Erectile Dysfunction Specialist in Sugar Land TX

Helping Men Throughout Southwest Houston with Sexual Dysfunction

Millions of men in the United States suffer from erectile dysfunction. The good news is that medical science has created numerous treatment options for ED.

Make sexual performance a priority and reclaim the intimacy that you have come to cherish with your partner when you visit our Sugar Land urology office for an evaluation. We specialize in treating men with erectile dysfunction (ED) or male impotence and the symptoms that occur with this condition.

Dr. Carl Ogletree is a board-certified men's health specialist that can help revive your sexual confidence so that you can start enjoying the excitement of sex again. With hundreds of successful outcomes every year, we’re confident that we can find the best option for you at our men's health center in Sugar Land, TX. If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction and live near the areas of Katy, Bellaire, Missouri City, Rosenburg, or Pearland, contact Carl Ogletree, MD at (281) 565-3569 today!

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How is ED Diagnosed?

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed? It is typically done through the process of elimination. There are so many factors involved in getting and maintaining an erection firm enough to have sexual relations, your doctor will test one possibility at a time to finally reach the real cause. Only then can proper treatment be provided.

The causes of ED can be due to physical issues, mental/psychological issues, or emotional problems.

Blood tests and a physical exam will indicate any physical issues that can cause ED like the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Kidney disease
  • Low testosterone

Any of these can contribute to erectile dysfunction. If one or more is identified, DOCTOR/PRACTICE may begin treating those particular issues. Several of these physical problems can affect blood flow throughout your body. This, in turn, can be a significant cause of ED.

Dr. Ogletree may do several tests to learn more about your healthy blood flow.

Ultrasound is a test with a wand held over the penis to show blood flow. An injection can be placed at the base of the penis to induce an erection. These two tests may be used together.

In addition, your doctor may suggest an overnight erection test. A device is placed around your penis as you sleep. Since most men have multiple erection at night, this will show whether you can get an erection and how strong. As long as this test shows you can get an erection, then something else is the problem.

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.

  1. 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,
  2. Penson D, et al. Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Spectrum. 2004, Vol 17, No. 4, 225-230.

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Erectile Dysfunction FAQs

What Causes ED?

Several factors can cause erectile dysfunction including age, weight management issues, medications, or current medical conditions that you may be dealing with.

Are Treatment Options the Same for All Men?

Almost all men that suffer from ED are eligible for all of these types of treatment. However, if you suffer from a cardiac disease or have a family history of heart disease, we strongly recommend consulting with your doctor before taking any medication or having any procedures.

Who Can I Contact With General Questions About ED Procedures?

You will be provided with a procedure coordinator who will provide you with information about scheduling, insurance, and notes for preparation and recovery, including a list of any products you may want to purchase before the procedure.

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If you have been experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, please contact our men's health clinic at 281-565-3569 for more information and schedule an appointment today!

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