Erectile Dysfunction

Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Tyrone, GA

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects about half of men in their 50s. It’s often embarrassing and can ruin your confidence and quality of life. At the Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics in Tyrone, Georgia, board-certified cosmetic surgeon and OB/GYN specialist Kendy Verpile, MD, FACOG, and her team offer numerous ED treatments to restore sexual function. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your options.

Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a type of sexual dysfunction that makes it difficult for you to get or keep an erection that’s strong enough for sexual intercourse. You might also experience reduced sexual desire. 

Numerous risk factors, including age, put you at risk of ED, and it's a common problem among men. Fortunately, several treatments can offer you relief.

What are the risk factors for ED?

Some of the many risk factors that can contribute to low testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction include:

  • Older age
  • Stress, depression, or anxiety
  • Some medical conditions
  • Tobacco, drug, or alcohol use
  • Being overweight
  • Inactivity
  • Genetics
  • Past medical treatments
  • Injuries
  • Certain medications

Complications associated with ED can include an unsatisfactory sex life, anxiety, embarrassment, impotence, and problems with interpersonal relationships.

How is ED diagnosed?

Your provider can diagnose erectile dysfunction after discussing your symptoms. They also review your medical history, complete a physical examination, and may recommend diagnostic tests to rule out underlying medical problems. 

Examples include blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound, or a psychological examination.

How is ED treated?

A wide variety of ED treatments are available at the Center for Women’s Health and Aesthetics. Your provider might recommend:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of ED and its complications. Examples include not smoking, losing weight, getting more physical activity, cutting back on alcohol or recreational drugs, and eating a healthy diet. Consider counseling if you suffer from relationship problems, chronic stress, depression, or anxiety.


Your doctor can prescribe certain medications that help you get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sexual intercourse.


The Priapus Shot, or P-Shot, uses platelets sourced from your blood to stimulate blood flow and new cell growth, as well as improve sexual sensation. Your doctor injects platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into your penis to help you achieve better erections.


BioTE bioidentical hormone replacement therapy increases the amount of testosterone in your body. Your provider implants a tiny pellet just beneath the skin in your upper buttocks to release hormones into your bloodstream steadily over time.

Don’t live with ED when simple, noninvasive treatments can restore your quality of life. Book an appointment by phone or online with the Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics to find out which erectile dysfunction treatment is right for you.