Erectile dysfunction, or ED, is nothing to be ignored. In fact, if you are having difficulty achieving and/or maintaining an erection that is sufficient enough for sex, you should consult a doctor who specializes in men’s health.
The physician you’re looking for will be able to diagnose and treat your ED promptly and without making you feel embarrassed. Let’s talk about how to find the best doctor for you in treating your erectile dysfunction, and where you can go in Wellington for world-class internal medicine.
Talk with Your Primary Care Physician
Your primary care physician (PCP) knows you better than any other healthcare provider. This doctor keeps records of all of your medical treatments and diagnoses, updates your vaccinations, prescribes medications and other services (such as physical therapy), and performs your annual physical exam. This physician is therefore ideal for asking questions about your ED, and the doctor may uncover underlying reasons behind it. Once your doctor has determined the likely cause of your erectile dysfunction, it can be treated successfully.
For example, certain chronic health conditions – such as Parkinson’s disease, MS (multiple sclerosis), diabetes, and cardiovascular disease – can impact blood flow to the penis and proper nerve function. Additionally, some medications you take, such as antihistamines, antidepressants, or blood pressure medications, can impair penile function.
Consult with a Men’s Health Specialist
Your doctor may already be well-versed in treating men’s health issues, so you may not need to look any further. A doctor who specializes in men’s health will offer state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments for ED. Testing may include penile ultrasound to evaluate structure and blood flow, a blood draw to check for low testosterone (low-T), and other assessments.
The physician you ultimately choose to treat your erectile dysfunction should make you feel comfortable in asking personal but pertinent questions, such as:
- What could be the cause of my ED?
- Do I have to take oral medications, or do I have other treatment options?
- Can I improve my sexual function in natural ways?
The right ED doctor can explain all of today’s myriad ED treatment choices, and the doctor will ask you certain questions as well, such as:
- How long have you had ED symptoms?
- When do they tend to occur?
- Are you having issues with achieving an erection, or maintaining one?
These questions are highly personal and can seem embarrassing. However, your physician needs this information to hone in on the underlying causes of your ED so that the best treatment can be determined for you. Keep in mind that most medical issues are indeed highly personal, so this is nothing new for your doctor.
Men’s Health Specialist in Wellington and Royal Palm Beach, FL
Here at Advanced Medical Clinic, our board-certified internist can diagnose and treat a wide range of adult health issues, including erectile dysfunction. Whereas pediatricians are physicians who specialize in treating children, internists specialize in treating adults – and Dr. Ishan Gunawardene can address health issues of all kinds for both men and women.
Advanced Medical Clinic also offers family medicine for people of all ages, as Dr. Gunawardene’s wife, Shariffa, is a family nurse practitioner here at our practice. We are conveniently located in Wellington, and we are here for you for any non-emergency medical needs.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (561) 434-1935 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your healthcare provider!