Erectile dysfunction is a difficult thing for a man to experience. For men that feel as though they’ve tried everything, hormone replacement therapy may be a valuable option. John Kocka, M.D. at Advanced Age Management helps men with erectile dysfunction in Medina, Cleveland, Akron, and the surrounding communities of Ohio.
What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man may have difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection under normal circumstances.
Erectile dysfunction can have many causes. Sometimes, it’s merely a side effect of a medication taken for another medical concern. If your erectile dysfunction began after starting a new medication, switching to a different medication, or changing dosages of a medication, talk to your doctor. Making some small adjustments may be the solution.
Erectile dysfunction that is present with a very high libido is cause for concern. It’s difficult to live with and is almost always a sign that something is wrong with blood flow or the vascular system. Circulatory and blood flow problems are the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. These are the first things a doctor will look for. If there are no significant findings that suggest the pathways to the penis are malfunctioning or obstructed, alternative therapies (such as hormone replacement therapy) may be a valid option for men whose erectile dysfunction issues have not been solved by other means.
What Does Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Cost?
Treatment costs depend on the treatment method. You can review information about financing here.
Am I a Candidate for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?
Most men with diagnosed erectile dysfunction are great candidates for erectile dysfunction treatment. You can schedule a free consultation to determine which treatment method is best for you. Dr. Kocka provides same-day consultations when necessary.
How is Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Performed?
There are a variety of effective ways to treat erectile dysfunction. These are typically determined on a case-by-case basis. The most common treatments include:
- Testosterone therapy
Most men find that drugs like Viagra® and Cialis® help to resolve erectile dysfunction. Viagra® makes it easier for men to obtain an erection in a shorter window of time. The effects of Cialis® will last almost an entire day. A consultation with your doctor will help you determine which of the two drugs would be the best option for you if your erectile dysfunction will respond to medication.
What is Testosterone Therapy?
If you aren’t naturally producing enough testosterone, more can be introduced to your body. Chronic conditions like hypogonadism prevent the body from being able to create enough testosterone to satisfy the body’s needs. Sometimes, low testosterone occurs as a normal part of aging. Men of an advanced age typically do not require large amounts of testosterone for necessary life functions, but this doesn’t mean they don’t need it.
Does Testosterone Therapy Work For Erectile Dysfunction?
Sometimes. When erectile dysfunction is a result of low libido, the problem needs to be treated at the source. When the body’s sex drive is down, regardless of the mind’s sex drive, this can result in complications getting or maintaining an erection. Low testosterone is one of the most common causes of low libido. By addressing low libido with hormone replacement therapy, the erectile dysfunction resulting from low libido is likely to clear up.
What is Recovery Like After Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?
There is generally no recovery period after erectile dysfunction treatment. Most treatments will begin to work immediately.
How Long Does Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Last?
Drug-based methods of erectile dysfunction treatment last throughout the duration of a prescription. Some drugs last longer than others. Testosterone therapy-based treatments will require regular maintenance for optimal results.
Testosterone therapy is one of the many erectile dysfunction solutions. For many men, Advanced Age Management provides the answer they’ve been seeking for a long time. John Kocka, M.D., provides solutions for men in Wadsworth, Medina, Cleveland, and the nearby cities of Ohio. You can contact him for a complimentary assessment, including same-day assessments when necessary.