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Tips for Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction

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Dr Joe Kosterich
Dr Joe Kosterich
MBBS
Erectile dysfunction is a common issue so you are not alone. It is not something you need to be embarrassed about, as it affects as many as 40% of men.
Dr Neil Gordon
Dr Neil Gordon
MBBS (Melb) FRCS (Glasg) FRCSEd FRACS FICS
Don’t seek help from unknown people on the television. Seek advice from your GP who knows you and all your previous and current conditions and medications. Your GP is the best person to direct you to the appropriate specialist and usually would have referred patients there before and have a working relationship with that doctor. No reputable treatment for ED costs more than $100 for a first prescription, so beware if you are “signed up” for any long term agreements, as your requirements may change as time progresses.
Dr Reynold Noronha
Dr Reynold Noronha
MD (Otago) FRCS (Eng) FRACS FACS FRCS (Urol) (Can)
If you have an erection or sexual problem, make sure you ask your doctor for a 30 minute (or longer) appointment. Most erectile dysfunction issues require at least this amount of time for an adequate history and examination, in order for your doctor to make a diagnosis.
Dr Phillip Katelaris
Dr Phillip Katelaris
MBBS (Hons) FRACS (Urol)
Erectile dysfunction is extremely common, particularly for men with heart disease, diabetes or who have been treated for prostate cancer. Erectile dysfunction affects relationships and self esteem. You should seek quality medical advice. Go to a urologist with an interest in erectile dysfunction via a referral from your GP. Treatment options include pills, penile injection therapy and the best means of long term normalisation of erectile function, penile prosthetic surgery. This is a fixable problem.
Dr Andrew Dean
Dr Andrew Dean
MBChB MRCP (UK) FRACP
If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, DO bring it up with your doctor. You can make a remark such as, “Gee Doc, things don’t work quite as well in the bedroom these days” – your doctor will not think you are referring to your electric blanket! Remember it is very common, especially if you are suffering from a long term illness. Your doctor will be disappointed not to know, as there are very good treatments available to help.
Dr Joe Kosterich
Dr Joe Kosterich
MBBS
Today there are a number of treatment options available for erectile dysfunction, so see your GP to discuss the issue. Occasionally it is the first pointer to other health issues, so it may also be time for a general check.
Dr Kew-Kim Chew
Dr Kew-Kim Chew
MBBS FRCP (Glasg) FRCP (Edin)
Simple, safe and effective treatment is available. It is also an opportunity to review lifestyle issues and cardiovascular health.

Don’t delay. Act NOW!

Dr Joe Kosterich
Dr Joe Kosterich
MBBS
Despite what you may have heard, there are treatments that won’t break the bank. Talk to your GP about available treatment options.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunctionFor more information on erectile dysfunction, and types, causes and treatments of erectile dysfunction, see Erectile Dysfunction.

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Posted On: 7 December, 2009
Modified On: 24 August, 2015

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