ED Specialist

Jose L Maymi, MD

Urologist located in Brownsville, TX

While few men want to talk about it, erectile dysfunction (ED) is far more common than you may realize — 15 million to 30 million men live with ED symptoms. Jose Maymi, MD, a board-certified urologist, offers expert and discreet treatments for ED at his practice in Brownsville, Texas. If you’re concerned about ED, call Dr. Maymi or make an appointment online today.

Erectile Dysfunction

What is ED?

ED describes the condition of having trouble achieving or maintaining an erection. It’s common for men to occasionally struggle to maintain an erection due to stress or other temporary factors. However, if you consistently have problems, you should talk to a trusted and experienced urologist such as Dr. Maymi.

 

What is ED?

ED describes the condition of having trouble achieving or maintaining an erection. It’s common for men to occasionally struggle to maintain an erection due to stress or other temporary factors. However, if you consistently have problems, you should talk to a trusted and experienced urologist such as Dr. Maymi.

 

What causes ED?

When you get an erection, your body releases chemicals that increase the blood flow into your penis, filling the two spongy erection chambers known as corpus cavernosum. You need to be physically and mentally aroused to achieve an erection. ED can occur for a variety of physical and mental reasons including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol consumption or drug use
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship problems

While you might not feel comfortable talking about ED, you can count on discreet expert care from Dr. Maymi. ED is often easily treated, and it’s likewise often an early indicator of cardiovascular health problems. 

 

How is the cause of ED diagnosed?

Dr. Maymi provides comprehensive exams and diagnostic testing to identify the cause of your ED. During your exam, he checks your penis and testicles for abnormalities and nerve function. He also takes blood and urine samples to test for conditions such as diabetes, low testosterone, or heart disease that could contribute to your symptoms.

Dr. Maymi asks questions to screen for depression or elevated stress levels that could interfere with your ability to achieve an erection.

 

How is ED treated?

Dr. Maymi provides customized treatment plans for ED, depending on the cause of your symptoms. For example, he may prescribe vasodilators such as sildenafil or tadalafil to increase blood flow to your penis. He may also recommend lifestyle changes to enhance your overall health to improve the frequency and quality of your erections.

Depending on the cause of your ED and the severity of your condition, Dr. Maymi may also recommend prosthesis implantation to help you achieve and maintain an erection for a satisfying sex life.

If you’re concerned about ED, call Dr. Maymi or make an appointment online today, especially if your condition is interfering with your mental health or relationship.