When seeing a urologist for erectile dysfunction (ED), many men ask about oral medications. Many men find them effective and convenient.
It can take time to find the right treatment for ED. And with lifestyle changes and surgery, it takes time for the situation to improve. What can men do in the meantime? How can they cope with ED in the here and now?
A penile implant (also called a penile prosthesis) is a surgically placed, mechanical device that helps a man get an erection—and keep it—for as long as he likes.
A balanced, nutritious diet can lower risk for a variety of health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes. And a diet full of fast food and TV dinners could have the opposite effect. This notion applies to sexual health, too.
ED is the most common sex problem men discuss with their doctors. The American Urological Association estimates that 30 million men have ED. It is more common if you’re older, but younger men get it, too. If you’re not as healthy as you could be, the odds you’ll be dealing with ED go up.