You are not alone. Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a common medical disorder, but one that often goes untreated. A consultation with Frank Simoncini, M.D. one of North America’s formost experts ontreatment of erectile disfunction and penile implants can help pinpoint the exact cause of your ED. During your evaluation underlying medical problems can be identified, along with treatment options, including medications and penile implants.

If you are suffering from ED, know that you are not alone.

Many men with ED may be embarrassed to seek treatment, instead avoiding sex completely. This can take a toll on both their own psychological well-being as well as their relationship with their partner. While some cases of ED are caused by emotional problems like depression or anxiety and the medications used to treat them, most of the time these psychological problems are a result of ED, not the cause of it.

It may help you to know that nine times out of ten, there is a physical explanation for why this is happening to you, and it can be treated.

Some of the most common causes of ED include:

Cardiovascular disease. Obstructed arteries or faulty veins can markedly reduce the amount of blood that can reach the penis to achieve an erection.

Diabetes. This insidious blood disease damages nerves and blood vessels associated with blood flow to the penis.

Surgery or trauma. Damage to the prostate, colon, bladder or rectal area can all damage important nerves.

Medications. Certain medications used to treat depression and hypertension can affect blood flow to the penis.

Hormone problems. Low levels of testosterone or hormone issues due to kidney or liver failure can interfere with erectile function.

Why Choose a Penile Implant?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) does not need to mean your sex life is over. Even if the physical cause of your ED does not respond to medication or other treatments, penile implant surgery can help you overcome this common problem and get back to enjoying intimacy with your partner.

Untreated impotence can cause depression, anxiety, and take a terrible toll on a man’s sense of well-being. But today’s penile pumps are state-of-the-art medical devices that are completely undetectable and create a natural-looking and natural-feeling experience for both you and your partner.

Inflatable penile pumps by Coloplast and AMS are made to fit completely inside the penis, abdomen and scrotum. By simply pressing on a button, you can inflate the implant to create a rigid erection with an increase in girth and sometimes length.

Penile prostheses do not affect sensation, so sex should not feel any different. They do not affect orgasm or ejaculation. You will simply be able to achieve and maintain an erection for as long as you and your partner wish. When you are ready to deflate the device, another press of a button brings the penis back to a comfortable, flaccid state.

Don’t let ED control your life. Take control of it. Talk to your doctor about whether you are a candidate for penile implant surgery.