Top 5 Most Common Erectile Dysfunction Causes

Top 5 Most Common Erectile Dysfunction Causes

We here at Z Urology treat many patients with erectile dysfunction. Many people want to know what causes ED. This post should clear up any questions, issues, or misconceptions.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when one can’t get and maintain a satisfying erection for sex. ED affects more than 30 million men in the United States. It is a topic that several men still find hard to talk about.

If one is experiencing erectile issues, it is important to speak with a physician here at Z Urology. There could be a health condition contributing to your erectile dysfunction.

Top 5 Common Causes of ED

  • Vascular disease
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Medications
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Neurological disorders

1 – Vascular Disease

Many men are uncomfortable speaking about erectile dysfunction symptoms; however, it is important to treat your symptoms as ED can be a warning sign of current or future heart disease.

ED often happens before coronary artery disease in almost 70% of cases. The arteries in the penis are small compared to those in other parts of the body. If there is underlying coronary artery disease, these smaller arteries in the penis are affected by atherosclerosis (blocked blood vessels) sooner.

You can reduce your risk of ED by improving your heart health. This includes:

  • Getting more exercise
  • Quitting tobacco products
  • Losing weight
  • Eating a healthy diet

2 – Endocrine Disorders

Diabetes is the second most common cause of erectile dysfunction. Half of those with diabetes will experience ED within ten years of their diagnosis.

High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves that control sexual stimulation. They can also damage blood vessels that provide blood flow to the penis to achieve and maintain an erection.

While medications are a common first therapy, they tend to only work in about 50 percent of men with diabetes. Good blood sugar control can help slow the progression of ED and sexual dysfunction in men. Men with diabetes are more likely to move on to other treatment options.

3 – Medications

Some men notice issues maintaining an erection after starting a new medication. Common medications that can contribute to erectile issues are antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and testosterone blockers. Your doctor may switch you to another medication to see if that resolves the issue.

4 – Pelvic Surgery

Pelvic surgeries are a common cause of sexual dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a potential complication following prostate cancer surgery.

The nerves that control an erection lie very close to the prostate. These nerves may be injured during treatment. If the surgeon uses nerve-sparing procedures, some men may regain their previous level of erectile function. This typically takes a year or two. Unfortunately, some men may not recover their ability to have a natural erection.

 

5 – Neurological Disorders

In order to achieve and maintain an erection, your nerves must be working properly. Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s, can cause erectile dysfunction. Nerve damage from spinal cord injuries and stroke can also cause ED.

It is important to keep in mind that even if you are dealing with ED, there are treatment options available via Z Urology available to help you return to a satisfying sex life.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can help you with all of your erectile dysfunction concerns, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

Even for Men Over 50, Vasectomy Reversals Equally Successful

Even for Men Over 50, Vasectomy Reversals Equally Successful

Studies have now shown that vasectomy reversals (at Z Urology) are as viable in men over 50 as in those who are younger. About 20% of American men who have had a vasectomy want to father children in the future. About 6% will seek a vasectomy reversal, previous research shows.

However, it’s been unclear how a man’s age may affect his chances for a successful reversal. The jury was always out on this.

In studies, researchers analyzed the outcomes of vasectomy reversal in about 3,000 men older than 50 (average age: 54) and 350 younger men (average age: 39). All of their procedures were performed by one surgeon. After a vasectomy reversal, the partners of 33.4% of the younger men and 26.1% of the older men got pregnant.

The study found that the chances of pregnancy were better when the woman was under 35 and/or the man had had his vasectomy fewer than 10 years before. On a side note, the odds were lower if the man smoked.

Researchers noted that one other variable was that older men in the study were statistically less successful than younger men in getting their partners pregnant because older men tended to have older partners.

The research is especially timely because fertility doctors are seeing an increase in the number of men interested in vasectomy reversals as couples focus on family planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Couples wanting to get pregnant after a vasectomy have two choices: vasectomy reversal and sperm extraction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).

IVF has risks, such as psychological distress and multiple births, and typically costs more than a reversal, making reversal a better choice for many couples, Samplaski said.

These findings were recently published in the journal Urology.

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida that can perform vasectomies as well as reversals, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

The Urological Leader in South Florida is Z Urology

The Urological Leader in South Florida is Z Urology

Those in South Florida know that Z Urology is a leader and provider of urological examinations, treatments, and procedures. Z Urology has been providing South Florida with these services for nearly 20 years. Dr. Zahalsky started a company with a team of growing medical professionals that provided state of the art urologic care to both men and women. Urological health is important to not only treat rapidly, but understand how to maintain health. If you are looking for a team of medical professionals in Coral Springs or Fort Lauderdale in sunny South Florida that specializes in minimally invasive procedures, then contact Z Urology today.

Call Z Urology If You Suffer From…

Urologic care includes all things that have to do with your genitourinary tract. This includes your kidneys, your reproductive organs, bladder, urethra. Illnesses and ailments that qualify in these different areas are:

    • Erectile Dysfunction – Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse.
    • Prostate Cancer – Cancer that affects the prostate.
    • Bladder Cancer – Cancer that affects the bladder.
    • Bladder/Kidney Stones ­- Kidney stones are solid pieces of material that form when substances normally found in the urine, such as mineral and acid salts, become concentrated and crystallize.
    • Urinary Dysfunction – Urinary dysfunction is a term that encompasses all errors with within the urinary tract. This includes urinary incontinence on low levels such as leakage, to high levels such as a complete loss of all bladder control.
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate.
    • Infertility – Infertility is any condition that adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy

If you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in any of the above medical needs and treatment, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!

The Rezum® Procedure Performed at Z Urology

The Rezum® Procedure Performed at Z Urology

The new Rezum® Procedure performed right here at Z Urology, very well may be a miracle cure for BPH aka Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It seems like it very much is, and the patients that have had the procedure here at Z Urology would attest to that.

What Does the Rezum® Procedure Do?

To know what the Rezum® procedure does, let’s first go over some prostate facts. The prostate is an organ in men that surrounds the urethra. And as it grows, it impinges or compresses the urethra and makes it difficult to urinate causing some significant, irritating symptoms. An enlarged prostate, also known as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), is a condition many men face as they get older. It affects half of men by age 60 and a whopping 70% of men over 60.

The problem is, is that BPH can sneak up on a lot of men, who eventually realize they are having to use the bathroom all the time, especially at night. Getting up once or twice now becomes three or four times. This obviously can become a problem.

Introducing the ‘miracle’ procedure, Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy.

Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy is a new revolutionary solution that actually treats enlarged prostates and not just the symptoms. The therapy works as steam is injected into the prostate where it destroys the excess prostate tissue. The body then reabsorbs the tissue to open the urinary tube allowing the urine to come out in a freer manner.

Studies show that Rezum® Therapy relieves BPH symptoms safely and effectively, eliminating the need for medications while also preserving sexual function. It helps most men see improvements within a few weeks and return to regular activities within a few days after treatment.

Rezum® Water Vapor Therapy is covered by most commercial and Medicare plans. Visit ZUrology.com to learn more about the procedure and how we can help you solve the BPH nightmare.

Please keep in mind that Z Urology not only specializes in the brand new cutting edge Rezum® procedure but also specializes in all urologic procedures, specifically, minimally invasive methods. Procedures include bladder issues, erectile dysfunction (ED), prostate issues, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, stone disease, male infertility, pyeloplasty, Peyronie’s disease, and ureteral reimplantation.

If you are in need of a urologist that specializes in Rezum® in South Florida, then contact Z Urology for a team that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. Our three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Pompano Beach.