Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be frustrating, embarrassing, and a source of serious anxiety. It may also be a sign of a serious medical condition that needs to be treated by a family medicine specialist, like Gregory W. Valentine, MD, of Valentine Weight Loss & Wellness Center. Located in Fayetteville, Georgia, and also serving men in nearby Newnan, Peachtree City, and Greater Atlanta, Dr. Valentine offers treatment, telemedicine visits, and ongoing support for your ED and underlying health concerns. For a consultation regarding your ED symptoms, call or schedule an appointment.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a medical condition that affects the normal sexual response of men. With ED, you’re not able to get or keep an erection, and you may notice an overall decrease in sexual desire.
ED is not a concerning condition in and of itself, but it may be a sign that you have other underlying health conditions that need attention. ED may be a symptom of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or vascular disease, and may indicate that you carry a higher risk for depression, infertility, and stroke.
Aside from the emotional and relational impact of not getting or keeping an erection, it’s important for your overall health that you follow up if you have trouble getting or keeping an erection.
The natural fluctuation of male hormones, especially after you reach age 40, is a primary cause for ED. As you age, the male hormone, testosterone, naturally diminishes. This causes a decrease in sexual desire and response.
Other, more concerning causes for ED may include:
Obesity, smoking, and side effects of some drugs may also put you at higher risk for ED. A healthy diet, active lifestyle, weight loss, and quitting smoking can lessen your risks for ED and may improve your symptoms.
Valentine Weight Loss & Wellness Center offers a range of services to help support male health, as well as prevent and treat ED.
Male health services include:
Ongoing ED treatment can be managed using our convenient telemedicine service, which allows treatment to be evaluated and planned from the comfort of your home. Telemedicine is an optional service, after your initial in-person consultation.
For an evaluation of your ED symptoms, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Valentine at Valentine Weight Loss & Wellness Center.