Sexual Dysfunction

HTMC provides evaluations and treatment for ED with prescriptions of Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.

Everyone has seen the sexual dysfunction commercials on TV. Some are direct, like Mr. Dole talking frankly and coining the term ED (erectile dysfunction). Others are more artistic and hint at the quality of the sexual experience. The reality is that it is still a difficult topic for patients to discuss with their Physicians.

Research has documented how common ED is, and yet only a fraction of these men discuss this problem with their Physicians. This is surprising because the sexual experience is such a basic instinct that should be enjoyed between partners.

Sometimes it helps to be a little more light-hearted and laugh about these topics, like in the TV commercials. This reminds me of the first time I was detailed by a female Pharmaceutical representative about the value of Viagra. I complained about the high cost of the medication, and she replied, “It is less expensive than a date at the movies.” I was speechless.

The evaluation is simple, requiring a focus history and exam to exclude other causes of ED and to make sure it is safe for you to take the medication.

Sexual Dysfunction is a complicated physical and emotional interaction. Anticipation of failure causes avoidance anxiety, which further compromises function. Intermittent use of medication can break this cycle.

All of the new oral medications are very effective in restoring normal function.

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