Erectile dysfunction, or ED, affects about half of men in their 50s. If you have difficulty getting or keeping an erection, Ramin Khalili, MD, Armen Dikranian, MD, and their specialized staff can help at Huntington Urology Specialists, located in Pasadena, California. They offer a wide array of modern treatments, medications, hormone therapy, injectables, and penile implant procedure, to improve your sex life and confidence. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your options.

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What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

ED is a type of sexual dysfunction in men that prevents you from getting or keeping an erection that’s firm enough for sex. You might also experience reductions in sexual desire. Treatment can restore your sex life and your relationship with your partner.

What are the risk factors for ED?

Numerous factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction, including:

  • Heart disease or diabetes
  • Other chronic diseases
  • Obesity
  • Excessive alcohol or tobacco use
  • Sleep disorders
  • Prostate treatments
  • Some surgeries
  • Injuries
  • Low testosterone levels
  • Stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Some medications

Complications associated with ED can include an unsatisfactory sex life, relationship problems, low self-esteem, and inability to get your partner pregnant.

To reduce your risk of developing ED, lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Don’t smoke or drink excessively, seek help for stress, anxiety, and depression, and see your doctor for routine checkups.

How is ED diagnosed?

To find out if you have ED, your doctor reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. They complete a physical exam and might recommend diagnostic testing to determine if you have an underlying medical problem. Examples include blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound, and a psychological examination.

How is ED treated?

The expert team at Huntington Urology Specialists personalizes each erectile dysfunction treatment based on your unique needs. They might recommend:

Lifestyle changes

Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking are ways you can improve ED and your sex life.

Hormone replacement therapy

If ED results from low testosterone, your provider offers hormone replacement therapy to boost your levels and help you experience stronger, firmer erections.


Oral medications, injections, and suppositories are additional ED solutions that can give you better erections.

Penile implants

Urologists at Huntington Urology Specialists offer penile implants, a surgical procedure in which an inflatable device helps you better control the timing and duration of erections.

Don’t live with erectile dysfunction if it causes problems in relationships or makes you self-conscious. Schedule an appointment with Huntington Urology Specialists by phone or online to get treated today.