Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) – Causes and Treatment
Hard enough? Hard for long enough? Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is very common, and can be due to physical or psychological causes, or both. Whatever it is that is bothering you (and/or your partner) come and get it checked out.
Often there’s an easy explanation, such as lack of sleep, financial concerns or excessive alcohol intake. Your erection problems may be a result of an underlying medical problem, such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Prescription medications, or street drug use (cocaine, ecstasy) can also cause erectile dysfunction.
At Clinic 66, our specialised general practitioners can help by undertaking a health assessment (history taking, thorough physical examination and investigation as required). Whatever the problem is, together, we can work out the (probably reversible) cause, and give the right advice and treatment. Age should be no barrier… All individuals and couples should be able to enjoy a sex life, whatever your preference. Age, physical or mental disability should not prevent that.
Low Libido (Reduced Sex Drive)
Low libido (reduced sex drive) is a different issue. Low or reduced libido is when you are not as interested in sex as you used to be. Many different lifestyle factors can contribute to this, such as stress, depression and anxiety. We can help you find a pathway through all these issues to improved quality of life. We take a holistic view and take into account all aspects of your physical, social and psychological wellbeing.
Premature ejaculation is another common problem. Premature ejaculation is when you orgasm/come too quickly for your liking. It can be lifelong issue or of recent onset. Don’t be tempted to respond to commercial calls to action! You can waste a lot of money by temptations offered for a quick fix for premature ejaculation. Many solutions which are promoted by radio and internet advertising have no evidence base to them at all. Talk to us before before parting with your credit card details.
There are many different approaches to management of erectile dysfunction such as lifestyle adjustment or medication. Vacuum devices or injections can help when the problem is unresponsive to medication. Relationship counselling may also be advised, as these problems are often long standing and need a supportive approach.
As men get older, they often find muscle tone and blood flow reduce in all parts of the body. So it’s not surprising that older men are more likely to notice erectile problems. Men of all ages with erectile dysfunction are welcome at Clinic 66.