Erectile Dysfunction – Causes and Treatments
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) aka “Impotency”
• ED is trouble getting or maintaining your erection
• ED may occur with reduced sexual desire
• ED is the most common sexual problem
• ED can cause anxiety, poor self-esteem, low self-confidence, tension and problems with your partner(s)
Erectile Dysfunction Stats:
• 10% of men have erectile dysfunction
• It can happen to any man at any age
• 30 million men in the USA have erectile dysfunction
• Half of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction
• Low testosterone and high estrogen levels lead to some serious shrinkage
• Risk of erectile dysfunction goes up with age:
• 39% of men aged 40
• 65% of men over 65 years of age
• Smokers have a higher risk and are also more likely to have low testosterone
There are many potential causes of erectile dysfunction. Many men are under-treated or not treated at all for erectile dysfunction because their doctors are unaware of the options and unwilling to talk about sex.
Lifestyle and Relationships
Relationship problems can cause or be caused by erectile dysfunction. Other factors such as time of day and stress can play a big part. Exercise and a healthy diet and important too. We always consider these issues with our treatments.
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Innovative Sublingual Medications
The problem with traditional oral meds is that when you swallow the pill it may or may not get into your system and make its way to the penis. It was can take hours to see effects and if you have eaten you may or may not get any results at all.
Sublingual medications, on the other hand, are placed under the tongue (hence “sub-lingual”) where they can directly enter the bloodstream. This can greatly speed up the effects and food will have little to no impact on absorption.
There are several different medications that can be placed under the tongue to support better erections. Give us a call to learn more – (425) 455-1700
Trimix and Bimix
These medications are applied directly to the penis and rarely have any side-effects. The main side-effect we see is a firm erection that lasts several hours. Having helped thousands of men achieve satisfactory erections we can help you find the perfect dose so that your erection doesn’t last too long. Trimix and bimix can be used in patients on nitrates or alpha blockers.
Testosterone & Other Hormone Therapies
Our goal is always that you will need less medication in the future. That is why we take a holistic approach and look for the cause of your erection problem. This involves some lab testing. Low testosterone symptoms, for example, if left untreated for extended periods of time can lead to a change in tissue of the penis from being very vascular to more fatty and atrophied.
Many patients receiving a combined approach, hormones that support optimal erectile function, and medications that increase blood flow to the penis, notice that over time their erections improve! Some may not need to take any medication before sex.
Scheduling Your First Visit
If you are having problems with your erections call (425) 455-1700 ASAP to learn more about treatment options. Inactivity can lead to inability and the sooner you get started being active again the sooner we can get “OLD YOU” back. We have solutions for men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and for men taking nitrates.