Texas Urological Clinic
Shawn P Todd, DO, PA
Urologist located in Lufkin, TX
If you’re one of the 30 million men in the United States dealing with erectile dysfunction, you can find comprehensive help at Texas Urological Clinic. Shawn Todd, DO, PA, specializes in sexual wellness services for men who want to improve the health of their erections. Dr. Todd provides a discreet, comfortable space for men to discuss their symptoms. He also customizes treatment plans using medications, lifestyle changes, and hormone replacement therapy to enhance the strength and reliability of erections. Call the office in Lufkin, Texas, today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for erectile dysfunction, or book an appointment online.
Erectile Dysfunction Q&A
What is erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) describes an inability to achieve or maintain an erection that’s healthy enough for sex.
The process of sexual arousal in men is complex. Dysfunction in any of the contributing systems, including the nerves, muscles, hormones, and brain, can lead to ED. Men are at increased risk for experiencing erectile dysfunction as they age.
Many other factors can contribute to ED, including:
- Weight challenges
- High cholesterol
- Sleep disorders
- Low testosterone
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
Erectile dysfunction can also be a side effect of treatments for prostate cancer or an enlarged prostate.
When should I schedule a consultation for erectile dysfunction?
Many men will experience occasional difficulties achieving a healthy erection, but you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Texas Urological Clinic if you have recurrent erectile dysfunction for unknown reasons.
It’s especially important to seek medical attention if you have underlying health issues like heart disease, diabetes, or other conditions that can contribute to ED.
Dr. Todd offers physical exams, urine tests, and bloodwork in-office to rule out infections, uncontrolled blood sugar levels, and other health issues. He may request an ultrasound to check for circulatory problems in the penis.
You should be open about any emotional, mental, or psychological issues going on in your life because they can also play a role in erectile dysfunction. Dr. Todd may also ask you questions about your lifestyle and relationships to identify things like depression, anxiety, and chronic stress.
How is erectile dysfunction treated?
There are several treatment options for erectile dysfunction. Depending on the underlying cause of your condition, Dr. Todd may recommend medications like Cialis® and Viagra® that relax the muscles in your penis to increase blood circulation.
The Intimacy and Wellness Clinic at Texas Urological Clinic also offers bioidentical hormone therapy to correct low testosterone levels that contribute to poor-quality erections.
If oral medications aren’t effective, you may be a candidate for the Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®) a penile injection that delivers medications directly into your penis to enhance erections.
Dr. Todd may also recommend lifestyle and dietary changes to improve your overall sexual wellness and function. If you’re stressed out or have issues like anxiety or depression, he can refer you to a mental health specialist for additional care.
To schedule a consultation for erectile dysfunction, call Texas Urological Clinic today, or book an appointment online.