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Erectile Dysfunction

Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is difficult for many men to talk about. The good news is that you’re not alone, it’s not your fault, and there is help. ED, formerly known as male impotence, doesn’t usually go away by itself. This is because, despite what many men believe, erectile dysfunction is not a mental problem. In fact, in the vast majority of cases, the cause of erectile dysfunction is purely physical.

In the vast majority of ED cases, the cause of erectile dysfunction is purely physical.

With the advent of ED drugs like Cialis and Viagra, fortunately men are now far more informed about erectile dysfunction. They know treatments for erectile dysfunction are available and they need not feel “impotent.”

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is defined as the consistent inability to generate or maintain an erection of sufficient rigidity for sexual intercourse. Just because you can’t get an erection every time you try doesn’t necessarily mean you have erectile dysfunction.

Don't be afraid to ask for help

Los Angeles urologist Dr. Michael Safir sees patients suffering from erectile dysfunction all the time, so he understands how they feel. The embarrassment, the frustration, wondering, "Why is this happening to me?" Dr. Safir's experience and compassion helps his patients move past the problem by tailoring solutions to allow them to live a happy, active lifestyle free from erectile dysfunction.

The Difference That Dr. Safir Brings...

Dr. Michael Safir is not only a board-certified urologist; he is also a nationally-renowned urologic surgeon. He specializes in the rapidly developing field of reconstructive urology. Dr. Safir is one of only a handful of urologists worldwide to have completed separate fellowship training in reconstructive female urology surgery (at UCLA) and male genitourinary surgery (at UCSF). The American Board of Medical Specialties has just recently recognized female pelvic reconstructive surgery as a distinct subspecialty.

Dr. Safir lectures at medical conventions and seminars, and travels throughout the country training other urologists and gynecologists in the latest, advanced techniques for surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse.

Dr. Safir has also trained with some of the nation's leading urologists, including Dr. Paul E. Perito www.peritourology.com.

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