Yes and no. Erectile dysfunction is often a symptom of other diseases. erectile dysfunction can occur on its own. However, it is associated with diseases such as type II diabetes, heart disease, low blood pressure and other diseases. It can also be associated with mental illness, stress, and with the normal aging process, so in a sense, there are different types of erectile dysfunction. Medically, however, we often think of erectile dysfunction as a symptom rather than a disease.
Many of us are familiar with medication that treats erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra or Cialis or even the brand name Levitra. These medications offer a solution to correcting erectile dysfunction. They do not cure the causes of erectile dysfunction. Medication is not always the answer, as sometimes the side effects of these drugs is dangerous and not all men can take medication. There are natural ways that Dr. Davis can explain to you that help to control the reasons for erectile dysfunction. One of the primary goals at the Texas Anti-Aging Medicine Institute is to promote the improved quality of life for each patient that comes here. Dr. Davis uses a whole-patient approach to evaluating lifestyle and health as reasons for disease. This means she may look at common issues that cause ED. These include heart disease, diabetes, obesity, diets, nutrition, stress and other normal conditions that may be the cause of erectile dysfunction.
Absolutely. Diet and exercise are important factors in controlling heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Those three diseases are often causes for erectile dysfunction. In addition, diet and exercise can help lower high blood pressure, lower high cholesterol, and improve circulation. Dr. Davis can help you develop a preventative plan that reduces your risk of suffering from erectile dysfunction.