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What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction is a medical condition where a man is consistently unable to achieve and maintain an erection that allows for satisfactory sexual function.

Though all men may experience an occasional lapse of sexual function, ED is the recurring inability to achieve an adequate erection, despite being sexually aroused. The Canadian Study of Erectile Dysfunction identified that ED impacts half of men over 40.

Erectile dysfunction is a potentially treatable medical condition that is not related to masculinity or sexual prowess.

ED is a treatable medical condition, and most men are able to return to healthy sexual function. Our Hamilton doctor can help.

Symptoms Of Erectile Dysfunction

Symptoms of ED can include:

  • Erections are hard to get
  • Erections are less rigid
  • Erections are not satisfactory for penetration
  • Erections cannot be maintained during sexual activity or until the man’s orgasm is reached
  • Erections cannot be achieved at all

For some men with ED, penetration may not be possible. For others, penetration can be initiated but not maintained until orgasm is reached.

Men with ED can lose confidence in their sexual ability and their overall sense of self-worth can be negatively affected.

Erectile dysfunction can have a devastating psychological impact for individuals and couples.

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Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

While both psychological and biological factors can cause erectile dysfunction, in reality the mind and body work together in sexual arousal, so most men have both factors in varying proportions.

Men with healthier lifestyles – no tobacco, less sitting, more exercise, and who maintain a healthy weight – typically have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction than other men in the same age group.

Psychological Causes of ED

Men who suffer from clinical depression, anxiety, chronic stress, or who are experiencing challenges in their relationship with their partner, may have erectile difficulties. Some of the medications that treat depression can also contribute to the problem. The inability to perform sexually can cause further anxiety and depression, creating a downward spiral.

Biological Causes of ED

Health conditions or lifestyle choices that affect blood circulation, structural anomalies in the penis, certain neurological conditions, hormonal deficiencies, and medication side effects, can all contribute to erectile dysfunction.

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Risk Factors for ED

Aging is a key contributor in the development of erectile dysfunction.

  • Vascular causes account for up to 70% of cases of erectile dysfunction.
  • High cholesterol and the buildup of arterial plaque over time cause blood vessels to narrow, lessening the capability of your circulatory system.
  • Risk of heart disease and diabetes also increase with age which can cause or worsen erectile dysfunction.
  • Men’s testosterone levels naturally decline at a rate of 1% a year, starting in a man’s thirties.

Lifestyle choices and health conditions which can also contribute include:



Sedentary Lifestyle

Poor Diet and Blood Sugar Control

Chronic Alcohol / Substance Abuse

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Mississauga

ED is a treatable condition and most men are able to return to healthy sexual function with a course of treatment at Precision Sexual Health Clinic for Men. Our doctor will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action.

Potential first line therapies include:

ED Shockwave Therapy is a ground-breaking treatment-delivery system that allows men with ED to regain their normal and natural response to sexual arousal – without drugs, health risks or side effects.

Injection therapy is a simple and near painless procedure which uses factors drawn from your own blood to treat erectile dysfunction.

The procedure is believed to improve blood flow to the shaft through new tissue growth and repair, which improves sexual health and helps men achieve and maintain stronger, firmer erections. Enhanced sexual satisfaction, intimacy and orgasm are all potential benefits.

Trimix is an injectable prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Trimix causes an increase in blood flow to the penis thereby allowing an erection to occur. It delivers a reliable one-hour erection within minutes once the correct dosage is calibrated.

Sex therapy can help a person or couple overcome a variety of sexual difficulties and challenges. Sex therapy is often helpful in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, even when physical factors are the principal cause.

Neuromodulator injection therapy is a simple, non-surgical treatment believed to improve blood flow to the shaft by temporarily relaxing the smooth muscle in the walls of the blood vessels carrying blood to the penis, thereby improving erections.

Enhanced sexual satisfaction, intimacy and orgasm are all potential benefits.

Lifestyle Modifications to Treat ED in Burlington

Patients should do everything they can to improve their vascular and aerobic health. Exercise is important, as is a good diet.

Lifestyle changes may allow a man to achieve an erection more easily. Some of the potential lifestyle changes a man can try include:

Quitting Smoking

Exercising Regularly

Reducing the Consumption of Alcohol

Eliminating the Use of Recreational Drugs

A man may also want to undergo counselling to help with stress, anxiety, or depression. Changes of this kind are intended to improve the ability to have sexual intercourse without worrying about ED symptoms.