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Dispelling the Myths about Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by many different physical and psychological factors. While ED does not pose any immediate risk, it should be treated by

a doctor as soon as


Treatment for erectile dysfunction is typically very effective. It is important to know the myths about erectile dysfunction from the facts:

  • Myth: Treating erectile dysfunction can be done at home by using over the counter herbal remedies and supplements without consulting a doctor.
    • Fact: Many so-called “home remedies” for

      erectile dysfunction can cause complications and side-effects. Taking supplements, especially those not prescribed by a doctor, is dangerous and not advisable for men with erectile dysfunction.

  • Myth: Medication is the only way to treat erectile dysfunction.
    • Fact: A doctor may prescribe many treatments for ED including exercise intended to increase blood-flow and relieve symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
  • Myth: Men with diabetes, high-blood pressure and heart conditions cannot be treated for erectile dysfunction.
    • Fact: Penile injections can be effective in up to 80% of diabetic men suffering from ED. Hormone therapy in the form of a pill or patch can help boost testosterone levels which can help treat many sexual health problems.
  • Myth: Erectile dysfunction therapy requires multiple treatments.
    • Fact: Physicians can typically diagnose and recommend treatment for erectile dysfunction treatment after only a single visit.
  • Myth: Taking a single pill can cure erectile dysfunction.
    • Fact: A doctor will typically recommend a combination therapy intended to treat erectile dysfunction on a systemic level. Quitting cigarette smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol can also be extremely effective in treating erectile dysfunction.

It is important for men experiencing erectile dysfunction to communicate with their physicians and their partners about their symptoms. A regular exercise program is an excellent way to improve overall health and reduce sexual health problems.

To find out more information, contact one of our National Male Medical Clinics today.