If you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED), it can be difficult to discuss the problem itself, much less the impact it’s having on your life. Complications of ED include everything from issues with intimacy to comorbid conditions like depression.
To solve these complications, it’s important to seek help from a medical professional instead of seeking out cure-all solutions or avoiding fact that erectile dysfunction is causing your more harm than just struggles in bed.
At Robert J. Cornell, MD, PA, Dr. Cornell believes that you deserve a fulfilling sex life, and you shouldn’t have to depend on random internet advice for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. Our team of experts will discretely and compassionately hello you with your erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, as well as with any complications.
Common complications of ED
Erectile dysfunction can lead to a number of issues, both internal and external. It can change how you interact with others, especially potential partners. It can also change how you view yourself and your life, leading to mental health issues. Common complications of ED include:
- Stress and anxiety about sex
- Low self esteem
- Embarrassment and shame
- Fertility issues
- Relationship problems
However, some mental health issues can be the root of your erectile dysfunction, and not the other way around. If you have depression or performance anxiety regarding sex, it can make it difficult to maintain an erection. In these cases, your doctor might recommend combined therapy and ED treatments to solve the problem.
Beware of “internet solutions”
For many men, their first point of contact when learning about erectile dysfunction is the internet. It can be embarrassing to bring the issue up with your primary care physician, so many people choose to search the internet for solutions first.
While this is a great way to learn more about erectile dysfunction, it’s also an easy exploit for scammers. Anyone that claims to have the easy solution for ED is trying to mislead you. The best way to find reliable treatment is to consult a specialist.
How experts can help
Erectile dysfunction can be caused by a number of things, which is why it’s important to thoroughly diagnose the problem and build a plan from there. Your personalized treatment plan might involve:
- Talk therapy
- Oral medications like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra
- Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
- Penis injections
To learn more about erectile dysfunction treatment, talk to Dr. Cornell. You can schedule a consultation by calling 281-607-5300, or book an appointment online.