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Male sexual dysfunction can mean more than just ED

When people think about male sexual dysfunction, they usually think about erectile dysfunction. The truth is that sexual problems in men go beyond ED and include issues such as ejaculation disorders, low testosterone and more. Our experienced Austin urologists can help men regain sexual function and improve their quality of life.

Medical problems can cause sexual problems in men

Sexual health is part of a man’s overall health picture. Patients who are having problems getting erections or experiencing a change in their libido may have other physical problems. Ignoring problems in the bedroom isn’t just about a man’s ego. It’s also about his overall well-being. Here are some examples of serious medical conditions that can cause male sexual dysfunction.

  • Diabetes can cause erectile problems and changes in sexual desire.
  • Medication, urinary conditions or nerve damage can cause ejaculation disorders.
  • Men with cardiovascular disease or prostate cancer may develop erectile dysfunction.
  • Hormonal imbalances can also cause changes in the ability to get and keep erections, and changes in libido.

Men shouldn’t beat themselves up when they have problems related to sex. Instead, they should treat it like any other medical problem and talk to our urology team.

Men’s mental health can cause sexual issues

Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes to sexual problems in men. Men who are dealing with anxiety, depression or other mental health problems often develop erectile dysfunction or suffer from a loss of libido. Certain medications that physicians prescribe for mental health issues can also cause sexual side effects.

It’s critical for patients to talk to our Austin urologists about their mental health illnesses or treatments. This helps our physicians diagnose the cause of the dysfunction.

Types of male sexual dysfunction

A variety of conditions affect men’s sex lives.

  • Erectile dysfunction, or ED — In general, ED refers to a man’s ability to get and maintain an erection. ED can be a symptom of loss of libido, or ejaculatory or orgasmic disorders.
  • Ejaculatory disorders — There are several different types.
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Retarded or inhibited ejaculation
  • Failure or inability to ejaculate
  • Retrograde ejaculation, in which a man’s ejaculate doesn’t exit through the penis, but instead is forced in the other direction, into the bladder
  • Inhibited sexual desire — Men experience loss of libido for a variety of reasons, some mental and some physical. Conditions that cause the problem include mental health issues such as depression, and physical issues such as low-T, diabetes, sleep apnea and certain medications.
  • Low testosterone — This is a male sexual dysfunction issue that gets a lot of attention with ads on TV and in publications. Low-T is a medical problem that needs to be evaluated, diagnosed and treated by medical professionals. Our expert team offers a variety of treatments that are safe and effective, unlike medications people order online.

Our Austin urologists treat men’s issues with compassion and professionalism

Men should not ignore sexual problems or seek “treatment” for male sexual dysfunction from people who are not medically qualified. Our team diagnoses and treats men with sexual health and sexual dysfunction issues. Sexuality is a normal, healthy part of life, and everyone deserves to live life to the fullest. Contact us for an appointment to get help for sexual problems in men.