Erectile Dysfunction Specialist in Clear Lake, TX
If you are experiencing problems achieving or sustaining an erection, board-certified urologist Dr. Travis Green can help. Dr. Green has been treating hundreds of men with ED for years at his office in Houston, TX. He combines his extensive experience with a compassionate approach to care.
As one of Clear Lake, TX leading urologists, Dr. Green has the training and expertise needed to effectively treat ED. We understand how stressful and difficult erectile dysfunction can be. Our supportive staff and state-of-the-art ED treatment methods are here to help men regain a healthy and enjoyable sex life. Dr. Travid specializes in the testing and treatment of erectile dysfunction for men in and around Houston, South Houston, and Clear Lake, to schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Clear Lake, TX, please call (281) 336-8932 today!
What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
If you’re having problems getting and/or keeping an erection hard enough for sex, you might have symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.1 ED can limit your intimacy, affect your self-esteem, and impact your most important relationships. Beyond the physical manifestations, ED can cause emotional distress and may impact your quality of life.2 The important thing to understand is that ED is more common than you may think, and you’re not alone. In fact, more than half of men over the age of 40 suffer from some degree of ED.3
Causes of ED
ED occurs when the blood flow to the penis is interrupted or when the nerves become damaged. There are many different factors that may contribute to this and can include diabetes, heart disease, prostate cancer treatment, depression, anxiety, and the side effects of some medications.2,4 Lifestyle habits like sleep, smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, and diet can also affect the quality of your erection.
How is ED Diagnosed?
If you cannot get an erection more than 50% of the time, it may be time to visit your doctor. A personal history and physical exam can help you and your doctor understand the underlying causes of your ED. Lab tests and other tests may identify a source such as diabetes, coronary artery disease or other conditions that affect the nerves and blood flow to the penis. Understanding what is causing your ED can help you and your doctor determine the treatment options that are right for you.
1. Erectile dysfunction. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/erectiledysfunction.html. Accessed May 2015.
2. DiMeo PJ. Psychosocial and relationship issues in men with erectile dysfunction. Urol Nurs. 2006 Dec;26(6):442-6.
3. Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, et al. Impotence and its medical and psychosocial correlates: results of the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. J Urol. 1994 Jan;151(1):54-61.
4. Shabsigh R, Lue TF. A Clinician’s Guide to ED Management. New York: Haymarket Media Inc.; 2006.
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Schedule An Erectile Dysfunction Consultation
If you are experiencing symptoms of ED and are located in Houston, South Houston, and Clear Lake, contact board-certified urologist Dr.Travis Green to learn more about the cause of your ED and the treatment available. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Clear Lake,TX please call (281) 336-8932 or request an appointment through our secure online form.