Treatments

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can cause an enormous amount of stress and anxiety for many men and has a direct impact on relationships, confidence and quality of life.

 

Rest assured, it is normal for men to experience some form of Erectile Dysfunction in their lifetime, especially as their age increases.

 

Men’s Health Institute Australia has a proven treatment program for Erectile Dysfunction that can help you regain your confidence and improve your emotional well-being.

Erectile Dysfunction is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection required for successful sexual intercourse. This is also commonly known and referred to as impotence.

 

Erectile Dysfunction can vary in severity for each person. Severity can be judged in two stages. Both stages can be treated.

 

Stage One

An erection is achieved but cannot be maintained for a sufficient duration.

 

Stage Two

Unable to gain an erection at all.

 

It is common for men who suffer from Erectile Dysfunction to feel some or all of the following

 

  • A loss of manhood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Loss of confidence
  • Sadness and depression
  • Anger and aggressiveness
  • Anxiety and shame
  • Worry and stress

 

There are both physical and psychological causations to Erectile Dysfunction.

 

Physical Causes

Physically, Erectile Dysfunction is a decrease in blood flow to the Penis. This can be caused by many different factors including underlying medical conditions, pharmacotherapy and lifestyle factors.

 

Underlying Medical Condition

Underlying medical conditions or diseases can affect erectile function.  Some of the medical conditions are listed below.

 

Metabolic Health Issues

 

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • High Cholesterol
  • Sleep Apnoea

 

Neurogenic Health Issues (Interference with nerve function)

 

  • Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pelvic Injury or Surgery (prostate/bowel)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease

 

Urological Health Issues

 

  • Prostatitis
  • Prostate Enlargement
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Peyronies Disease
  • Pelvic trauma

 

Vascular Health Issues (reduced blood flow)

 

  • Atherosclerosis  (narrowing of arteries) of pelvic blood vessels

 

Pharmacotherapy

In some cases, the medication that is prescribed for certain medical conditions can interfere with erectile function. These medications can include those used to treat:

 

  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Prostate Cancer

 

Lifestyle Factors

Various lifestyle factors can contribute or cause Erectile Dysfunction. These include:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Recreational Drug Use
  • Low physical activity
  • Bad Diet

 

Psychological Causes

Erectile Dysfunction could also be caused by psychological issues and in some cases both physical and psychological issues can be contributing factors.

 

Some psychological issues that can impact erectile function are:

 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues

 

Purely psychological issues of Erectile Dysfunction could be resolved through Sexual Therapy and Counselling. It’s important to note that in most case both physical and psychological issues are contributing factors.

Erectile Dysfunction is a prevalent issue for numerous men. An Australian survey showed that at least 1 in 5 men over the age of 40 have erectile problems 1.

 

The percentage of men affected by Erectile Dysfunction increases by age. A landmark study conducted in the US found that 67% of men have some level of Erectile Dysfunction at the age of 70 2.

Erectile Dysfunction in most cases is a treatable and reversible condition. Men’s Health Institute Australia has a proven treatment plan that is tailor made to each individual and their circumstances. The results are fast, effective and sustainable.

Our consultations are completely confidential and you will receive personalised care from Australian doctors and highly experienced men’s health consultants.

 If you think you may be suffering from the effects of Erectile Dysfunction, take our short online assessment or contact us today for a confidential discussion with one of our consultants and let us get you back to your optimum self.

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1. Andrology Australia – https://www.andrologyaustralia.org/sexual-difficulties/erectile- dysfunction/

2. Feldman HA, Goldstein I, Hatzichristou DG, et al: Impotence and its medical and psychosocial correlates: Results of the Massachusetts Male Aging Study. J Urol, 1994; 151:54–61.