Category: Erectile Dysfunction

Should I Seek Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?

Should I seek erectile dysfunction treatment? If you are thinking about this question, then yes. If you have been asking yourself this question for a while, then absolutely yes—don’t procrastinate any longer. Pick up the phone and make an appointment with Dr. Siddiq in Lake Charles and Sulphur, LA. Get the answers you need.

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What To Expect During An Erectile Dysfunction Exam

When a man is having concerns about erectile dysfunction, it may take him a while to finally address the topic with his doctor. There may be a lot of anxiety and fear about a diagnosis and even about having the erectile dysfunction exam. We can ease some worry by giving you an overview and what to expect during an erectile dysfunction exam.

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Is Erectile Dysfunction A Warning Sign Of Prostate Cancer?

Is erectile dysfunction a warning sign of prostate cancer? It is unfortunate that although prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in men, there are few if any early symptoms. Regular screenings by your doctor are the best way to head off the development of prostate cancer, but there are a few warning signs every man should understand and be aware of.

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The Connection Between Erectile Dysfunction and IBD

Irritable bowel disease (IBD) is a common gastric condition affecting approximately 3 million Americans, according to the latest statistics from the CDC. Board-certified urologist Dr. Siddiq specializes in providing comprehensive treatment for patients suffering from irritable bowel disease in Lake Charles, LA. He will take the time to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the best treatment option for you. For more information, contact our urology clinics in Lake Charles & Sulphur, LA at (337) 480-7499 and schedule an appointment today!

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What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can affect self-confidence and create tension in a relationship. Because of the nature of the condition, it can be a difficult issue for men to talk about, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. In fact, approximately 50 percent of men are affected in their lifetime and one in four men with erectile dysfunction are under the age of 40

In order to treat erectile dysfunction, it is vital that you understand what causes the condition.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor If You Are Suffering From Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction can be an embarrassing thing or an uncomfortable topic for many, but it’s actually very common among older men. We want to provide you with some basic answers, but it’s still important to have an open dialogue about ED with your doctor by using the following questions:

erectile dysfunction questionsWhat is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is a condition that involves not being able to achieve or sustain an erection that allows you to have sex.

At what age does erectile dysfunction affect men?

Erectile dysfunction can affect men of any age, but is more common as men get older. In younger men, psychological issues are often the cause of ED. In older men, ED more frequently has an underlying physical cause, such as diseases like heart disease or diabetes.

Do all men suffer from erectile dysfunction as they get older?

Erectile dysfunction does not have to happen as you age. Some older men can only achieve an erection with extra stimulation (like touching and stroking), but they should still be able to have a satisfying sex life.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Many things can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Surgery for prostate cancer and other conditions
  • Medications for high blood pressure and depression
  • Trauma to the groin, including a fractured pelvis or injury to the genitalia
  • Smoking or excessive alcohol intake.

Can I prevent erectile dysfunction?

Erections depend upon a strong blood flow to the penis, so activities that reduce your risk of heart disease may also prevent or improve your erectile dysfunction.

This includes:

  • Exercising at least 150 minutes a week
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Giving up smoking
  • Drinking less (or no) alcohol
  • Monitoring your cholesterol level and blood pressure, and obtaining treatment, as needed

What treatments are available for erectile dysfunction?

In addition to lifestyle changes and addressing underlying medical conditions, erectile dysfunction can be treated in many ways, including:

  • Oral medications (such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra) that produce an erection
  • Sex therapy to deal with psychological issues like anxiety or stress
  • Vacuum device which produces an erection (even without sexual activity)
  • Penile injections with drugs similar to the oral medications
  • Surgery to improve the flow of blood to the penis(vascular) or to implant a penile prosthesis.

Dr. Farjaad Siddiq in Lake Charles, Louisiana can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each of these options.

Do medications like Viagra work well for erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra are the most common treatment, and are effective in about 60 to 70 percent of men. These medications have minimal side effects.

Will my insurance cover treatment for erectile dysfunction?

Treatments for an underlying medical condition that is causing erectile dysfunction (such as heart disease) are usually covered in part or full by insurance. Medications that have not been approved by the FDA as well as sex therapy, are unlikely to be covered. You can contact your insurance provider or doctor for more information.

If you would like more information about Erectile Dysfunction, visit our services page or contact our office by calling (337) 439-8857 to schedule an appointment if you’re in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area.