Is There a Cure for ED?

Loss of sexual function isn’t something most men want to think about, let alone talk about or seek help for. But with more than 30 million men in the US affected, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a reality for many. Everyone has probably seen ads for ED medication, but is there a cure?

Medication, injections, pellets, and vacuum pumps can provide short-term results for men with erectile dysfunction. Some methods are unreliable, and some have side effects that may not be tolerable to the patient or his partner.

There is a cure for ED – penile implant surgery is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure that offers a permanent solution to impotence. In practice since the 1970s, penile implants have undergone significant improvements over the years. The procedure is even covered by insurance, including Medicare. It requires only an overnight stay in the hospital, and recovery time is relatively quick. Patients with diabetes can be candidates for penile implants if their disease is well controlled.

Penile implant surgery has a high satisfaction rate from patients and their partners. Unlike medication for ED, a man with a penile implant can have sex spontaneously, and Implants are discreet and not detectable. Erections feel natural and last as long as you want, and there is no need to tell sexual partners that you have one if.

Talk to your urologist if you have difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual intercourse. There is a possibility that your ED is caused by an underlying health concern that needs to be addressed. The good news is that not only are there several conservative treatment options for erectile dysfunction, but they can also be cured through the implantation of a permanent prosthetic.

Men in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area trust Dr. Richard Natale of Carolina Urology Partners for expert diagnosis and treatment of men’s health issues, including ED. Dr. Natale regularly performs penile implants and was chosen as Charlotte’s Top Doc in 2013. Call (704) 786-5131 for an appointment today in our two convenient locations in Concord or Charlotte, North Carolina.

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