An increasingly common and vastly undertreated condition, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability of a man to maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It affects up to 50% of men over 40 years old and appears to be more severe the older a man gets.
Psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, and stress can reduce the ability to sustain an erection, as can heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and obesity. Whatever the cause of your impotence, managing your emotions such as guilt or loss of self-confidence that accompany the condition can be difficult and also take a toll on your health and your relationships.
In Chicago, urologist Dr. Laurence Levine offers erectile dysfunction treatment options including:
- Lifestyle changes
- Prescription injections
- Vacuum erection devices
- Oral drug therapy with Cialis®, Viagra®, or similar medications
- Erectile dysfunction surgery including penile prosthesis implantation:
- Initial placement as well as complex revision procedures
- Length restoration with prosthesis for men with Peyronie’s disease or after radical prostate removal
When diagnosing erectile dysfunction, Dr. Levine performs a physical exam, obtains blood tests when needed, and takes a detailed look at your health history. He makes every effort to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the process and answers any questions that arise during your appointment.
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Don’t let embarrassment keep you from getting ED treatment any longer. It is a medical disease, and treatment can help you live a longer, more sexually satisfying life. Call us today at (312) 563-5000 or request an appointment online at our Chicago, Illinois office.