Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

The Y Factor -  - Urologist

The Y Factor

Urologists located in Houston, TX & Tomball, TX

Sexual dysfunction affects more than 30% of all men, so if you’re struggling with problems like reduced libido or difficulty maintaining an erection, you’re not alone. At The Y Factor in Houston, Tomball, and Webster, Texas, the reproductive medicine and urology team uncovers the cause of sexual dysfunction and helps you reclaim your sexuality. Call Russel Williams, MD, and the team at the office nearest you for help now.

Sexual Dysfunction Q&A

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is any problem that prevents you from sexual satisfaction. The most common kinds of sexual dysfunction in men include:

  • Difficulty getting an erection
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection
  • Achieving orgasm too fast
  • Inability to orgasm or delayed orgasm
  • Reduced libido
  • Orgasm without ejaculation (dry ejaculation)

You may have problems in two or more of these areas at one time, depending on the underlying cause of your sexual dysfunction.

What causes sexual dysfunction?

The causes of sexual dysfunction commonly include:

  • Low testosterone levels
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Infections in your urinary tract or prostate gland
  • Diabetes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Blood vessel disorders
  • Smoking 
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Recreational drug use
  • Certain prescription medications

There are also possible psychological causes of sexual dysfunction, including relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. The Y Factor team doesn’t treat psychological sexual dysfunction, but they can refer you to a trusted local professional who can help.

Can Peyronie’s disease cause sexual dysfunction?

Peyronie’s disease, which is typically caused by plaque (scar tissue) growth on one side of your penis, can lead to penile curvature. This condition may lead to painful erections or difficulty performing sexually.

How do you diagnose sexual dysfunction?

At The Y Factor, your urologist discusses your symptoms with you and examines your genitals. Your exam also includes blood tests to check your blood glucose, cholesterol, and testosterone levels. You may also need an imaging study to check blood flow to your penis.

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

Treatment is specific to your type of sexual dysfunction and your individual needs. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Prescription oral medications
  • Natural testosterone enhancement
  • Penile injection therapy
  • Vasoconstrictive rings
  • Vacuum devices
  • Penile implants
  • Shockwave Therapy to the penis

If you have Peyronie’s disease or another condition that causes physical changes and damage within your penis, you may need surgery. Your urology care team at The Y Factor considers your particular situation and unique needs to determine the sexual dysfunction treatment that will be most effective for you.

The Y Factor can help with any type of sexual dysfunction, so there’s no need to suffer through these problems anymore. Call any of the three offices for erectile dysfunction treatment in Houston now.

Our Locations

Multiple locations in the Greater Houston area