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Erectile Dysfunction

Men's Health & Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Naperville, IL

Erectile Dysfunction services offered in Naperville, IL

In the United States, about 1 out of  5 men over the age of 40 have erectile dysfunction (ED). This common condition can affect your physical and emotional well-being. At Endurance Clinic in Naperville, Illinois, Johnnie Turner, MD, specializes in men’s health. Dr. Turner offers many traditional and alternative treatments for ED. For help with your ED, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q&A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that affects erections in men. Men with ED are unable to get or sustain an erection for satisfying sexual intercourse.

It’s not uncommon for men to have problems with erections every once in a while. However, with ED, the inability to get an erection for sex is a recurring problem that affects emotional and mental well-being.

ED is common in older men, but not a normal part of the aging process. At the Endurance Clinic, Dr. Turner offers many effective treatments to help men struggling with ED.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

When you have ED it’s important to find the underlying cause. ED may occur from a physical vascular, neurological, or emotional condition. 

Physical causes of ED

An erection occurs from arousal that triggers blood flow into the penis. A physical cause of ED affects sensation or the flow of blood into the penis. Health conditions like diabetes and atherosclerosis are common physical causes of ED. 

Emotional causes of ED

Stress and depression may also cause ED. These emotional conditions may affect your arousal and desire. It may also lead to performance anxiety.

What happens during an erectile dysfunction consultation?

Dr. Turner takes a holistic approach to care and conducts a thorough evaluation when you visit the Endurance Clinic for an ED consultation. He understands the emotional toll ED takes and aims to find the root cause of your problem so he can provide the most effective treatment.

Dr. Turner reviews your symptoms, medical history, and family history, and completes a physical exam.

He may run lab work to check for underlying health conditions that might explain your problems of getting an erection. Dr. Turner also checks your testosterone levels.

What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Turner customizes your ED treatment plan based on the underlying cause. Initially, he may recommend lifestyle changes to improve your overall physical and emotional well-being. This might include eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise and rest.

Dr. Turner is a family medicine practitioner and also helps you manage any underlying health condition contributing to your ED, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.

Some of the medical treatments for ED available at the Endurance Clinic include:

  • Medical weight loss
  • Testosterone hormone replacement therapy
  • Sublingual medications for ED, i.e., tadalafil (Cialis®) and sildenafil (Viagra®) extra strength 
  • TriMix® injections
  • Penile acoustic wave therapy

ED is a common problem with many effective treatments. Dr. Turner is an expert in men’s health and can design a plan that works for you.

For expert care for your erectile dysfunction from a highly skilled physician, call Endurance Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.

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