November 2, 2020

If you suspect that you have a sexual disorder like erectile dysfunction, it can be challenging to accept it and reach out for help. Although erectile dysfunction is a common condition that many men experience, people who have it often feel like they’re alone and deal with feelings of shame and embarrassment.

However, treating erectile dysfunction is actually quite easy. Wherever you’re located, you can access online treatment options, so you don’t even need to visit your GP. But requesting help is the first (and most critical) step to improving your condition.

In this post, we will share a bit more information about erectile dysfunction and how it happens. We’ll also provide a step-by-step guide for what to do if you believe that you have erectile dysfunction, along with helpful resources to get help.


First: what is erectile dysfunction?

Also called impotence, erectile dysfunction is a sexual disorder in which a man cannot achieve or hold an erection long enough for sexual activity. It’s quite common among Australian men, with an estimated 30% of Aussie males experiencing it.

Erectile dysfunction is triggered by a number of things, including psychological issues and physical health problems. Psychological causes may include depression, anxiety, relationship problems, financial worries, and work stress. Psychogenic causes of erectile dysfunction include diabetes, high blood pressure, and Parkinson’s disease. If you have erectile dysfunction, it could be due to one or more of these factors.

While it’s normal to have trouble getting an erection from time to time, medical experts say that it should only be considered erectile dysfunction if it happens repeatedly and has become concerning for you.


Do you think you have erectile dysfunction? Here’s what to do

If the above information resonated with you, it’s possible that you have erectile dysfunction (but only a doctor can confirm this). Here is how to proceed if you find yourself in that situation.

  1. Don’t panic: It can be jarring to realise that there’s an issue with your sexual health, but there’s no need to panic. Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, help is just a phone call away. The important thing is to recognise that erectile dysfunction is quite prevalent among the male population, so you’re certainly not alone.
  2. Write down your symptoms: Before you reach out for help, think back on your past sexual encounters and try to remember how often you’ve had trouble getting an erection. Is it every time or just on occasion? When you are able to get erect, how long does it last? Are you able to ejaculate? These are questions that your doctor might ask you, so it can be useful to come prepared with your answers beforehand. By doing so, you’ll feel better during your appointment because you won’t be put on the spot to remember all of these details.
  3. Reach out to a medical professional: When you’re ready, reach out to a reputable medical professional that can diagnose your condition and prescribe treatment. Some men don’t feel comfortable discussing these sensitive medical concerns with their regular GP. Instead, they prefer to visit a medical clinic that specialises in men’s sexual health (like Men’s Health Direct). At these medical practices, you can chat with experts in men’s health who understand the sensitivity surrounding erectile dysfunction and other sexual disorders. They’re well-equipped to discuss your concerns with you and share how you can overcome sexual dysfunction to recapture your confidence in the bedroom.
  4. Begin treatment: Once you have received your erectile dysfunction diagnosis, your doctor will recommend treatment options that fit your lifestyle and your needs. Treatment could include a combination of prescription medications, injection therapy, behavioural techniques, and counselling. These days, one of the most innovative and simple ways to treat erectile dysfunction is through the use of Rapid Oral Strip Technology (ROST). It is administered in the form of oral strips that you place on your tongue before intercourse. They dissolve quickly and kick in within minutes, bypassing your stomach and liver to start working quickly.


Where to get help for erectile dysfunction

As we mentioned, the best place to get help for erectile dysfunctions (and other sexual disorders) is through an online men’s health medical practice such as Men’s Health Direct. Our team of Australian registered doctors has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of men’s sexual health, with a successful track record of diagnosing and treating sexual dysfunction.

At Men’s Health Direct, we are committed to eliminating the stigma that still surrounds men’s sexual health. In addition to erectile dysfunction, our clinic provides help and support for Aussie men dealing with premature ejaculation and hair loss as well.

If you’re interested in seeking treatment through Men’s Health Direct, you’ll first arrange a virtual appointment with our medical team. During your confidential consultation, your doctor will ask about the reasons that you think you have erectile dysfunction. At this point, you should reference the notes you’ve already compiled in relation to how often you have difficulty getting an erection and how long it’s been going on.

Once you have provided your answers, your doctor will determine whether or not you have erectile dysfunction. If so, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss a tailored treatment plan that’s best for you. In the case that medications are required, the Men’s Health Direct pharmacy team will fill your prescriptions and ship them to you in discreet packaging.

As you go through treatment, we encourage you to continue monitoring your symptoms and notice how they change. You should see improvement soon after you begin treatment. If you don’t, our medical support staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions and address concerns.

When treatment is this simple, there’s no reason to keep suffering in silence. If you believe that you might have erectile dysfunction or another sexual disorder, get in touch with Men’s Health Direct to discuss your treatment options. Call us today on 1800 200 500 or request a confidential consultation on our website.

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