It’s estimated that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 20 million men in the United States alone. The majority of those men are over 40 years old, but it can strike no matter what your age.
Diabetes – Causes nerve and artery damage which can make achieving an erection difficult.
Kidney Disease – Causes chemical and hormonal changes which often lead to lower libido and sexual performance.
Neurological Diseases – Damage to the normal functioning of the nerves and brain make it difficult to achieve and maintain an erection. Common examples include strokes, multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
Vascular Disease – Account for up to 70% of all diagnosed ED cases due to restrictions in blood flow to the heart, brain, and penis.
Often times after prostate surgery men experience ED due to nerve damage or other trauma to the male body. Sometimes smoking, alcohol use, or certain medications can all cause ED. It can even be the result of everyday pressures such as stress, anxiety, or just nervousness.
Non-Disease Related Causes of ED
Prostate or Bladder Surgery – damage or removal of nerves and tissue in the pelvic region can often cause physical desensitization in men.
Injuries – Physical injuries to the pelvis, lower spinal column, bladder, and penis can cause long-term blood flow or sensitivity problems.
Low or Depleted Nitric Oxide Levels – Nitric Oxide is needed to get adequate blood flow to the penis for an erection.
Hormonal Imbalances – Often associated with andropause in middle-aged men, imbalances of the thyroid, prolactin, and testosterone can all negatively impact a man’s sexual virility.
Venous Leak – Occurs when the veins in the penis are physically unable to stop the blood from flowing back out of the penis, making an erection impossible.
Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drug Use – These substances have been clinically proven to damage blood vessels and restrict blood flow throughout the body, ultimately leading to erectile dysfunction.
Prescription Drugs – Over 200 types of prescription drugs are known to cause ED.
Prostate Enlargement – Recently implicated as being associated with ED, enlarged prostates may be causing restrictions in nerve and blood vessel function.
The ED specialists at Stanley Pharma Group are highly skilled at addressing your ED and finding a solution that best fits your goals.
ED Treatments Available Include:
• Nitric Oxide Boosting Supplements – No Prescription Required
• Vacuum Erection Device – No Prescription Required
• Oral Medications – PDE5 Inhibitors (Viagra, Cilais, Levetra, etc.) – Rx required
• Compounded Sublingual PDE5 Inhibitors – Rx Required - Same pharmaceutical ingredients as the commercial products but can offer some benefits such as,
• Faster Onset
• Less Effected by Stomach content
• Compounded Penile Injections – (commonly referred to as Tri-Mix or Bi-Mix) – Rx Required.
• Penile Implant – Surgically implanted device
The ED specialists at Stanley Pharma Group have decades of experience treating patients with ED and will there to help you navigate through the various treatment options. They will provide you a roadmap for your ED journey, helping you arrive at a treatment option that works for you and your treatment goals.