What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition.
It is estimated that 50% of all men between 40 and 70 years of age will experience erectile dysfunction at some point.
Erectile dysfunction is usually a symptom of a wider health problem and as such, it is important to investigate the cause with an experienced doctor.
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and hormone imbalance.
It can also have psychological causes where therapy might be required.
Our doctors are experienced in dealing with erectile and sexual dysfunction and a number of treatment options are available to you including prescribed medication, psychosexual counselling and specialist referrals for more complex cases.
There are five main types of conditions that can cause problems resulting in erectile dysfunction:
Erectile dysfunction is strongly linked to cardiovascular disease so it is vital to investigate this where more apparent causes are not evident.
Hormonal conditions can include an over or under active thyroid and Cushing’s syndrome, which affects the production of cortisol.
If you are taking certain medicines, these can cause erectile dysfunction so you should discuss any current medications with the doctor when you attend our clinic.
Excessive alcohol intake or drug use can also cause erectile dysfunction.