Not long ago, "erection" wasn’t spoken in public. Now, thanks to erectile dysfunction drug marketing, it shouts out to you from the radio and TV, in magazines and on the Internet.
But how can you decide when to get help and learn what the best treatment option is for you?
Hossein Mirheydar, M.D., a urologist with Sutter Medical Foundation in Santa Rosa, sees many men with this condition. “Erectile dysfunction affects one in five American men, which means that we have 30 million American men with impotence,” he says. “We need to spread the word about all the treatment options available, including penile implants, which have a 97 percent satisfaction rate.”
Although the introduction of Viagra in 1998 started the discussion about erectile dysfunction with patients, even now, Dr. Mirheydar sees many patients who do not know about treatment options or have misconceptions about erectile dysfunction. Here are the facts.