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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

National Male Medical Clinics completely and successfully treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED) also called “impotence” is the persistent inability to get or sustain an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse.

If you have any of the following symptoms you may have ED:

    • Trouble getting an erection
    • Trouble keeping an erection
    • Reduced sexual desire


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How Common Is ED?

A very large number of men experience the occasional failure to achieve an erection, which can occur for a whole host of reasons, such as from drinking too much alcohol or from exhaustion.

Inability to achieve an erection less than 20% of the time is not unusual. Failure to achieve an erection more than 50% of the time usually indicates there is a problem, which needs treatment.

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience ED on a long-term basis. Above age 70, there is about a 95% likelihood of having some difficulty with erectile function. Men with diabetes tend to develop erectile dysfunction 10 to 15 years earlier than men without diabetes.

What Causes ED?

Factors both physical and psychological can cause ED. Physical cause include heart disease, high blood pressure, restricted blood flow (arteriosclerosis), obesity, diabetes, low testosterone (LowT), penile scar tissue, certain prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol or substance use and prostate cancer treatments.

What Happens at the First Appointment?

Immediately upon your arrival, you will be taken to a private examining room to see a doctor. He will perform a few tests, including an ultrasound test, check all medical conditions, and ask about any medications you are presently taking. He will take those results and discuss with you the best treatment to fix your problem immediately and to get and maintain an erection.

The process is safe and painless with zero side effects and you get all of this on your first consultation. After several minutes he will return to the room to be sure you are happy with the results. He will then discuss with you the time you would like to maintain your erection each time you have sex. Your total visit will last about 1 ½ to 2 hours as we need to make sure your test dose worked effectively.

How is ED Diagnosed?

After an examination, plus medical and sexual history, blood tests and urinalysis are requested to measure levels and screen for diseases causing or increasing the likelihood of ED.

What is the Treatment for ED?

ED can be treated at any age. Because there is more awareness that this problem is experienced by most men, the embarrassment usually associated with the problem is reduced. Men have been getting help and are experiencing improved sexual activity because of superior treatments that are effective and affordable for men at every stage of their adult life.

Treatment can range from drug therapy to psychotherapy or even surgery. The ideal solution is drug therapy. National Male Medical Clinics Expert licensed Physicians utilize drug therapy.

Available Medications for Treating ED

The National Male Medical Clinics Physician will discuss with you the available treatment options. There is medication which will improve the reaction to sexual stimulus, or which will produce an erection involuntarily when taken.

If I Am Taking Nitrates or Alpha-blockers Can I Take the Medication?

Yes, National Male Medical Clinics can effectively treat men taking nitrate-based medications or alpha-blockers.

Drugs such as Viagra®, Levitra® or Cialis® should not be used by men on nitrate medication for heart problems because combining them can cause a sudden and severe lowering of blood pressure. Our experienced licensed Physician will discuss medications available to men that currently take medications that are nitrate-based.

You will be asked to provide the physician with a list of all medication you are taking. If you take alpha-blockers, which are used to treat prostate enlargement or high blood pressure the doctor may need to adjust your ED prescription. He will make certain to avoid any combination of drugs that can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure.

How Do I Talk to My Man About Erectile Dysfunction?

We found this video to be helpful advice for women facing the difficult decision of talking to their man about erectile dysfunction.

Dr. Robert Hicks of the UK Explains the Symptoms and Causes of ED.

This video might help encourage those men who are having trouble deciding whether or not to seek treatment to take the first step and see a physician.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNXtr52jXWk

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