Lakeshore Urology, PLC, Urology Services for Grand Haven, Muskegon, and Shelby, MI.
Lakeshore Urology, PLC

Lakeshore Urology

Serving Grand Haven, Muskegon, Shelby and the Lakeshore of West Michigan

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot get or keep an erection of a quality to complete intercourse.  This can happen to all men from time to time, and isn't necessarily a concern.  But if ED occurs regularly, it can affect your relationship, cause stress and loss of self-esteem.

Talking about ED to your healthcare provider may seem awkward or petty, but should be discussed if it is a regular occurence.  It can be a sign of other underlying conditions that need treatment such as diabetes or heart disease.

The process for a man to get an erection is complex, requiring hormones, emotions, blood vessels, nerves and the brain.

ED can be caused by many things including:

  • Anxiety/Stress/Depression and their Treatments
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Medications
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use
  • Neurologic Conditions (Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Injury/Trauma)
  • Hormonal Conditions (Low Testosterone, Hypothyroidism)
  • Prostate Problems and their Treatments (Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, BPH next...