According to the National Institutes of Health, about 30 million men in America suffer from erectile dysfunction or ED. That’s the bad news. However, the good news is that ED can be treated. Learn about ED treatment from Dr. Sean Heron of Advanced Urology Institute in Oxford, Florida.
ED can have many causes, including heart disease, high cholesterol, and side effects from certain prescription medications. Getting a physical helps doctors pinpoint the cause. Treatments can be expensive. Men save money in the long run by getting the cause of their ED diagnosed so they can avoid trying expensive treatments that will not work.
Pills for ED have dropped in price because generic forms are now available. This makes some ED medications as low as thirty cents a pill. They can be prescribed by a general practitioner, urologist, or erectile dysfunction doctor.
If pills do not work, other treatments are possible. They include injectable medications, medicated suppositories placed in the urethra, penis pumps, and, if all else fails, surgery. If the ED is caused by problems like high cholesterol, treating the cause often also treats ED. Men with ED are encouraged to stop smoking, drinking, or using recreational drugs, as all of these substances can cause impotence.