If you have trouble getting or keeping an erection more than 25% of the time, you should see your health care provider.
While these reasons may seem convincing they should not prevent you from seeking help and improving your quality of life. .
Your private physical examination happens with an ED specialist in a confidential men’s health clinic. Your blood pressure will be checked. Your testicles and penis will be examined, and a brief rectal exam may be recommended to check your prostate health.
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Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is not able to maintain or get an erection. It’s common in men of all ages. Facing erectile dysfunction once in 2-3 months is fine. But if it becomes an ongoing problem, it needs medical intervention in time.
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Erectile dysfunction is common and becomes increasingly more so with age. Complete impotence occurs in 5% of men aged 40 years and 15% of men aged 70 years old. Milder forms of impotence can affect 50% of men aged 50 years old, increasing to 70% of men over 70 years old.
Prevention of some of the causes that contribute to the development of erectile dysfunction can decrease the chances of developing the problem. For example, if a person decreases their chances of developing diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, they will decrease their chances of developing erectile dysfunction. Other things like stopping smoking, eating a healthy diet (heart healthy with adequate vitamin intake), and exercising daily may reduce a person's risk.
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Sexual health clinics treat problems with sexual health. They can provide the same treatment you would get at your GP surgery.
The options for management beyond behaviour modification include TRT, PDE5 inhibitors, intracavernosal injection therapy, vacuum constriction devices (VCDs), intraurethral prostaglandin suppositories and surgical placement of a penile prosthesis.40
Patients of the UAB Urology Clinic usually are referred by their primary care doctor, but some men start their ED treatment journey at the clinic. Almost always, treatment begins with pills designed to increase blood flow to the penis. These include: Sildenafil (Viagra) Tadalafil (Cialis) Vardenafil (Levitra and Staxyn) Avanafil (Stendra)
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The nerves that control an erection lie very close to the prostate. These nerves may be injured during treatment. If the surgeon uses nerve-sparing procedures, some men may regain their previous level of erectile function. This typically takes a year or two.
Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors) unless contraindicated are the recommended first line medical therapy for erectile dysfunction. Currently, there are four different PDE5 inhibitors available. They all work the same way and have essentially the same results. They differ in how long they last in your body and in side effects.