Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to keep the penis erect during sexual activity. Erection issues can be caused by multiple factors such as stress, relationship problems, medication side effects, mental health conditions, or other underlying medical conditions. This is why if erectile dysfunction becomes a chronic issue, it’s vital to seek help from a medical professional.
At GuruMD, our board-certified professionals are available for consultation and treatment for erectile dysfunction. Here’s some information about this condition.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Multiple blood vessels bring blood to the penis. If you have a medical condition or take medication that constricts the blood vessels, it will reduce blood flow to the genital region. This results in erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction, abbreviated ED, is the inability to sustain or achieve an erection during sexual intercourse.
Medications such as beta-blockers and antidepressants can cause side effects of erectile dysfunction. Psychological problems, such as stress and anxiety, can lead to sexual performance issues. Chronic medical conditions (such as hypertension and diabetes) can constrict blood vessels or damage nearby nerves, then causing erectile dysfunction. Drinking a significant amount of alcohol can also cause temporary erectile dysfunction.
Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction
Common symptoms of erectile dysfunctions are:
- Trouble keeping an erection
- Trouble getting an erection
- Reduced sexual desires
How Does GuruMD Treat Erectile Dysfunction?
At GuruMD, we offer telehealth services and walk-in appointments for patients with Erectile Dysfunction. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction, all you have to do is create an account to speak with a medical provider. Register online and then visit with a doctor right on the app.
Our board-certified professionals will interview you and initiate a physical exam to find the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction. The physical examination can check for nerve sensation in the testicles and the penis. A blood test can diagnose low testosterone levels, diabetes, and heart disease, which are all contributing factors of erectile dysfunction. Urine tests can look for signs of diabetes, another potential cause of erectile dysfunction. An ultrasound can check the blood vessels to see if there is adequate blood flow to the penile region.
If the test from the lab comes up normal, and there are no underlying issues, the online doctor can prescribe Viagra to help you achieve an erection. Viagra increases the release of nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels to promote blood flow to the genital area. Before prescribing the medication, the doctor would also have to review your medication list. Keep in mind that Viagra can interact with antihypertensive medication to severely lower the blood pressure, which can result in unfavorable symptoms of headaches, dizziness, loss of consciousness, blue-green vision, nausea, and vomiting.
Are you experiencing Erectile Dysfunction symptoms? Register for your GuruMD account now to get the care and treatment you need.