Is Erectile Dysfunction common?

 

Erectile Dysfunction is a common medical condition.  A majority of men suffering from this condition never disclose this openly because of the shame surrounding it. Studies have estimated that roughly, over 18 million men in the United States suffer from Erectile Dysfunction. Though it can affect anyone at any age, it is prevalent in older men over 40 years old. Sometimes,

What Causes ED?

Doctors used to think psychological problems were the main cause of ED.  In fact, less than 15% of cases have an emotional basis.  Men who get normal erections during sleep but not during sex should suspect mental factors are responsible. Many men blame ED on aging, but it’s not the culprit.  Erectile Dysfunction can be as a result of adverse side effects from medications with varied chemical compositions or from the effects of different diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone levels and enlarged prostate glands. Erectile dysfunction is also very common in male patients who have undergone prostate surgery and this is due to physical trauma or some damages to the nerves. Smoking cigarettes, abusing alcohol and emotional conditions like depression and anxiety can also trigger erectile dysfunction.

    Major Causes of ED

- Vascular diseases, including atherosclerosis and high blood pressure

- Metabolic disorders, including diabetes and obesity

- Neurological disorders, including spinal cord problems

- Endocrine disorders, including problems of the pituitary gland and testicles

- Prostate problems, especially treatment for prostate cancer

- Medications, including drugs for high blood pressure, cholesterol, depression, anxiety and ulcers

- Lifestyle problems, include smoking, alcohol, abuse, lack of exercise, and substance abuse.

How can it be managed?

The most commonly adopted method of managing Erectile Dysfunction is by using oral pills.   Commercially available products such as Viagra and Cialis are very effective but also very expensive.  Community Pharmacy Compounding and Wellness Center can offer men affordable options for ED.  In addition, we can offer affordable options to those men who use- these phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors drugs for BPH.  Call us at 814-684-0230 for a confidential consultation with one of our pharmacists. 

Patients: The compounded medications are available by prescription only. Please discuss it with your physician, or contact us with your physician’s name and contact information, and we can supply him or her with additional information.

 

Doctors: Contact us today to speak with our pharmacists to discuss other combinations that may be available to improve your patient’s symptoms and increase medication compliance.

 

Call us today at (814) 684-0230  to learn more about ED treatment and male hormone replacement therapy.  We can help!