Erectile dysfunction commonly referred to as ED is the inability to maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. According to studies, about 1 out of 10 males suffer from ED at some point during their lifetime.


ED occurs because of problems in the erection process. An erection is the result of increased blood flow to the penis, which is usually stimulated by sexual thoughts or direct contact with the penis.



With ED, getting or keeping an erection is hard. When this becomes routine and becomes bothersome, consult your medical provider or a urologist.

Many men experience an occasional malfunction in the erection department, which happens due to various reasons such as stress, drinking too much alcohol, or extreme tiredness.

It is also important to note that in most cases, erectile dysfunction is a symptom of another medical problem you may have.

Other sexual disorders related to erectile dysfunction may include:

· Premature ejaculation

· Delayed ejaculation

· Anorgasmia, also known as the inability to achieve orgasm



Erectile dysfunction may be caused by several factors, which may include:

· Vascular disease – this happens when the blood supply to the penis becomes blocked or narrowed due to vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis

· Neurological disorders – this happens when the nerves that send signals to the penis are damaged from stroke, diabetes, or other medical conditions

· Psychological – this can include stress, depression, or relationship problems

· Physical causes – ED may also be caused by something physical, which can include:

1. Obesity

2. Tobacco use or smoking

3. Alcoholism or any form of substance abuse

4. Sleep disorders




The first step in treating ED starts with taking care of your heart and vascular health. You may also be asked to change some food habits, stop smoking, or increase your physical activities and stop using drugs and alcohol.


Treatments for ED will depend on the underlying cause. Although the non-invasive procedure is often tried first before opting for surgery.


· Oral drugs or pills are most often prescribed by medical providers

· Testosterone therapy

· Penile injections

· Intraurethral medication

· Vacuum erection devices

· Penile implants

· Surgery to bypass penile artery damage


Don’t buy supplements as a treatment for erectile dysfunction without talking to your doctor or if it is not prescribed by your doctor. Many supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, which may mean that they contain illegal ingredients that are more harmful to your health.

If you notice symptoms that could be related to erectile dysfunction, talk to a medical provider that could help with your condition. At Doral Health and Wellness, our team of urologists will help you diagnose, treat, and manage your condition. To book an appointment, call us today at 347-868-1098 or visit our website at