Urologists located in Encino, CA
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects around 30 million men in the United States and it can happen to men of any age. Daniel J. Cosgrove, MD, FACS, is an experienced urologist who helps you find a treatment option that can provide a satisfying solution. Call Dr. Cosgrove today at Advantage Urology in Encino, California, to book a consultation.
Erectile Dysfunction Q & A
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), commonly called impotence, is the inability to achieve or maintain a satisfactory erection.
While many men experience ED during times of stress or after consuming too much alcohol, recurring ED can be a sign of an underlying problem. Without treatment, erectile dysfunction can diminish your self-esteem and make it challenging to sustain fulfilling sexual relationships.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Sexual arousal is complicated, and a variety of physical, mental, and emotional factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including:
- Low testosterone
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Prostate cancer treatment
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
While age is not the only reason men develop ED, it is a major contributing factor. As you age, erections can be difficult to achieve and maintain.
How do urologists diagnose erectile dysfunction?
Dr. Cosgrove and Advantage Urology have the most advanced diagnostic capabilities available for diagnosing ED. They offer a full range of on-site hormonal testing to determine if you have low levels of testosterone and state-of-the-art imaging services to detect poor blood flow in your penis.
How do urologists treat erectile dysfunction?
Dr. Cosgrove and the team at Advantage Urology use a multimodality treatment system to minimize the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and are often able to treat the underlying conditions creating erectile dysfunction.
Medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Stendra, and Staxyn can help you achieve and maintain a firm erection, so you can continue to have fulfilling sexual experiences.
Intracorporeal injections help the blood vessels in your penis expand to stimulate blood flow. Dr. Cosgrove and the team use customized formulations for every patient.
A vacuum constriction device (VCD) uses a pump to help you get and maintain an erection.
Inflatable penis prosthesis
The highly experienced urologists at Advantage Urology can implant an inflatable penis prosthesis, or penile implant, into your penis to enhance its length and girth while helping you maintain a firmer erection.
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about erectile dysfunction, but know that you are not alone. Dr. Cosgrove is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating ED. Find out more or schedule a consultation today. Call the practice to request an appointment.