Urologists located in Torrance, CA
Approximately 5% of men over the age of 40 suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). Fortunately, there are a variety of safe and effective treatments to restore your sex life. Urologists Royal S. Park, MD, and Alec S. Koo, MD, at Skyline Urology located in Torrance, California, offer innovative treatments in a private, welcoming environment. Call or use the online booking tool to request your consultation today.
Erectile Dysfunction Q & A
What is ED?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) also known as impotence is a medical condition marked by a man’s inability to get or maintain an erection long enough for sex.
Many men experience erectile dysfunction at some point during their lives, and it isn’t always a cause for concern. However, if your symptoms are persistent, getting worse, or they’re negatively impacting your intimate relationships, it’s important to seek professional help.
What causes ED?
A man’s sexual arousal is a multi-tiered process that involves a combination of hormones, nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and emotions. If there’s a problem affecting any of these systems, you’re more likely to experience erectile dysfunction.
Some of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Metabolic syndrome
- Sleep disorders
- Tobacco use
- Certain medications
Psychological problems can also play a role. For example, depression, anxiety, stress at work, and relationship problems are all linked to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction.
How is ED diagnosed?
The team at Skyline Urology uses advanced diagnostics to pinpoint the cause of your ED. The welcoming, state-of-the-art facilities also offer access to laboratory testing and personalized care in a private environment.
At your appointment, your doctor performs a thorough physical exam and reviews your medical history. The team listens to your heart and lungs, physically examines your penis and testicles, and asks you a series of questions regarding your symptoms.
If a physical exam does not provide adequate information, your provider can also order blood work or evaluate your testosterone levels.
How is ED treated?
The treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the underlying cause of your symptoms. Some men benefit from prescription medications like Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis.
The urologists at Skyline Urology have expertise in the most advanced treatment for erectile dysfunction; it’s called GAINSWave®.
What is GAINSWave?
GAINSWave is a safe, research-backed procedure for treating ED and optimizing a man’s sexual health. This therapy works by using low-intensity acoustic waves to improve blood flow into the penis which also triggers new nerve and blood vessel growth.
50% of men in their fifties suffer from ED, with increasing trends as they increase in age, but with this technology, you can beat the odds. In addition, the doctors use platelet-rich plasma as a minimally invasive method to treat ED.
If ED is preventing you from enjoying a healthy sex life, help is available. Reach out to the team at Skyline Urology and request your consultation today.