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What every man needs to know.
First things first, if you suffer from Erectile Dysfunction (ED) you are not alone. 52% of men over age 40 suffer from ED. ED is defined as the persistent inability to achieve and maintain an erection adequate for satisfactory sexual performance.
What is ED?: A man complaining of ED may:
Not be able to initiate an erection
Initiate an erection but loses it before or during intercourse
Develops only a partial erection
Does not get an erection at all
How Common is ED?:
ED is highly prevalent - an estimated 30 million men or 18% of men in the US and more than 100 million men worldwide. What are the Causes of ED?:
Life style and medical risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and prostate disorders contibute to ED. The incidence of ED also increases with age.You Should Ask Your Provider About ED:
According to a recent study completed by the American Medical Association, only 10% of those who suffer from ED receive treatment. However, there are many treatment solutions for ED including pills, injections, vacuum therapy, and implants. Not every treatment will work for you. The most commonly prescribed ED therapy, Viagra (or Viagra like drugs), is only effective in 60% of men with ED. Just because one method does not work for you, there is hope. Our doctors at MenMD will effectively stratify you into one of the many treatment categories.