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Erectile Dysfunction

Jeffery Tun, MD

Primary Care Physician located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Forest Hills, NY

Erectile dysfunction affects around 30 million men in the United States. At his office in Midtown East, Manhattan in New York City, Dr. Tun understands that, while common, erectile dysfunction isn’t a normal part of aging. He provides comprehensive care for erectile dysfunction through thorough testing and treatment. To learn more about erectile dysfunction, call Jeffrey Tun, MD, today or schedule an appointment online.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition in which a man struggles to achieve or maintain an erection for long enough to enjoy sexual satisfaction. While many men experience erectile dysfunction from time to time, it can become an ongoing issue. Long-term ED can interfere with your sexual relationships and diminish your confidence.

At his practice, Dr. Tun offers the most effective solutions to treat erectile dysfunction in men of all ages. 

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

Short-term ED typically isn’t cause for concern. However, if you frequently experience any of the following symptoms of erectile dysfunction, talk to Dr. Tun about your treatment options:

  • Difficulty getting an erection
  • Inability to maintain an erection
  • Low libido
  • Premature or delayed ejaculation

Depending on the cause of erectile dysfunction, you may experience other uncomfortable symptoms, such as hair loss, increased abdominal fat, or loss of muscle mass.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Numerous physical, mental, and emotional factors can cause erectile dysfunction. Short-term ED is often the result of stress, anxiety, or even relationship concerns affecting your sexual desire. Frequent erectile dysfunction may be a sign of an underlying physical condition, such as:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Low testosterone levels (low T)
  • Prostate cancer treatment

A full physical exam is critical to uncover the cause of erectile dysfunction. Depending on the results from your physical, Dr. Tun may order additional testing, such as blood work or imaging scans, to further investigate your symptoms.

What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a complex condition that demands personalized treatment. Some of the most common treatments Dr. Tun recommends for erectile dysfunction include:

  • Sildenafil (Viagra®)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra®)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis®)
  • Hormone therapy
  • Implantable hormone pellets
  • Medication changes
  • Weight loss
  • Regular exercise

Medication isn’t the only solution when treating erectile dysfunction. If necessary, Dr. Tun may provide sexual health education or refer you to a behavioral health specialist.

To learn more about erectile dysfunction, call Jeffrey Tun, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.