Lakeshore Urology

Lakeshore Urology , PLC
Serving Grand Haven, Muskegon, Shelby and the Lakeshore of West Michigan  (616) 604-8363

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot get or keep an erection of a quality to complete intercourse.  This can happen to all men from time to time, and isn't necessarily a concern.  But if ED occurs regularly, it can affect your relationship, cause stress and loss of self-esteem.

Talking about ED to your healthcare provider may seem awkward or petty, but should be discussed if it is a regular occurence.  It can be a sign of other underlying conditions that need treatment such as diabetes or heart disease.

The process for a man to get an erection is complex, requiring hormones, emotions, blood vessels, nerves and the brain.

ED can be caused by many things including:

  • Anxiety/Stress/Depression and their Treatments
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Medications
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use
  • Neurologic Conditions (Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Injury/Trauma)
  • Hormonal Conditions (Low Testosterone, Hypothyroidism)
  • Prostate Problems and their Treatments (Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, BPH next...