Erectile Dysfunction Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Dr. Ashley Tapscott takes great pride in delivering the most personal care for life’s most personal issues. She understands that erectile dysfunction is a private and emotional condition that affects you not only physically, but psychologically as well. Becuase of this our team is very mindful of your need for compassion as well as discretion. When you turn to Dr. Tapscott for your care, you can expect to be treated with dignity and respect. Erectile dysfunction can be a difficult condition to talk about and can cause a man to lose self-esteem, have emotional distress, and even depression. This affects their partners as well.
Rest assured that highly trained urologist Dr. Ashley Tapscott understands what you are going through and can confidently say that virtually all men can be successfully treated for ED and resume a normal sex life.
Why More Men Choose Dr. Tapscott
In short, Dr. Tapscott's training in Urologic and Male Sexual Health is second to none. As a board certified urologist and fellowship trained in male and female sexual dysfunction, Dr. Tapscott is the area leader in helping men suffering from erectile dysfunction. This includes additional subspecialty training by completing a fellowship in male sexual dysfunction, and urologic prosthetics at The Cleveland Clinic. Because of this, men from surrounding areas of Lake Norman, Concord, Gastonia, Fort Mill, South Park and Mooresville make the drive with confidence that their ED will be a thing of the past.
Take the first step towards regaining the sexual health you once had! Contact Dr. Tapscott to schedule a consultation with us today.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction: It’s common, and it’s treatable.
If you are dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED), you are not alone: nearly one in every four men over sixty-five will experience some degree of erectile dysfunction.1 Younger men often struggle with ED as well. By taking the time to educate yourself about ED, you’ve made an important first step in finding a solution to erectile dysfunction (impotence).
Erectile Dysfunction is the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
Erectile Dysfunction can be:
- A total inability to achieve an erection – You can never get an erection.
- An inconsistent ability to do so – You can only occasionally get an erection.
- A tendency to sustain only brief erections – You can get an erection, but can’t keep it long enough for satisfying sex.
What Causes ED?
As a result of recent medical research, it is now known that more than 80% of men suffering from ED can trace its origin to a physical problem or disorder.
For most men, the cause of ED can now be fairly easily identified. Once identified, proper treatment can be recommended that may help you return them to a satisfying sex life.
ED can be caused by physical disorders such as:
- An injury (i.e. brain or spinal cord)
- A disease (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol)
- Various studies have estimated that between 20% – 71% of individuals with diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction.2
- An operation (i.e. prostate gland removal)
- Substance use (i.e. tobacco, drugs, alcohol or medications)
Other facts about Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence):
- Approximately 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction.
- Most men with erectile dysfunction still have the ability to have an orgasm and father a child, but often have difficulty doing these things because they can’t get or sustain an erection.
- Erectile dysfunction is not normal and is by no means an inevitable consequence of aging.
- Most men at one time or another during their sexual lives are unable to get or keep an erection. This is normal and does not indicate a problem. However, millions of men of all ages experience this inability as a continuing problem.
- In most cases, erectile dysfunction can be overcome.
- Rosen R, et al. The process of care model for evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Int’l J. Impotence Research. 1999; 11, 59-74,
- Penson D, et al. Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Spectrum. 2004, Vol 17, No. 4, 225-230.
Schedule Your ED Appointment Online Today!
Contact Dr. Tapscott to schedule a consultation at her Huntersville office in North Charlotte by calling (704) 766-1147, or simply fill out our online form for an appointment.