Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

Erectile Dysfunction (ED or Impotence) is a condition that affects over half of men over the age of 40.i

While the likelihood of ED increases with age, about a quarter of all men will experience erectile dysfunction before they turn 40.ii

Common generic drugs and supplements don’t work for about 30% of men.iii

That’s why, at the Universal Men’s Clinic, we’ve developed a more customized approach to ED treatment.

Our Approach to ED Treatment

We believe that the best treatment is personalized and customized. That’s why all of our treatments start with a quick but thorough one-on-one consultation with one of our medical providers. Our providers listen to your challenges, take your history into account, and then develop a customized treatment plan designed to effectively resolve your erectile dysfunction.

Step 1

Initial Consultation

You’ll meet with one of our qualified medical providers. You and your provider will discuss your experiences with ED, as well as your history and any related factors.

Unlike a typical doctor’s office, there’s no waiting time at Universal Men’s Clinic and the process is confidential.

Step 2

Testing & Treatment Plan

Depending on what your provider finds during your initial consultation, they may recommend additional testing or blood work. Then, they’ll use the data they collected during your consultation along with any available test results to create a treatment plan that’s customized to your needs.

Step 3

Treatment & Monitoring

For most of our patients, their first treatment is successful at resolving their ED quickly and effectively. However, if not, don’t worry. We can offer a range of treatments, and your provider will work with you to find the treatment that’s most effective for you.

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Our ED Treatments

While every treatment plan is unique, we’ve found a few specific types of erectile dysfunction treatments that work well in our patients.

Sublingual (Under the Tongue) Erectile Dysfunction Medications

Medication that’s dissolved and absorbed under your tongue (sublingual medication) can have a range of benefits over medication that’s swallowed and absorbed through your digestive system. v Sublingual erectile dysfunction medication tends to be more effective, act faster, and is less likely to be negatively affected by the food you may have eaten, and be more effective in some scenarios.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

As men age, they tend to lose 1-2% of their testosterone every year after 30.vi Replacing that testosterone can help to improve erectile dysfunction directly,vii as well as provide a range of other benefits, such as increased sexual desire and libido, improved mood and quality of life, development of muscle mass and a reduction in fat deposits.

Learn more about testosterone replacement therapy.

Intracavernosal Injections

For some patients where other treatments don’t work, intracavernosal injections applied to the base of the penis can offer a quick and effective treatment for ED.viii Our clinicians teach patients to perform these injections at home. Intracavernosal injections can produce a long-lasting erection just 7-10 minutes after administering.

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Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

ED can be caused by a range of factors, from psychological, like anxiety or stress, to lifestyle, like smoking or being overweight, to physical, like problems with blood flow in the body.ix, x, xi

Psychological Causes
of ED

Your brain plays a big part in the process of getting an erection. It’s no wonder then that things like stress or anxiety can inhibit your ability to get or maintain an erection. Often, the inability to get or maintain an erection can cause men to experience more stress or anxiety, triggering an ongoing cycle.

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by psychological factors like:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Lack of Sexual Desire

LIFESTYLE FACTORS IN ED

There’s a clear correlation between many lifestyle factors and erectile dysfunction. Many things that are generally unhealthy for our bodies tend to also inhibit our body’s ability to get and maintain an erection.

Erectile dysfunction can be caused by lifestyle factors such as:

  • Obesity
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use
  • Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Illegal Drug Use
  • Sleep Disorders

Diseases & Injuries
That Can Cause ED

Erectile dysfunction is also correlated with a range of specific diseases and medical conditions. These can include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Clogged Blood Vessels
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Some Prescription Medications
  • Treatments for Prostate Cancer or
    an Enlarged Prostate
  • Development of Scar Tissue inside
    the Penis
  • Trauma or Injury to the Penis

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Erectile Dysfunction FAQs

What Is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

A sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance.

Is Impotence The Same As Erectile Dysfunction?

Yes, the terms have the same meaning.

What Is Premature Ejaculation (PE)?

Premature ejaculation is often confused with erectile dysfunction. Premature ejaculation is a condition in which the entire process of arousal, erection, ejaculation, and climax occurs very rapidly, often in just a few minutes or even seconds, leaving both the sexual partner and the one experiencing premature ejaculation unsatisfied. Premature ejaculation may accompany an erection problem such as ED, but PE is generally treated differently.

What Causes Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, or blood vessels. Stress and mental health problems can also cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. In most cases, erectile dysfunction is caused by something physical. Common causes include heart disease, clogged blood vessels (atherosclerosis), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome (involving increased blood pressure), high insulin levels, body fat around the waist, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, low testosterone, Peyronie’s disease (development of scar tissue inside the penis), certain prescription medications, tobacco use, alcoholism and other forms of substance abuse, treatments for prostate cancer or enlarged prostate, and surgeries or injuries that affect the pelvic area or spinal cord.

What Are Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options?

Universal Men’s Clinic prescribes customized medications based on each patient’s individual needs. These solutions, which can be taken either sublingually or via intracavernosal injections, enhance the effects of nitric oxide, a natural chemical that your body produces that relaxes the muscles in the penis. This increases blood flow and allows an erection to occur in response to sexual stimulation. ED medications vary in dosage and a patient's preference about how long his erection will last. Inadequate production of testosterone is not a common cause of erectile dysfunction. However, when ED symptoms do occur due to decreased testosterone production, testosterone replacement therapy may improve the problem.

Can Universal Men's Clinic Provide Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Options, Even If Brand-Named Products Didn’t Work?

Yes, the customized medications used by Universal Men’s Clinic are successful ED treatment options for most men, even if popular “one-size-fits-all” brand name medications have not worked. Universal Men’s Clinic specializes in determining the proper erectile dysfunction treatment at the precise dose that your body needs. The result is that patients who experience occasional or permanent erectile dysfunction are able to gain a full erection with little or no side effects or inconsistent results. Universal Men's Clinic treatment programs commonly restore full sexual function, even in men who have not had an erection in 10-20 years. To find out more about how we can help you, make an appointment today.

What Are The Side Effects Of ED Treatments?

There can be side effects during treatment for ED, but they usually don’t last longer than a few hours. Some of these side effects are more likely to occur when higher dosages are used. They include headache, facial flushing and upset stomach. The erectile dysfunction treatment may also briefly cause bluish or blurred vision or sensitivity to light. In rare instances, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (oral erectile dysfunction treatments) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision, or sudden decrease or loss of hearing. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop taking PDE5 inhibitors and seek medical help immediately. ED medications may cause other side effects besides those listed here.

Why Seek ED Treatment Options At Universal Men's Clinic When I Have My Own Physician?

While many physicians are familiar with erectile dysfunction and its symptoms, Universal Men’s Clinic specializes in ED treatment. They have treated thousands of men suffering from ED. Universal Men’s Clinic prides itself on a professional, discreet, and confidential environment.

How Many Office Visits Will It Take To Address My ED Problem?

Typically, patients experience restored full function in one office visit, even if a patient has not had an erection in years.

Does Universal Men's Clinic Accept Medical Insurance?

Universal Men’s Clinic does not work directly with insurance carriers.

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