Though all men may experience an occasional lapse of sexual function, ED is the recurring inability to achieve an adequate erection, despite being sexually aroused. The Canadian Study of Erectile Dysfunction identified that ED impacts half of men over 40.
Erectile dysfunction is a potentially treatable medical condition that is not related to masculinity or sexual prowess.
Symptoms of ED can include:
For some men with ED, penetration may not be possible. For others, penetration can be initiated but not maintained until orgasm is reached.
Men with ED can lose confidence in their sexual ability and their overall sense of self-worth can be negatively affected.
Erectile dysfunction can have a devastating psychological impact for individuals and couples.
While both psychological and biological factors can cause erectile dysfunction, in reality the mind and body work together in sexual arousal, so most men have both factors in varying proportions.
Men with healthier lifestyles – no tobacco, less sitting, more exercise, and who maintain a healthy weight – typically have a lower risk of erectile dysfunction than other men in the same age group.
Men who suffer from clinical depression, anxiety, chronic stress, or who are experiencing challenges in their relationship with their partner, may have erectile difficulties. Some of the medications that treat depression can also contribute to the problem. The inability to perform sexually can cause further anxiety and depression, creating a downward spiral.
Health conditions or lifestyle choices that affect blood circulation, structural anomalies in the penis, certain neurological conditions, hormonal deficiencies, and medication side effects, can all contribute to erectile dysfunction.
“Our treatments offer a long-term solution to the problem.” – Dr. Neil Pollock
Aging is a key contributor in the development of erectile dysfunction.
Lifestyle choices and health conditions which can also contribute include:
ED is a treatable condition and most men are able to return to healthy sexual function with a course of treatment at Precision Sexual Health Clinic for Men. Our doctor will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action.
Potential first line therapies include:
ED Shockwave Therapy is a ground-breaking treatment-delivery system that allows men with ED to regain their normal and natural response to sexual arousal – without drugs, health risks or side effects.
Injection therapy is a simple and near painless procedure which uses factors drawn from your own blood to treat erectile dysfunction.
The procedure is believed to improve blood flow to the shaft through new tissue growth and repair, which improves sexual health and helps men achieve and maintain stronger, firmer erections. Enhanced sexual satisfaction, intimacy and orgasm are all potential benefits.
Trimix is an injectable prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Trimix causes an increase in blood flow to the penis thereby allowing an erection to occur. It delivers a reliable one-hour erection within minutes once the correct dosage is calibrated.
Sex therapy can help a person or couple overcome a variety of sexual difficulties and challenges. Sex therapy is often helpful in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, even when physical factors are the principal cause.
Neuromodulator injection therapy is a simple, non-surgical treatment believed to improve blood flow to the shaft by temporarily relaxing the smooth muscle in the walls of the blood vessels carrying blood to the penis, thereby improving erections.
Enhanced sexual satisfaction, intimacy and orgasm are all potential benefits.
Patients should do everything they can to improve their vascular and aerobic health. Exercise is important, as is a good diet.
Lifestyle changes may allow a man to achieve an erection more easily. Some of the potential lifestyle changes a man can try include:
A man may also want to undergo counselling to help with stress, anxiety, or depression. Changes of this kind are intended to improve the ability to have sexual intercourse without worrying about ED symptoms.