Dr. Kashif Alvi of Urologic Surgeons of Arizona is committed to providing his patients with the best urologic care and treatment. As one of the leading urologists in the Mesa, Arizona area, Dr. Alvi is an expert in treating a wide variety of conditions affecting men’s health, including Erectile Dysfunction (ED). According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction, or the inability to achieve or maintain an erection during sexual activity. And while ED may understandably cause a great deal of stress and embarrassment, Dr. Alvi wants his patients to know that ED is a very common, treatable condition.
It’s common for men to experience occasional erectile problems, because stress, nerves, emotions, hormones, and physiology are all part of the incredibly complex process of male arousal. Since ED may be caused by any number of physical or psychological factors, it’s important to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and go over any medical or emotional history that may be causing the condition. Dr. Alvi at Urologic Surgeons of Arizona can help identify the underlying cause of your ED, and figure out the most appropriate treatment.
ED is a treatable condition, and the type of treatment generally depends on the underlying cause of ED. The anxiety of having experienced erectile problems may be enough to cause anxiety, which can worsen the problem, lead to stress, relationship strain, and low self-confidence. ED may be a result of fatigue, depression, anxiety, stress, or relationship problems, and when physical causes are factored in, it’s understandable why so many men experience ED at one time or another.
Physical Causes of Erectile Dysfunction Include:
- Heart disease, High cholesterol, High blood pressure, or Atherosclerosis (Clogged blood vessels)
- Diabetes, Obesity, or Metabolic syndrome, in which patients accumulate fat around the waist, along with high cholesterol, high insulin levels, and increased blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sleep disorders
- Peyronie’s disease (Development of scar tissue inside the penis)
- Treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate
- Pelvis or spinal cord injuries or surgery
- Certain prescription medications
- Alcoholism, Tobacco use, or other substance abuse
Dr. Alvi’s patients appreciate his compassionate care, and his commitment to providing the best, and most up to date treatment options available. Dr. Alvi is an active member of the American Urological Association (AUA) and Phoenix Urology Society, and he is one of the highest reviewed urologists on healthgrades.com and vitals.com.
Since it can be embarrassing to discuss ED, many men look for treatment options online. However, not all treatments are safe for all men. Dr. Alvi cautions his patients that home remedies might be dangerous, and patients should not self-prescribe for ED. He warns that many of the treatments available on the Internet are scams and advises patients to avoid home remedies as they may not help your ED, and they could damage your health. After a complete evaluation, Dr. Alvi may prescribe a customized regimen of oral medications that are extremely successful at treating erectile dysfunction for most men. Other treatment options for ED include penile implants, penile injections, and hormone therapy.
Urologic Surgeons of Arizona’s Dr. Kashif Alvi is a Board-Certified, Harvard trained urologist with advanced expertise in minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery. As one of the leading urologists in the metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona area, Dr. Alvi treats a wide variety of urologic conditions, including both men’s and women’s health conditions. Dr. Kashif Alvi offers highly specialized treatments for a variety of urologic disorders, including BPH, enlarged prostate, incontinence, and overactive bladder. To learn more about the conditions Dr. Alvi treats or to schedule an appointment, call Urologic Surgeons of Arizona at (480) 409-5060, or request an appointment online.