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Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Advance Southern Westchester Medical

Sherif El-Masry, MD

Urologist located in Yonkers, NY

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not something you have to hide or learn to live with. Sherif El-Masry, MD, is a top-rated urologist in Yonkers, New York. He’s skilled in diagnosing the reasons for ED and providing quality medical care that addresses the underlying cause of your symptoms. Call Advanced Urology today to make an appointment with Dr. El-Masry or schedule your visit online.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

ED is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection that’s firm enough and lasts long enough to engage in satisfying sexual intercourse. Many men experience temporary problems with ED, which may be due to stress, illness, or simple fatigue. Persistent problems with ED, however, are not normal and aren’t something you should expect as part of the natural aging process. Many effective treatments exist that can restore your sexual function and make ED part of your past.

What causes ED?

There are many potential causes of ED, which may include:

  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or cardiovascular disease, which may affect the blood flow to your penis that’s necessary for an erection
  • Certain medications, including beta-blockers for hypertension and some antidepressants
  • Excessive alcohol or drug use, including marijuana
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Hormone imbalance

The worry and fear caused by previous episodes of ED can also negatively impact your current sexual function, even when the previous issue was related to a temporary problem, such as lack of sleep during a hectic work week.

What is the treatment for ED?

Effective treatment for ED depends on the underlying cause of your difficulty.

You can rely on Dr. El-Masry to take the time to discuss your symptoms, carefully review your medical history, evaluate the medications or supplements you currently take, and provide a thorough medical exam before he begins to narrow down a treatment strategy that’s most effective for your situation.

Dr. El-Masry may recommend blood tests to check your hormone levels. He’s also interested in your overall energy levels and how that might affect your sexual function. All this information provides him the details he requires to design a personalized treatment strategy, which may include:

  • Reaching out to your primary care physician to ensure your other medical conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, are under good control
  • Oral medications
  • Testosterone replacement therapy

Note that you should never stop any medication without your doctor’s permission. However, the possibility of switching to another type of prescribed medication may also be something Dr. El-Masry reviews with your primary care physician.

Make an appointment with Dr. El-Masry today to discuss your ED symptoms. Call the office or book your visit online.