Impotence Specialist

San Diego Urology Associates -  - Urologist

San Diego Urology Associates

Urologists located in La Mesa, CA & Chula Vista, CA

Impotence affects roughly 30 million men in America. For men in and around La Mesa and San Diego, Dr. Wilson offers numerous treatment options for impotence, or erectile dysfunction, which can help to make sure that a life of intimacy is within reach.

Impotence Q & A

What is Impotence?

Impotence is defined as the lack of ability to obtain or sustain an erection which is firm enough to participate in sexual activity. While sporadic issues are not unusual, recurrent erectile dysfunction can be an indication of a health condition or can be related to emotional or relationship problems which need to be taken care of.

What Causes Impotence?

Impotence can be the result of several factors and a man can experience more than one at a time. Possible causes include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Alcohol, smoking, or drug use
  • Injuries or trauma
  • Relationship problems
  • Diabetes or cardiovascular disease
  • Damage from surgery or cancer

What Treatment Options Are Available?

Treatment for impotence will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the issue. When the issue is related to a root medical condition, addressing the condition typically help eliminate the erectile dysfunction. Impotence is typically related to a man’s routine. Changes which assist the man to get healthier can assist to address impotence and include items such as losing weight, stopping drug, alcohol, or cigarette use, and improved physical activity. When emotional or relationship problems are the cause, counseling can be required. Prescriptions are also available and can be very successful. Which medication is best for the man will depend on his general health and numerous other factors. It is necessary to consult a physician prior to employing medical treatment. Surgical treatments are also available and are generally only used to fix damaged blood vessels or insert a penile implant when other treatments have not been successful. Talk with the physician about what form of treatment is right for your personal circumstances. Some prescriptions can interfere with the medications employed to treat impotence. It is crucial to discuss any and all prescriptions being taken with the physician to make sure no dangerous complications arise. If any changes to prescriptions need to be made, the physician will go over the options with patients.


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