It is estimated that around half of the UK male population will experience at least one episode of Erectile Dysfunction between the ages 40-70.
What is it? Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. There are many causes, from medical conditions, medication and lifestyle factors. It is most common in diabetics; IDDM (insulin dependent) especially. It also occurs in Vasculopathic patients. Lifestyle factors that can bring on or worsen the condition include drinking to much alcohol and tiredness.
What treatments are available? To treat Erectile Dysfunction treatments may include PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra); Vacuum Devices; Injection Therapies or a combination of all or any of these. You can also be referred for implant surgery.
After a full consultation and medical history is taken, a plan for treatment will be discussed. Sometimes just talking about the problem and making some lifestyle changes will be all that is needed.
Do I have to go to my GP for treatment? No. Some GP’s do offer the service but some do not. GP’s will come with a long waiting list and some people may not prefer to see their own GP about this personal matter. There are many private Erectile Dysfunction clinics in the UK which offer the discreet and private service with no waiting lists.
If you would like to find out any more information or would like to book in for the ED Clinic at Whitethorn Fields MediClinic you can call us on 01296 614441. Your privacy and treatment plan is our number one priority.