfunction in Draper, Utah, please contact My Family Doctor at 801-542-7111.