What is the condition known as Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile Dysfunction, which is also known as ED or impotence, is a men’s sexual health condition that deals with a man’s inability to achieve an erection or maintain one while trying to have sex. According to statistics, as many as 50 percent of men over the age of 40 have dealt with ED at one time or another. While ED is not considered a dangerous health condition by itself, it may be correlated with several other more serious health conditions, such as prostate cancer, depression, systematic vascular disease, and others.
Who Typically Suffers from Erectile Dysfunction?
Most commonly, men 40 and older may experience ED rather frequently; however, it can happen (on occasion) at any age. For male arousal to occur properly, many of the body’s systems and components have to work together, including the nervous system, emotions, the brain, and hormones. If even just one of these factors is not operating as it should, it can throw off the entire sexual function, hindering a man from physical arousal. Because there are several elements that comprise successful male sexual arousal, many men will experience a form of ED at one time or another. But when ED becomes a regular occurrence, that is when you should consider seeking evaluation and treatment, if necessary.
Most Men Experience Positive Results on Their First Visit
At Northeast Men’s Clinic, we have good news for you! Many statistics show that Erectile Dysfunction can be treated effectively in about 90 percent of cases, and we have the treatment opportunities that could help you experience a life without ED. Because we have a history of successful treatments, we are confident in our solutions… so much so, that if our ED treatment isn’t effective during your first appointment, your visit is free. Let us help you achieve the level of sexual performance of which you’re capable.
In General, What are the Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction?
Potential signs of ED include:
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Difficulty maintaining an erection
- Lacking or decreased sexual drive
ED can occur due to a multitude of circumstances from situational (too much alcohol one night, etc…) to medical (heart disease etc…). And as such, it’s important to consult a medical professional who specializes in men’s sexual health if you experience regular ED symptoms.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treated and What are the Potential Side Effects?
There are many different treatments for Erectile Dysfunction because there are many different causes – both circumstantial and medical. Treatments can range from very simple, like medications or stress relief methods, to more complex treatments, like Injection Therapy or a comprehensive health plan.
Some treatment options include:
- Oral Medications – Potential Side Effects
- Vacuum or Injection Therapies – Potential Side Effects
- Injection Therapy – Potential Side Effects
- Penile and Intraurethral Implants (outside provider) – Potential Side Effects
Given the numerous different treatment options, there are various potential side effects as well, and they vary based on the treatment. Please discuss with a medical provider to find the best treatment for you.
What is Low Testosterone?
When a man’s testosterone hormone levels are below the level that is considered “normal,” he can experience multiple medical problems, both sexually and in other areas of life. Low Testosterone (Low-T) can result from other health problems or as a side effect of certain treatments.
Testosterone occurs naturally in most men. It’s highly important for a successful sex life, as well as muscle strength, energy, and more. Reaching acceptable testosterone levels can change a man’s entire life by improving his total health. Low-T treatments could help him improve his energy, stimulate muscle growth, and increase sexual drive. A standard blood test can assess testosterone levels. Note that even men who show “normal” levels can experience the symptoms common to Low-T.
Why Seek Treatment?
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from a further evaluation:
- Decreased or loss of sex drive
- Losing muscle, sleep, hair, memory
- Waning energy levels
- Gaining weight
- Memory loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Irritable Male Syndrome
At Northeast Men’s Clinic, our licensed medical professionals can help determine your testosterone levels and the proper treatment options to improve your sex life. Don’t be the one preventing yourself from experiencing a fuller, richer sex life.
What causes Low Testosterone?
Aging is one of the primary causes of lowering testosterone levels. Of course, this is a normal part of a man’s later years, and it may not have any effect on his sexual health or everyday activities. However, in many cases, lower levels may cause a shift in his sexual health and overall life experience. Rather than growing accustomed to living at a lesser level of testosterone, contact our licensed, trained medical professionals and find out if we can find a treatment option for you.
How is Low Testosterone diagnosed?
A medical professional can assess if a man has Low Testosterone from a basic blood test.
How is Low Testosterone treated?
Low-T can be treated using hormone replacement and/or hormone therapy. At Northeast Men’s Clinic, our experienced medical staff can identify if a patient has Low-T and then provide options for how to move forward with treatment.
What are the potential side effects?
At Northeast Men’s Clinic, our men’s health professionals regularly manage our patients’ blood levels, and monitor for potential side effects. And, we take necessary action to correct any issues as soon as possible. Some men may experience increased prostate problems (BPH and prostate cancer), and/or changes in red blood cell level, cholesterol level, hormone levels, and PSA level. Other potential side effects include: acne, mood changes, loss of hair, shrinking of the testes, breast growth, worsened sleep apnea, and decrease in sperm count. Treatments could also increase the risk of heart attack and death in people with or without heart disease.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature Ejaculation can be a very challenging sexual issue for both the man and his partner. It occurs when the man ejaculates either before or shortly after sexual penetration, even with minimal amounts of stimulation. Unfortunately, untreated Premature Ejaculation can create high levels of stress in a relationship, which can make the problem even worse, and may lead to other relational and sexual issues. Experiencing instances of premature ejaculation on occasion is common for almost all men, and not typically cause for concern. But if the issue recurs regularly, it is important to seek medical counsel and treatment.
What Causes Premature Ejaculation?
There are various factors that can cause Premature Ejaculation. Intense anxiety or stress, hormone imbalances, medicinal side effects, and certain injuries are a few of the potential causes.
How is Premature Ejaculation diagnosed?
In order to receive the best medical counsel possible, it is important to be very open and honest with the medical provider/professional because there are a wide range of causes of Premature Ejaculation, from emotional to hormonal to medicinal. Laboratory tests may be required to identify potential underlying issues that may be causing PE.
Treatments for premature ejaculation?
There are a number of treatment options available for men who suffer from Premature Ejaculation. Potential treatments include medications, supplements, exercise regimens for promoting stamina, and others. Treatments will be based on the individual patient. At Northeast Men’s Clinic, we work personally with our patients to help them find the best treatment for their situation, so they can begin enjoying a more lasting sexual experience with their partners.
A few words from some great men…
“Dealing with my ED has allowed me to become more confident, not just sexually but in my entire life.”
“I’ve taken testosterone for 6 months now and it’s changed my life… as far as outlook, feeling good, and getting some confidence back.”
“The treatments at the Northeast Men’s Clinic have really changed my life and they can help you too.”