Male Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

Jenelle E. Foote, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Urologist located in Atlanta, GA

Sexual dysfunction in men can occur at any age. If you’re experiencing difficulty with ejaculation or have a low sex drive, urology expert Dr. Jenelle Foote offers numerous treatment options for improving function and restoring your sexual desire at Midtown Urology in Atlanta, Georgia. Call today or book an appointment online.

Male Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What does sexual dysfunction mean for men?

For men, sexual dysfunction is a condition that inhibits their ability to attain sexual satisfaction caused by a physical or psychological issue. You can develop sexual dysfunction at any age, but it’s more common as you get older.

What causes sexual dysfunction in men?

Common causes of sexual dysfunction include:

  • Low testosterone
  • Smoking, drug abuse, or alcoholism
  • Atherosclerosis or nerve damage caused by diabetes
  • Certain medication
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Work or relationship stress

What are the types of sexual dysfunction in men?

The types of sexual dysfunction in men include:

  • Erectile dysfunction: inability to get or sustain an erection
  • Low libido: low overall sex drive or lack of desire for sex
  • Premature ejaculation: orgasming too quickly
  • Delayed ejaculation: unable to orgasm or delayed orgasms

What is erectile dysfunction?

It’s normal to have difficulty getting an erection occasionally, but if your inability to get or sustain an erection is chronic and affecting your relationship it may be erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is also referred to as impotence and is one of the most common forms of sexual dysfunction in men, affecting nearly 30 million men in the United States.

Causes of erectile dysfunction can be emotional, hormonal, or physical and include:

  • Stress
  • Diseases that affect the blood flow to the penis
  • Nerve disorders that affect sensation
  • Chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes

If you’re a smoker, obese, or inactive, you’re at an increased risk of developing ED.

How is sexual dysfunction in men treated?

Treatment for your sexual dysfunction depends on the cause and may include:

  • Medication to increase blood flow to the penis
  • Hormone therapy for low testosterone levels
  • Mechanical aids such as a penile implant or penis pump

If your sexual dysfunction is the result of a psychological problem or an issue with your relationship, Dr. Foote may recommend therapy.

Lifestyle changes can also help improve sexual health, including engaging in regular activity and eating a healthy diet. If you smoke, Dr. Foote recommends that you quit.

For medical treatment for your sexual dysfunction, call the office or book an appointment online.

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