A Barometer for Your Health

At Steel City Men’s Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, we understand that erectile dysfunction (ED) is more than just a personal issue—it’s a crucial indicator of your overall health. Often, ED serves as a barometer, signaling underlying health issues that require immediate attention and a thorough diagnosis. This condition is not merely an inconvenience; it’s a serious health concern that can reflect and affect a man’s body, mind, and spirit profoundly.

Erectile dysfunction can undermine the very essence of what it feels to be a man, impacting confidence, drive, self-perception, and performance in all aspects of life, including work and personal relationships. The effects of ED extend beyond personal distress; they can place significant stress on a man’s relationships and overall quality of life. It is crucial, therefore, to address this issue head-on rather than dismissing it as an inevitable part of aging or a temporary problem.

In Pittsburgh, our clinic specializes in the comprehensive wellness of men, tackling health issues at their root. Erectile dysfunction often precedes more severe conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes. This is because the blood vessels in the penis are narrower than in other parts of the body and can reveal problems like clogged arteries or high blood pressure early on. Recognizing and treating ED can not only improve your quality of life but also potentially save it by alerting you to these more severe health risks before they fully manifest.

At Steel City Men’s Clinic, our approach to treating ED involves a holistic evaluation—looking at the entire man, not just the symptoms. We consider every factor that could be contributing to ED, from hormonal imbalances and psychological issues to physical health and lifestyle choices. Our treatment plans are personalized, integrating medical treatments with lifestyle adjustments and psychological support to address the complex nature of ED.

By focusing on erectile dysfunction within the context of overall health, and situating our services in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA, we provide a local, comprehensive solution for men who are dealing with this sensitive issue. We are committed to restoring not just sexual health but also enhancing overall well-being, helping men regain their confidence and vitality.


Today, ED is becoming the modern-day plague of men, affecting men starting in their 20s and higher. A staggering 52 percent of men over the age of 40 suffer from ED, according to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study.

ED is increasingly prevalent with age. Approximately 40 percent of men are affected by age 40, and nearly 70 percent of men are affected by age 70. Currently, age is the variable most strongly associated with ED; however, the numbers are becoming increasingly higher as younger and younger men, some in their 20s even, are reporting they also suffer from ED.


ED is caused by anything that impedes blood flow to the penis. It affects over 30 million men, which means a large number of men are in danger of dying from a serious illness. Many different factors can contribute to the cause of ED, including:

  • Increasing age
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and Type 2
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Obesity
  • Nerve damage
  • Hypertension
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Medication

Medication as a Cause of ED

Be aware that some types of medication may cause or contribute to ED. Most people don’t have any idea that their ED may be linked to any of the below medications, especially antidepressants. Steel City Medical Clinic is here to help you make decisions about which treatment protocols will be best for you and, in some cases, determine whether a medication change may be warranted under the guidance of your primary care physician. Medication that is known to contribute to ED includes:

  • Alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs
  • Analgesics
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antihypertensives
  • Antiparkinson
  • Antipsychotics
  • Cardiovascular agents
  • Cytotoxic agents
  • Diuretics
  • Hormones and hormone-active agents
  • Immunomodulators

Your ED Evaluation

Steel City Medical Clinic is equipped with the most experienced medical staff in the Pittsburgh tri-state area to perform your wellness evaluation, during which we will work to find the source of your ED and determine the appropriate treatment for you. Every patient with ED is unique in their anatomy, desires, stresses, lifestyle and family history. It takes a qualified and astute doctor and staff to uncover the baseline cause or causes of your ED. At Steel City Medical Clinic, our ability to get to the core of the issue differentiates us from others in our field by allowing us to give you the most accurate diagnosis and provide the treatment you deserve. As strange as it sounds, getting evaluated for your ED could save your life! Take it seriously and get expert help.

Treatments Used at SCMC

Steel City Medical Clinic’s treatments focus on targeting the cause of the dysfunction. We use oral medication therapies as well as injectable and oral peptide therapies. Evaluation and optimization of hormones are critical. Unique to Steel City Medical Clinic is an additional evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the possible source of ED. We use only the most advanced and effective sound wave, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and penile pump equipment, as well as the highest-quality biologics, bioidentical hormones and nutraceuticals on the market today.

At Steel City Medical Clinic, we are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating our equipment, our products and our procedures to keep up with new technology and provide you with the absolute best and most complete evaluation and treatment currently available.

Take your ED seriously and do so now. It could save your life. Call Steel City Medical Clinic at (412) 699-0242 today!