Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment in Napa and Benicia
Urgent Care and TeleHealth
Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in Napa, CA & Benicia, CA
When you need care for an ongoing personal issue, such as erectile dysfunction (ED), the Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa and Benicia make it as simple as possible.
With telehealth visits, weekend hours and easy online appointment scheduling, you can be seen at a time that’s convenient to you. We accept walk-ins and telehealth visits and usually have short wait times, so you’ll be treated as quickly as possible.
Urgent Care + TeleHealth is managed by a local emergency medicine physician, Dr. Ian Ahwah, who has 25 years of experience, and our healthcare team has the knowledge, training and expertise to care for ED as well as other health conditions, injuries and illnesses that cause or contribute to ED. We accept most insurance plans and also offer discounts for patients who prefer self-pay or use debit, FSA or HSA for visit payments.
ED has many causes and we are experienced in treating many of the underlying conditions that cause erectile dysfunction (ED). Unlike some mail-order clinics which simply offer medication, you can be evaluated by a medical provider and you can be treated for any underlying causes of ED. Whether ED is caused by performance anxiety, low testosterone, or an underlying health condition, our goal is to get to the root of the problem.
If you need a personal visit to Urgent Care + Telehealth you can be assured of a thorough exam as well as complete confidentiality and privacy about your health status.
Erectile Dysfunction Testing and Treatment Q & A
What Are the Types of ED?
There are two main types of ED.
- The first is organic ED. Organic ED involves a problem with the arteries or veins in the penis. Problems with these blood vessels reduce blood flow and engorgement during intimacy.
- The second type of ED is premature ejaculation. This happens when ejaculation takes place within 60 seconds of sexual penetration. ED may be acquired or lifelong. At Urgent Care + TeleHealth, we treat both types of ED.
How Do You Diagnose ED?
The physicians and providers at Urgent Care + TeleHealth diagnose ED with several methods. We begin by taking your medical history and a physical.
We may check for circulatory and neurological disorders that may cause or contribute to ED. The physical exam also includes checking your secondary sex characteristics, such as your hair growth patterns or male breast development. Hormonal problems can often be detected by evaluating facial hair, baldness or unusual breast development in men.
We may collect blood or urine samples during your visit to Urgent Care + TeleHealth. These specimens help our providers diagnose the underlying causes of ED, such as low testosterone.
Can Erectile Dysfunction Be Cured?
Many of the underlying conditions that cause ED can be treated or even eliminated with lifestyle changes, medications or surgery. When these underlying conditions are well-managed or eliminated, this could solve your ED problem.
What Are the Main Causes and Risk Factors for Erectile Dysfunction?
The main causes of ED include
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Hormone disorders
- Kidney disease
- Sleep disorders
- Inflammation of the prostate
- Nerve damage in the pelvic area
- Cancer treatments
- Medications used to treat other health conditions
- Relationship problems
- Worries about sexual performance
While any man can get ED, some risk factors increase the chances of developing this condition. The top risk factors of ED are:
- Overweight and obesity
- Lack of exercise
- Drug or alcohol use
- Older age
- Poor sexual technique
- Lack of sexual knowledge or experience
- Unusual curvature of the penis
How Do You Fix Erectile Dysfunction?
Treatments for ED vary based on the underlying causes, your personal risk factors and the type of ED you have. If your ED is caused by stress or relationship issues, therapy may help you overcome your sexual performance problems. ED caused by circulatory disorders may benefit from controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Losing weight may also help fix ED.
If your ED is caused by a hormone imbalance, testosterone creams or patches may restore the right balance and improve your sexual functioning. Penile implants may be an option for men with a deformity of the penis. Surgery may be an option to repair damaged nerves or blood vessels that cause ED.
Do You Prescribe Medicine for ED?
We prescribe medications that are specifically made for ED and may prescribe additional medications to treat an underlying cause of ED. There are several types of medications used for ED treatment. The most popular type is PDE type-5 inhibitors. These drugs increase blood flow to the penis. One brand name of PDE type-5 inhibitor is Viagra.
If you’re struggling with ED, our providers at Urgent Care + TeleHealth are here to help. Contact us by phone, or request an appointment online today.