Male Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

ED Specialists of Connecticut

Gerard J Pregenzer, Jr, M.D.

Erectile Dysfunction Specialist & Urologist located in Hartford, CT & Enfield, CT

Male sexual dysfunction is a common occurrence among men of all ages, and it can have a severe impact on quality of life. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to hold you back any longer. Gerard Pregenzer, Jr., MD, provides state-of-the-art treatments for male sexual dysfunction at ED Specialists of Connecticut, conveniently located in Hartford, Connecticut. To book an appointment simply call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

Male Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is male sexual dysfunction?

Male sexual dysfunction is an umbrella term for any condition that hinders you or your partner from achieving sexual satisfaction. These conditions can be rooted in both psychological and physical problems. Male sexual dysfunction is most common in older men, but it can happen at any age. 

How does male sexual dysfunction manifest?

There are four main types of male sexual dysfunction:

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition characterized by difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse. It’s relatively common and affects about half of American men who are over the age of 40.

There are many potential causes for ED, such as:

  • Diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Injury to the penis
  • Performance anxiety, stress, or depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Nerve disorders

Certain lifestyle factors, like overeating, lack of exercise, and consuming alcohol or cigarettes can also cause ED.

Low libido

Low libido is a reduced interest in sexual activities or desires. It’s commonly seen in connection with low levels of testosterone, which is a male hormone that maintains the sex drive and affects your body and mood. Certain medications, high blood pressure, and diabetes can also cause low libido.

Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation involves ejaculating before any sexual penetration or too soon after sexual penetration. It’s typically a result of performance anxiety, but it might also be caused by:

  • History of sexual repression
  • Interpersonal or communication issues with your partner
  • Stress
  • Low confidence or self-esteem
  • Depression

Some studies have found that the breakdown of serotonin in the brain might also be a factor in premature ejaculation.

Delayed ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation is when it takes you too long to ejaculate, or when you don’t ejaculate at all. Causes can include physical concerns, like alcohol abuse, chronic health problems, surgeries, or side effects of medications. Delayed ejaculation can also happen as a result of psychological factors like relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, or stress.

How do you treat male sexual dysfunction?

Your treatment for male sexual dysfunction will depend on the type of dysfunction you’re experiencing, but in general, Dr. Pregenzer can treat the issues by addressing the underlying physical or psychological factors causing the condition. This might involve psychological therapy, hormone therapy, medications, or mechanical aids.

Start working towards your solution today by calling the offices at ED Specialists of Connecticut or booking an appointment online.