Common urology problems affect adults and children of all ages, but many issues first occur as part of the aging process. Dr. Li Zheng and the team of family medicine physicians at Weibo Medical Care in Flushing, Queens, New York, offer treatment for common urology issues. They are experts at diagnosing the underlying causes and addressing symptoms and individual concerns, including impotence and sexual dysfunction. Call or schedule a urology appointment online with this caring, knowledgeable team.
Common urology conditions include problems that occur within the bladder, kidneys, urethra, ureters, and adrenal glands. Urology health concerns for men also include disorders that affect the penis, prostate, seminal vesicles, testes, and epididymis. Typical related conditions include:
Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Erectile dysfunction (impotence)
Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
Prostatitis (acute and chronic)
Many of these conditions are treated successfully with medications or home remedies and Dr. Zheng prescribes the best combination of treatment methods for your particular urology issues.
What is Impotence?
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction (ED), is a common condition that affects a man’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection. It can also affect the ability to ejaculate. Impotence affects nearly 50% of all American men between the ages of 40 and 70 at least once in their lives.
The risk of experiencing impotence on a regular basis increases with age and can affect you emotionally as well as physically. It often has a negative effect on your sex life and contributes to feelings of low self-esteem. If left untreated, it may lead to depression.
Common causes of impotence include neurological and nerve disorders which prevent the reproductive system from receiving messages from your brain. Some of the disorders that may contribute to sexual dysfunction are:
Brain and spinal tumors
Other causes of erectile dysfunction result from medication side effects, cardiac conditions, or lifestyle factors.
How is Impotence Treated?
After a physical examination and discussion of your overall health, family health history, and any medications you’re taking, Dr. Zheng may recommend or prescribe any of the following:
Prescription medications like Viagra or Cialis
Testosterone replacement therapy
Blood vessel surgery
Natural remedies such as ginseng or acupuncture
Lifestyle changes, such as diet, quitting smoking or exercising
If you have a concern about a urology condition, or want to learn more about treatment options, call or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Zheng and the expert family medicine team at Weibo Medical Care in Flushing.