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Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Alex Lesani, MD

Robotic Surgeon located in Las Vegas, NV

Approximately 50% or more of men over age 40 suffer from erectile dysfunction to some degree. Dr. Alex Lesani provides results-oriented treatment at his Las Vegas, Nevada, office for this troublesome condition that often causes confidence issues and a diminished sex life. With Dr. Lesani’s help that addresses underlying causes, patients are able to remedy erectile dysfunction. To learn more about how to overcome erectile dysfunction, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, refers to a man’s inability to achieve or maintain an erection adequate for sexual activity. This all too common issue can prevent you from having the pleasurable, healthy sex life you want.

What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

Common signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Difficulty getting an erection to have sex
  • Trouble keeping an erection during sex
  • Diminished interest in having sex

If erectile dysfunction symptoms are prolonged, meaning they last for more than 2-3 months, it’s a good idea to see Dr. Lesani. He can help determine what might be causing your problem.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men, particularly during times of stress. Men with underlying physical or emotional conditions can have a higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity

Other common risk factors include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and drug use. One or several underlying conditions can be the cause of your erectile dysfunction. Discussing your sex life, any medications you’re on, and underlying health conditions can help Dr. Lesani determine what may be causing your erectile dysfunction and prescribe the right course of treatment.

What are the treatment options for erectile dysfunction?

When Dr. Lesani approaches treating erectile dysfunction, he typically starts with addressing the aforementioned risk factors. The first round of treatment generally begins with incorporating a healthy diet, low in animal fat and protein, consistent exercise, cutting out smoking, and limiting alcohol consumption.   

If Dr. Lesani deems medication necessary, he may prescribe options like Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, or Stendra. When lifestyle modifications and medical therapy fail, Dr. Lesani may recommend vacuum erection devices or direct injections into the penis. In rare cases, surgery is a viable option, which entails an implant of an inflatable penile prosthesis that provides you with reliable erections to restore normal sexual activity.

An inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) can put the control back in your hands. The IPP allows you to maintain an erection as long as you want. It can be activated on the spot and allows you to have a spontaneous sex life again. Dr. Lesani uses the American Medical System (AMS) line of penile prosthesis as well as Coloplast products.  

If erectile dysfunction is standing in the way of you having the sex life you want, call or schedule an appointment online today.