Alternative Treatment – Erectile Dysfunction | Part 3

Alternative Treatment – Erectile Dysfunction | Part 3


Hi this is Dr. Kiran again from The
Doctor Service and we’re continuing the conversation on erectile dysfunction
today if you have missed the videos you can check them out on the links
below where you can check them out on our website as well. I see patients with
erectile dysfunction on a really common basis and I think generally probably
male GPs see slightly more than female GPs because often people feel
a bit more comfortable talking about it with men. And I just want to tell you one
of my patients he’s actually had sildenafil and tadalafil and we’ve had
to go through this process of getting the right dosage for him so he came to
me about two years ago and we started him after investigating just
to make sure there was nothing going on we started him on a low dose of
sildenafil and partially worked for him but it wasn’t that good for him so we
increase the dose and that was great for a period of time but he found that
actually he wants something of a bit longer duration and that’s when he
started taking tadalafil. I managed to get the right dose straightaway for
him so sometimes it does take a bit increment as to which dose is best for
you or as to which product to this but what I would say is if you can get
some advice from someone or you can even speak to us about it we can give you
some advice and it’s worth talking to your partner to find out what their
feelings are about as well It is not dangerous to take these medications even though there was a lot of controversy initially when these medications came out but
actually for most people it is safe there are certain conditions you need to
be aware of so for example if you’ve had a heart attack in the last three months
or a stroke in the last six months you shouldn’t be taking these medications.
Other reasons why you shouldn’t take these medications for example and if you’re
getting angina which is if you get chest pain when you’re exercising or if you
take inserts and other medications that can cause a drop in your blood pressure
I can’t cover it all and most things are pretty rare. What I suggest is if you
want to check if you’re eligible to take the medication or that it’s safe for you
to take you can always check that on our website as well so there are alternative
treatments available to the ones that we provide on our website and that depends
on whether the treatments like sildenafil and tadalafil are effective
for you because if they’re not effective for you then there are other ways of
administering these treatments so for example suppositories where these
medications in the backside or when you have an
injection into the penis which helps to simulate an erection as well now these
are usually only prescribed by specialists so most of the time in
general practice you won’t see these types of medications and also that said
that’s the same online so online you generally won’t see these tablets as
well there are also vacuum devices which can be used if you’re not able to
tolerate tablets at all and for the large group of pain patients that do
suffer from stress and anxiety sometimes it’s looking back at the root cause
what’s causing and driving your stress and anxiety because that can then lead
to erectile dysfunction and finally if it’s not stress and anxiety to your life
but actually it’s more around the difficulties and anxieties around having
sex and sometimes this worth going for psychosexual therapy and that can be
really helpful especially if you go with your partner. So that’s all we’ve got
time for, and that’s three videos on erectile dysfunction that we’ve done over the
last few weeks. We’ve got more video content coming up on lots of other
subjects and we don’t be around the bush we give you the hardest in subjects that
people find so awkward and embarrassing to talk about so follow us on social
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