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Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Lakeview Family Medicine

Primary Care Physicians located in Orem, UT & Saratoga Springs, UT

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem that can make it difficult to have fulfilling sex. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments that can improve the duration of erections and enhance your sexual health. At Lakeview Family Medicine, the team diagnoses and treats erectile dysfunction in men of all ages. To schedule an appointment at the Orem, Utah, office or the Crossroads location in Saratoga Springs, Utah, book online or call today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a medical condition that makes it difficult to get or maintain an erection long enough to have sex. Almost all men experience erectile dysfunction on occasion, but if your symptoms persist for weeks or months, it may point to a more serious underlying health problem.

Don’t wait to seek professional help, even if you’re embarrassed. The team at Lakeview Family Medicine has years of experience treating erectile dysfunction and can help restore your sex life.

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

The most common symptom of erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or keep an erection. Other telltale signs include reduced sexual desire, premature ejaculation, or delayed ejaculation. If you have concerns about your sexual health or the duration of your erections, don’t wait to meet with your primary care physician.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

In the majority of cases, erectile dysfunction occurs due to an underlying physical health problem, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Low testosterone
  • Peyronie’s disease

You might also experience erectile dysfunction because of a mental health issue like depression, stress, or anxiety.

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?

To diagnose erectile dysfunction, the team at Lakeview Family Medicine conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms. They then order blood tests, urinalysis, and an ultrasound to rule out physical health problems like poor circulation, high blood pressure, or diabetes.

If the team suspects your erectile dysfunction occurs as a result of stress or anxiety, they might recommend a psychological evaluation. That involves filling out a questionnaire and answering a series of prompts.

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

Treatment of erectile dysfunction depends on the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your sexual health. Typically, the team at Lakeview Family Medicine recommends conservative measures like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, and losing weight.

If your symptoms continue or worse, you might benefit from:

  • Oral medication like Viagra® or Cialis®
  • Testosterone replacement therapy
  • Penis pumps
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

If none of these treatments provide significant relief, you might benefit from penile implants. Implants are inflatable rods that allow you to control how long and when you have an erection.

Don’t wait to seek treatment for erectile dysfunction at Lakeview Family Medicine. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.