Erectile Dysfunction

Adel Zakhary, MD -  - Internist

Adel Zakhary, MD

Internist located in Colleyville, TX

Erectile dysfunction affects approximately 30 million men in America. For men in and around Colleyville and Fort Worth, Dr. Zakhary offers numerous treatment options for ED which can help to ensure that a life of intimacy is within their reach.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is defined as the inability to get or sustain an erection which is firm enough to engage in sexual intercourse. While occasional issues are not uncommon, frequent ED can be a sign of a health problem or can be connected to relationship or emotional issues which need to be addressed.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction? 

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by various factors and a person can be dealing with more than one. Potential causes include:

  • Injuries
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Relationship problems
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Damage from cancer or surgery

What Treatment Options Are Available? 

Treatment for ED will depend on what is causing the problem. When the problem is connected to an underlying medical issue, treating the condition can help eliminate ED. ED is frequently connected to a man’s lifestyle. Healthy changes can help treat ED and include things like losing weight, discontinuing the use of drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, and increased physical activity. When emotional or relationship issues are the cause, therapy or counseling may be needed. Medications are also available for the treatment of ED and can be very effective. Which drug is right for the person will depend on his overall health and a variety of other factors. It is important to speak with the doctor before using medications to treat ED. Surgical options are also available and are usually used to repair damaged blood vessels or insert a penile implant. The implants are typically used when all other options have failed to achieve results. Talk with the doctor about what type of treatment is best for your unique situation. Some medications can interfere with the drugs used to treat ED. It is important to discuss any and all medications being used with the doctor to ensure no complications arise.


Insurances We Accept

We accept Medicare and most commerical forms of insurance. For any insurance related questions, please call our office.