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ED Specialist

Chesapeake Wellness Center

Primary Care Practice & Addiction Medicine located in Cecilton, MD, Elkton, MD & Chestertown, MD

It may surprise you to learn that the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) in the United States is 52%. At Chesapeake Wellness Center in Cecilton and Elkton, Maryland, Dr. Paul Katz and the entire medical team understands the complexities of ED and the various methods to manage the condition. If you’re one of the millions of men who suffer from ED and you live in Cecil, Kent, or Queen Anne’s County, please call or use the online booking tool for expert diagnosis and treatment of ED.

ED Q & A

What is ED?

Erectile dysfunction can be brought on by any number of mental or physical conditions affecting men of all ages.

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition in which a male is unable to achieve or maintain an erection long enough for intercourse. It’s estimated that 40% of men in their 40s struggle with ED, a number that steadily increases to 70% of men in their 70s.

What causes ED?

While an erection may seem like a simple process, it’s actually quite complex involving your:

  • Brain
  • Hormones
  • Vascular health
  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Emotions
  • Prostate health

What this means is that a malfunction in any of these areas can lead to ED. That said, the most common drivers of ED include:

  • Heart disease
  • Narrowed blood vessels
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure or high cholesterol
  • Substance use disorders
  • Co-occurring medical conditions like prostate health or multiple sclerosis
  • Certain medications
  • Anxiety or depression

What are the treatments for ED?

Because of the wide range of possibilities, your Chesapeake Wellness Center provider first performs a thorough analysis of your health to determine whether your ED may be part of a larger issue. Once they narrow down their diagnosis, they can get you on the road to better sexual health.

Your provider may recommend a combination of lifestyle changes and medications to achieve long term improvements.

To help manage ED, call Chesapeake Wellness Center or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.