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Struggling to Keep Your Erection? We Can Help

Struggling to Keep Your Erection? We Can Help

Sex is an important part of a relationship. The physical connection between two lovers can strengthen your bond and make you feel closer. Not only is it satisfying, but sex also has many physical and emotional benefits like improved heart health and elevated mood. 

Many couples face problems in the bedroom at some point in their relationship. One of the most common ways this can happen is erectile dysfunction — the inability to maintain an erection during sex. 

Affecting over 30 million men each year, erectile dysfunction (ED) is embarrassing and causes not only problems for you, but your partner, as well. Nexclin Medicine, with three locations in Georgia, provides a variety of treatments to improve erectile dysfunction so you can revive your love life.

What causes it?

People feel turned on at different times. It’s normal for you to not always want to have sex, and sometimes maintaining an erection is difficult. But if you find it hard to maintain an erection more often than not, it can plummet your self-esteem and create turmoil in your relationship.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

Erectile dysfunction may be caused by:

1 in 10 men experience ED in the long-term, so it's important to seek help as soon as possible if you believe there’s a problem.

Diagnosis is the first step

Male sexual arousal is complex. When ED occurs, it’s often a combination of connections between the brain, hormones, emotions, and body. If you have problems getting an erection more than 50% of the time, it’s likely a problem exists, and Naima Cheema, MD can help.

Scheduling an appointment to discuss ED may seem embarrassing, but Dr. Cheema is easy to talk to and has helped many men improve their sex lives. Since there are a variety of different causes of ED, Dr. Cheema uses several different tests to diagnose the condition.

When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Cheema reviews your medical history and asks some personal questions. While some may be uncomfortable to answer, it's important to be honest so you can get proper treatment.

Dr. Cheema does a physical exam of your penis and testicles to examine nerve function and blood flow. She may order additional tests like:

While ED may be a hurdle, almost every cause is treatable.

The right treatment for you

Depending on your cause of ED, Dr. Cheema may suggest a variety of different treatments. These may include:

Lifestyle changes

Making lifestyle changes is a great first-line treatment for ED. Dr. Cheema may suggest ways to lower your stress to improve ED while also providing you with a calmer way of living.

She may suggest improving your diet and getting exercise so you can adopt a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Cheema may also suggest quitting tobacco, stopping recreational drugs, cutting back on alcohol, and losing weight.

Counseling

Undergoing counseling with a professional therapist can be beneficial to patients experiencing ED caused by anxiety or stress. Many patients find this beneficial to ease their sexual anxiety, and only a few sessions can improve confidence in the bedroom.

Medications

ED medications come in the form of oral pills, injections in the penis, or drugs inserted into the penis. Oral medications may be taken about 15 minutes to 36 hours before having sex. These drugs have a good success rate, helping 80% of men maintain an erection.

Vacuum devices

A vacuum erection device involves an external acrylic pump, cylinder tube, and an elastic band. Creating a vacuum suction, the pump draws blood into the penis to establish an erection and a band is placed around the base of the erection to preserve it.

Surgery

Surgery is seen as a last line of treatment, used only if other options are not effective. Dr. Cheema may recommend a penile implant or vascular reconstruction surgery. 

While ED may be embarrassing, it’s generally a condition that can be improved so you and your partner can enjoy a healthy sex life. Instead of putting it off, make the first step toward ED treatment today.

Call 770-558-2873 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cheema, or book online.

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