Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination of the penis and testicles. If deemed necessary, they will request blood and urine tests, as well as an ultrasound. They will also assess the possibility of applying a psychological test to determine if your erectile dysfunction is due to a mental cause.
The treatment to follow will depend on the cause and severity, which may consist of the intake of medications that help improve the effects of nitric oxide, thus increasing blood circulation and favoring an erection as a result of sexual stimulation, so they are not aphrodisiacs nor do they cause spontaneous erections, contrary to what is popularly believed.
In more extreme cases, a penis pump or implants may need to be placed through surgery. You can help avoid erectile dysfunction:
- Eating healthy.
- Quitting smoking.
- Exercising regularly.
- Avoiding being overweight and obese.
- Lowering your stress levels.
- Moderating alcohol consumption.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.