Are You No Longer Having Erections Due to ED

Are You No Longer Having Erections Due to ED

Z Urology of South Florida offers so many services for your health and well-being like urinary dysfunction, BPH, and more, that there are some services that aren’t as commonly regarded. One such service that Z Urology offers is penile prosthesis. And while penile prosthesis is not a “life saving” operation, it can be very important to your mental state and sexual health. The ability to get an erection again is very important as there still are sexual desires. A penile prosthesis can aid greatly in this.

What is a Penile Prosthesis?

Basically, a penile prosthesis is another term for a penile implant. The implant is done by surgically placing the prosthesis within the penis for people having difficulties with Erectile Dysfunction. Normally, this would not be the first option for those with ED. This should be seen as a last resort.

There are two types of penile implants; the inflatable implant and the semirigid implant. Both implants are purely designed to allow one to receive an erection. They in no way are a stimulant for sexual desire or libido.

Types of Penile Prosthesis

  • Inflatable Penile Implants – Inflatable devices that pump up prior to having sexual intercourse. Usually, the inflatable penile implants will consist of three attachments. A reservoir under the abdominal wall that will hold fluid. A pump and release valve inside of the scrotum to control the fluid that will be used for inflation. And, the inflatable cylinders that will maintain the erection.
  • Semirigid Penile Implants – Penile implants that are going to be permanently firm. You will maintain an erection at all times and will have to adjust the penis either towards the body or away from the body.

Risks of Penile Implants

Due to this being a surgery, there are always risks. The risks include:

  • Infection – Infections may cause swelling and inflammation and are a chance in any surgery. These will be treated with antibiotics.
  • Implant Issues – Very rarely, these penile implants may malfunction. In these cases, surgery to repair and/or replace the penile implant will be necessary.

There are other issues that may occur that you will have to discuss with a doctor at Z Urology if needed. If one is experiencing any serious pain following the surgery, contact a health care provider as soon as possible.

If you feel you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in your decision for a penile prosthesis, this article highlighted, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The 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!

Let Z Urology Help Solve Your Sexual Dysfunction

Let Z Urology Help Solve Your Sexual Dysfunction

The term “Sexual Dysfunction” is defined as the inability to fully enjoy sexual intercourse. To be specific, sexual dysfunctions are disorders that interfere with a full sexual response cycle. These disorders make it difficult for a person to enjoy or to have sexual intercourse. This is something that happens in both men and women. This is the bad news. The good news, is that Z Urology, in South Florida, can help solve these problems.

While it may not threaten your physical health, sexual dysfunction takes a heavy psychological toll on an individual or a relationship and can bring on depression, anxiety, and debilitating feelings of inadequacy. The causes of sexual dysfunction in men and women can be a result of a physical or psychological problem.

Male Sexual Dysfunction

The three most common male sexual dysfunctions are ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunction, and decreased libido.

EJACULATION DISORDERS

Here are the different types of disorders:

  • Premature ejaculations –  Ejaculations that occur before or soon after penetration. These are the most common form of sexual dysfunction in men
  • Inhibited or retarded ejaculation –  Ejaculations that are slow to occur
  • Retrograde ejaculation –  When, at orgasm, the ejaculate is forced back into the bladder rather than through the urethra and out the end of the penis

 

Here are the different causes of ejaculation disorders:

  • Premature ejaculation is often due to a man’s nervousness over how well he will perform during sex
  • Premature and inhibited ejaculation can be caused by other psychological factors including past traumatic events, a strict religious background that causes a person to view sex as a sin, or lack of attraction for a partner
  • Certain drugs like antidepressants
  • Nerve damage to the spinal cord or back
  • Retrograde ejaculation is common in males with diabetes suffering from diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage
  • Retrograde ejaculation can also occur after operations on the bladder neck or prostate or after certain abdominal operations

 

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse.

Causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis
  • Nerve disorders
  • Psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety
  • Injury to the penis
  • Chronic illness
  • Certain drugs
  • Peyronie’s disease

 

 

DECREASED LIBIDO

Decreased libido is a decrease in desire for, or interest in, sexual factors.

Causes of decreased libido can be either physical or psychological and include:

  • Low levels of the hormone testosterone
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Medical illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Certain medications
  • Relationship difficulties

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Four types of female sexual dysfunction include:

  • Low sexual desire – Diminished libido or lack of sex drive
  • Sexual arousal disorder – While sex drive is intact, you have difficulty or are unable to become aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity
  • Orgasmic disorder – You have persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and ongoing stimulation
  • Sexual pain disorder – Pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact

 

Common causes include:

  • Mental and emotional causes – includes stress, depression, fear, a history of sexual abuse or rape, and body dissatisfaction
  • Physical causes – includes hormone problems, pain from an injury, and certain conditions such as diabetes, endometriosis or arthritis.
  • Aging – causes changes in the vagina such as dryness, thinner walls, narrowing and shortening.
  • Medical treatments – for other illnesses or conditions, such as past surgeries or cancer treatments
  • Certain medications – including those for depression, blood pressure, allergies and diabetes.

SYMPTOMS

  • Less desire for sex
  • Difficulty feeling aroused
  • Not being able to have an orgasm
  • Pain during sex

If you feel you are in need of help with sexual dysfunction issues, whether male or female, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The 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!

Why Vasectomies are So Effective

Why Vasectomies are So Effective

When it comes to pregnancy, there are many ways people do what they can to avoid this situation. For whatever personal reasons, some are not ready for childbirth. The term for trying to avoid pregnancy is commonly known as birth controlWhen most people think of birth control, they usually think of pills that women take in order to stop the pregnancy cycle.

But actually, there are many different types of birth control. You can use condoms which aren’t always effective and come with calculated risk. There are IUDs, birth control implants, birth control shots that are more effective than condoms but can come with other side effects that are not exactly desired.

And then you have an almost 100% measure that Z Urology offers that men can do to aid in the situation. That procedure is called a vasectomy. A vasectomy is a permanent form of birth control that involves removing or blocking the vas deferens from being able to transport sperm from the testicles to the penis. Out of all of the birth control options, a vasectomy is one of the most effective forms.

 

The Vasectomy Procedure

Your first step for a vasectomy is finding a trusted urologist, like Z Urology, to take care of one of the most sensitive parts of your body. Z Urology is home to fellowship-trained and very experienced South Florida urologists. A traditional vasectomy consists of making a couple of slits within the scrotum. Through these slits, the surgeon will enter the scrotum and remove the vas deferens. Once the vas deferens have been removed, there will no longer be any transfer of sperm from the testicles to the penis. Your scrotum will then be stitched up and sealed in order for the surgery to complete and the recovery period to begin.

 

Recovering After the Vasectomy

Like many surgeries, after having your vasectomy you may experience pain and discomfort within the area. As long as the pain doesn’t become worse, everything is going according to plan. The good news is, is that the recovery period isn’t quite as long as one would assume.

A period of about two to three days is recommended after the completion of the vasectomy before returning to normal. If the pain is still bothersome, an ice pack is recommended to be applied. You may have blood in your semen for a few weeks as it cycles out of the body, so do not be shocked. The body is draining itself of the remaining semen in order to completely nullify the chance of pregnancy. After eight to fifteen weeks, your sperm count should be close, if not already, zero. Your urologist will help guide you through the recovery phase as well.

Why Kidney Stones are Such a Pain

Why Kidney Stones are Such a Pain

Do you currently have kidney stones? Did you ever have them? Do you have someone close to you that suffers from them? Well, if you know, kidney stones are quite a “pain”. Literally and figuratively. The good news, is that there is a solution, and Z Urology can help!

What are Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones usually form when you do not drink enough water and as a result, urine becomes concentrated. This allows the minerals to stick together and form crystals. Those crystals we commonly refer to as stones. These stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form inside the kidneys.

Kidney stones affect one in eleven people in the United States. They are more common in men and those who are overweight. They are also higher in levels with those that have diabetes.

The kidney stones that stay in the kidneys typically will not cause pain. Passing the kidney stones, however, can be very painful. This is what everyone fears.

Oh, the Pain!

People usually get severe pain that starts on one side of their mid-back and radiates around to the front of the stomach and then towards the groin. For many, the pain is so severe that people throw up. In extreme cases, blood can be spotted in the urine.

If the kidney stones are small enough, they can be passed at home with pain medication and by drinking a lot of water to help “push” the stone out. If the stone is too large or gets stuck or infected, you may need surgery. Z Urology can help you deal with all of this.

 

Kidney Stone Prevention

To help prevent kidney stones, make sure you drink as close to ten cups of water per day. Do everything you can to decrease the amount of salt in your diet. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Get the recommended amount of calcium per day. Some of the best ways to get calcium are found in dairy, fish, leafy greens, and beans.

 

Please contact Z Urology if any of the following is going on for you:

  • The pain is so severe you can’t sit still or find a comfortable position.
  • You are throwing up.
  • You can not keep fluids down.
  • You are experiencing fevers and chills.
  • You have blood in your urine.

If you feel you are in need of a urologist to help you deal with kidney stone issues, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The 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!

Studies Show Erectile Dysfunction More Likely in Men With COVID-19

Studies Show Erectile Dysfunction More Likely in Men With COVID-19

As if there wasn’t enough negative health news surrounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, current research is shedding light on the repercussions of the virus on men’s sexual and reproductive health and Dr. Z Urology thinks these findings are very fascinating.

Researchers are beginning to conclude that surviving COVID-19 may be associated with erectile dysfunction. The research is pointing to three factors that can lead to the potential onset of ED in men who have had the virus:

 

  • Vascular Effects
  • Psychological Impacts
  • Overall Health Deterioration

It is believed by many that erectile dysfunction is a marker of overall health. Doctors are paying attention to those young and healthy people who have abruptly developed erectile dysfunction, especially after having COVID-19, that this can be a sign of something more serious happening.

There is another cause for concern as well. The research is showing the potential testicular damage that can occur following an infection with COVID-19. For now, it is too early to tell if the damage is permanent, temporary or if it affects fertility. Many patients, however, suffer from symptoms for months despite having prior good health.

Doctors are only starting to understand the long-term complications that the virus can cause. This includes:

  • Blood Clots
  • Neurological Issues
  • Damage to the Heart, Lungs & Kidneys
  • Men’s Sexual & Reproductive Health

If you feel you are in need of a urologist in South Florida to aid in determining if you have erectile dysfunction whether it was brought on by COVID-19 or not, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The 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!