22 Nov How Can I Improve My Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction, also referred to as impotence, is clinically defined as the inability to achieve and keep up an erection long enough for successful sexual activity to occur. And while the prevalence of the condition does increase with age it does not exclusively befall older men.
In fact, Cleveland Clinic reports that erectile dysfunction can impact men of all ages in the following ways:
- 40% of men are affected by age 40
- 70% of men are affected by age 70
- One in every four males seeking treatment for ED were under the age of 40.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
The causes of ED can vary greatly for men but typical reasons can include the following:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Use of medications like antidepressants
- Blood pressure pills
The condition could also be an indicator of a more serious medical condition such as prostate cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
Why is it important to seek treatment?
Erectile dysfunction can easily get in the way of many facets of life. It is not considered a normal part of the aging process but is often associated with different physical and psychological changes related to age.
Erectile dysfunction symptoms are not hard to detect and can be identified fairly easily when erections are either too soft or too brief for sexual intercourse. In some cases, there may be a complete inability to achieve erections.
The stigma of the condition often gets in the way of seeking erectile dysfunction treatment. As is already, men are only half as likely to visit the doctor as women and feel hesitant to discuss the issue with their doctor.
Instead, some even prefer going online to purchase medication for their condition. However, statistics show that a huge percentage of such medication sold online is counterfeit.
The Roman Option
There is now a new option for men with ED to consider treatment. Roman is NYC based telehealth app that evaluates and treats men from the privacy of their homes. The system is a simple one involving the following steps:
- Patients complete an online visit with a nominal fee of $15.
- Patients provide medical history information and answer questions about their symptoms.
- There is a follow-up consultation with a physician.
- The filled questionnaire is reviewed by the doctor.
- Upon approval ED medication is prescribed.
- The product is shipped out in discreet packaging.
During the consultation, if the doctor suspects an underlying condition, a recommendation for lab work may be made. The order for the lab work along with its review is free and administered before prescribing any medication.
In instances where a patient is considered unsuitable for this services, the Roman doctor may direct the individual to a doctor’s office instead. Reasons for unsuitability may include instances where the individual may be taking other medication that contraindicates with ED medication.
This new option in erectile dysfunction treatment hopes to complement current medical care. The aim here is to encourage men to be aware of their sexual health and not be hesitant to go for frequent doctor’s visits.