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Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Leo Altenberg, MD -  - Primary Care

El Paso Men's Clinic

Leo Altenberg, MD

Primary Care & Men's Health located in El Paso, TX

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem that affects as many as 50% of all men under age 40. Though treatable, many men suffer in silence due to the stigma surrounding erectile dysfunction. At El Paso Men’s Clinic in El Paso, Texas, Leo Altenberg, MD, specializes in treating erectile dysfunction and performing penis girth enlargement (PGE). He provides high-quality care and support needed to restore your sexual health, self-confidence, and a general sense of well-being. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

It’s normal to have difficulty getting an erection from time-to-time. However, it’s not normal to experience this problem on a routine basis. 

Erectile dysfunction is when you can’t get or maintain an erection long enough for intercourse. It’s one of the most common sexual issues in men. 

Men may have a difficult time talking about their erectile dysfunction or may not recognize the symptoms. Dr. Altenberg specializes in men’s health and wants you to know your erectile dysfunction is a treatable condition and not something you should ignore. In fact, many of the same treatments used to treat erectile dysfunction can also be used for penis growth enlargement. 

What conditions are related to erectile dysfunction?

There are many conditions related to erectile dysfunction. Knowing the related conditions may help you recognize the early signs and symptoms to get the help you need.  

Conditions related to erectile dysfunction include:

Delayed or premature ejaculation

Many men with erectile dysfunction have a history of delayed or premature ejaculation. 

Pelvic floor issues

Pelvic floor muscle weakness or dysfunction may make everyday activities, such as urination or intercourse, more difficult. 

Low testosterone

Testosterone levels decrease as you get older. Low testosterone is a common problem in older men, as well as some younger men. A decrease in the male sex hormone affects libido and erections. 

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction may develop from many underlying causes. However, one of the most common is age. Men over the age of 40 are at greater risk of developing erectile dysfunction. 

Other causes include:

  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Recreational drugs
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity

When you visit El Paso Men's Clinic for an erectile dysfunction or a penis girth enlargement consultation, Dr. Altenberg conducts an in-depth clinical exam so he can design an effective treatment plan.

How is erectile dysfunction treated?

Dr. Altenberg takes a holistic approach to treating erectile dysfunction and focuses on addressing the root cause of your problem. Your treatment plan may include lifestyle modifications or disease-specific medications.

He also offers innovative treatments such as:

P-Shot®

The P-Shot is an injection that contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP). When injected into the head and shaft of your penis, the P-Shot stimulates the production of blood vessels and nerve endings to improve erections and sensation. 

Acoustic shockwave therapy

Acoustic shockwave therapy increases blood flow to the penis by opening existing blood vessels and stimulating the growth of new blood vessels. 

Hormone replacement therapy 

For men with low testosterone, Dr. Altenberg may recommend hormone replacement therapy to optimize levels.

For a more holistic and supportive approach to treating erectile dysfunction, call  El Paso Men’s Clinic or book an appointment online today.