Most men at some point in their lives may experience Erectile Dysfunction (also called impotence). It’s very common, particularly in men over 40. The inability to obtain or sustain an erection can have adverse effects on an individual’s quality of sex and mental wellbeing. At Manchester pharmacy we will provide a holist approach when discussing Erectile dysfunction.
It’s usually caused by stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol, its nothing to worry about as it is common however, you should see your GP if it keeps happening. It could be the sign of underlying health conditions such as diabetes.
Sexual problems can affect any man, whether he is straight, gay, bisexual or transgender.
An erectile dysfunction is when a man isn’t able to get, or keep an erection that allows him to take part in sexual intercourse or others types of sexual activity. Most men experience it at some time in their life, the causes can be physical or psychological. The physical causes include heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure. Erectile problems can be caused by Alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs along with some prescription medicines.
Sexual health clinics treat problems with sexual health. They are able to provide the same treatment you would get at your GP surgery. Many sexual health clinics offer a walk-in-service, where you don’t need an appointment. They will receive results quicker than your GP practice.
At your appointment the doctor or nurse will ask about your lifestyle and relationships and other problems you may be experiencing. They will carry out basic health checks, such as taking your blood pressure. They will also examine your genitals to rule out any obvious physical cause. If you struggle with symptoms like needing to pee more often, you may also need to have an examination of your prostate.
When it comes to treatment for erection problems, it all depends on the cause. Treatments for erectile dysfunction are usually effective and the problem often goes away. There are also specific treatments for some of the causes of erectile dysfunction. When it comes to the possible causes such as high blood pressure, your GP may prescribe medicine to lower blood pressure. If the cause of your erection problems is related to your hormones, you will be prescribed hormone replacement tablets, however it all depends of the cause. At Manchester pharmacy we offer treatment where available, we will provide as much assistance as possible.
lifestyle changes that can help with your erectile dysfunction:
- Lose weight if your overweight
- Stop smoking
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Try to reduce your stress and anxiety
At Manchester Pharmacy, we provide a dedicated service for patients affected by this condition. The clinic aims to provide a personalised and holistic approach to Erectile Dysfunction and offer treatment where available. Please get in touch with us today to see how we can help you.