Say Goodbye to Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects more than 18 million men in the U.S alone. Most of these men are over 40 years old, although it can strike you no matter what your age may be. ED is sometimes an unfortunate side effect of a disease. Men who have diabetes, decreased testosterone levels, high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate, may get ED.
Smoking, alcohol misuse, or certain medications can also cause ED. It can even occur as a result of every day pressures such as anxiety or stress. Fortunately, no matter what the cause, we can successfully treat Erectile Dysfunction.
While some men respond well to oral ED treatments such as Viagra or Cialis, others have uncomfortable or even dangerous side effects to these medications. In those cases, custom compounded medications can be used successfully to treat ED.
Erectile Dysfunction Medications
Another medicine we use to help patients address ED is Viagra. This is available as an oral tablet ranging from 25 mg to 100 mg. A starting dose of 50 Mg taken about one hour prior to sexual intercourse has been recommended.
Viagra has been reported as a safe and efficacious treatment for ED. However, it is ineffective in approximately 27 to 35% of the population and has been associated with a variety of adverse effects including headache, flushing, dyspepsia, and adverse interaction with nitrates and inhibitors of cytochrome P450 enzymes. Viagra should not be taken in conjunction with nitrate therapy.
Cialis is another oral tablet we offer, ranging from 5 to 20 mg. The recommended tadalafil starting dose for most men is 10 mg, taken as needed before sexual activity (but not more than once daily). The dose may be increased to 20 mg or decreased to 5 mg, per its efficacy and the man’s personal tolerance of the drug.
Cialis’s 36-hour effectiveness earned it the nickname, “The Weekend Pill”; like sildenafil, tadalafil is recommended as an ‘as needed’ medication. Cialis is the only one of the three that is also offered as a once-daily medication.
One erectile dysfunction medicine we offer comes in the form of injections. The injectable medications we use, including Papaverine, Phentolamine, Alprostadil (Prostaglandin E1), the three of which are also called Trimex, as well as Atropine, Chlorpromazine, and/or Forskolin, can either be administered individually or in combination.
While an injectable ED medication may sound intimidating or even painful, the treatment involves very little discomfort and is an easy and effective way to treat ED.
We offer 2 services that can be used alone or in combination with other treatment modalities—the Penile Injection and GainsWave.