Is your Erectile Dysfunction Just a Symptom?


Erectile dysfunction, sometimes referred to as impotence, occurs when a man can no longer maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Having erectile trouble, from time to time, isn’t necessarily a cause for concern.

Having erectile dysfunction symptoms may cause stress, cause relationship problems, affect your self-confidence, and reduce your sexual desire.

A family doctor is a good place to start when you have erectile problems. See your doctor if:

  • Erectile or other sexual problems are an issue for you or your partner
  • You have diabetes, heart disease or another known health condition that may be linked to erectile dysfunction

Even though it may seem awkward to speak with your doctor about erectile dysfunction, go in for an evaluation. If problems achieving or maintaining an erection are due to an underlying health condition, addressing the problem may be enough to reverse your erectile dysfunction.

If treating an underlying condition doesn’t help, medications or other direct treatments may work.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call our Department of Urology at 718-206-7110.

All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.