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The Majority Of Men With ED Do Not Get The Treatment


Despite the fact that there are several ED treatment options available, most men do not seek help for erectile dysfunction. In fact, only 25 percent of men get treated for this condition according to a study that was led Brian Helfand, who is an assistant clinical professor of urology at the University of Chicago and at Northshore University Health System.

The study examined the medical records of six million men who had been diagnosed with ED. It lasted from June 2010 to June 2011. Helfand also looked at the number of men who had filled their prescriptions. Viagra, Cialis, prostaglandins and hormone replacement are some of the medicatons that are available for ED. The men were considered treated if they filled a prescription for any of those medications. Helfand considered the men untreated if they received an ED diagnosis but did not fill their prescription.

Additionally, Helfand took into the men’s ages and other medical problems. He found that older men were less likely to get treated, despite the fact that they are more likely to be diagnosed with ED. Only 18 percent of men who were over the age of 65 received treatment.

Helfand also that men who have other health conditions, such as prostate cancer, were less likely to get treated for ED. Only 15 percent of the men with prostate cancer received treatment for prostate cancer. Helfand believes that the reasons men do not receive treatment is because their doctors may not offer their treatment. Some men receive a prescription, but they do not fill it.

The embarrassment and the cost are two other reasons that many men may not get their prescriptions filled. The cost of medications can vary, but some of the medications only cost four dollars. Even though some of the medications are very inexpensive, people are embarrassed to get them fill.

Jacob Rajfer is a professor of urology at the University of California, Los Angeles and David Goffen School of Medicine. He believes that the results of the study do not accurately reflect what he sees in clinical practice. Rajfer also believes that in order to accurately determine whether or not the men were treated, they would have to be interviewed.

The results of this study have not yet been included in a peer-reviewed journal. For that reason, they should be considered preliminary. The results of Helfand’s study were presented at a medical meeting.

It is important to note that there are several other treatments available for ED. Many men have been able to get relief from this condition just by losing weight. Some men who are unable to lose weight with diet and exercise opt to get gastric bypass surgery NJ.

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