When to See a Doctor for Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a perfectly normal occurrence for men. There are many different causes, and not all of them are serious. You may simply be anxious, stressed, or inhibited, which are perfectly understandable causes. If you occasionally have trouble getting an erection, you’re not alone – and it’s typically not cause for concern. But if you’re concerned about ED, it’s likely occurring more often than you would like. ED is a potentially serious condition that warrants seeing a doctor. Here are a few things to know about ED and when to see a doctor or intimate health specialist if you’re having trouble getting an erection.

The brain is one of the most important aspects of arousal. Sometimes, you may feel too anxious or stressed to achieve an erection during sex – but if it’s a common occurrence, it may be worth talking to your doctor about. It’s not uncommon to have difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection if you’re struggling with mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. Medications to treat these conditions have a famously negative impact on libido and sexual function, and your doctor may be able to help you adjust your dosage or switch altogether. Stress related to your relationship, job, or family can also negatively impact your enjoyment of sex, making it difficult to perform.

You Have a History of Heart Disease or Diabetes

Erections occur because of circulation. If you have erectile dysfunction, it can potentially be signaling a much deeper problem related to your vascular health. ED related to circulatory problems typically manifests under any circumstances, not just during sex. If this is the case, it should necessitate an appointment with a doctor. Especially if you have a history (or family history) of heart disease or diabetes, erectile dysfunction shouldn’t be ignored. This also applies to obesity, which can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

You’re Experiencing Other Symptoms

Low hormone levels can play a role in sexual dysfunction for men and women alike. If you’re having trouble getting an erection and are also dealing with symptoms like low energy, mood swings, weight gain, or brain fog, you may be experiencing low testosterone levels. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy can easily treat this, boosting your sexual function and libido.

It’s Harming Your Intimate Activities

ED can be shameful and embarrassing for men, but it’s important to not avoid getting treatment or minimize the impact it can have. If it’s negatively affecting your confidence and wellbeing, or your relationship with your partner, an intimate health expert can help. We understand it’s difficult to open up about sexual dysfunction, but we offer a discreet and supportive environment where you can get the treatment you need to enjoy intimacy again.

ED Treatment at Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics

We offer many state-of-the-art treatment options for ED and can help you develop a personalized treatment plan according to your needs and comfort level. To get started, contact us today to schedule an online or in-person appointment with our providers. We conveniently serve the greater Long Island and Queens, NY areas.

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics

Board-Certified Physicians

Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics, located in Lake Success, NY, provides solutions for men and women’s intimate health issues. Tideline consists of dedicated physicians and staff that specialize in personalized care and support. Doctors Girardi, Handler, Powers, and Gerardi address low libido, painful sex, hormonal imbalances, rejuvenation, and aesthetic treatments. Our team is available to you for intimate healthcare needs.


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