McCurtain Family Medical Clinic
General Family Practice located in Broken Bow, OK
Millions of men struggle with erectile dysfunction (ED) every year in the United States. Whether short-term or long-term, ED may affect your emotional well-being and your intimate relationship. Dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care, Jason McHenry, PA-C, and the experienced providers at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. To get the help you need, call the office in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, or book an appointment online today.
Erectile Dysfunction Q&A
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sex problem in men. It occurs when you’re unable to get an erection or keep one long enough to have sex.
It’s not uncommon for men to experience impotence from time to time. However, if your inability to get or maintain an erection worsens or occurs regularly, then you have a problem.
When it comes to erectile dysfunction, McCurtain Family Medical Clinic takes a compassionate and comprehensive approach to care. They offer a wide-range of treatment options to address your health needs and concerns.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction may develop from any number of causes. It’s a common symptom of many common chronic health conditions, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Peyronie’s disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Anxiety and depression
Certain medications, such as blood pressure medications and antidepressants, may also cause ED. Stress from your job or relationship could also trigger it.
You may be at greater risk of developing erectile dysfunction if you’re a smoker, drink too much alcohol, or don’t get enough physical activity.
How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic takes a patient-centered approach to care. The providers conduct an in-depth clinical exam to diagnose ED.
During your exam, your provider reviews your symptoms and sexual history, as well as your medical history and the types of medications and supplements you take. They conduct a physical exam and run diagnostic tests to assess general health and determine the underlying cause of your ED.
Testing may include a check of your testosterone levels, lipid profile, and glucose test. McCurtain Family Medical Clinic has an extensive on-site lab so you can get all of the testing you need at the office.
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
Treatment for ED focuses on the underlying cause. Your provider at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic develops a personalized treatment plan that best fits your needs and preferences.
Treatment may include:
- A personalized exercise program
- Weight loss
- Smoking cessation
- Disease-specific medication
- PDE type-5 inhibitors (Viagra®, Cialis®)
McCurtain Family Medical Clinic also specializes in hormone replacement therapy. If your testosterone levels are low, your provider may recommend testosterone therapy to treat your erectile dysfunction.
For a comprehensive approach to your erectile dysfunction from providers who put patient care first, call McCurtain Family Medical Clinic or book an appointment online today.