FAQ

FAQ

About Vityl Men's Health Clinic

Erectile dysfunction

WHAT IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (ED)?

ED is the inability to develop or maintain an erection during sexual performance. If you cannot get a strong, reliable erection at least 50% of the time then you may be suffering from ED.

WHAT CAUSES ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION?

Erectile dysfunction is often a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. It can result from a problem with the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, or blood vessels. Stress and mental health problems can also contribute to ED. 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. 

IS ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND IMPOTENCE THE SAME?

Generally speaking the terms have the same meaning however impotence is more often used to signify a more serious case of ED. It is often used to describe a condition where a man cannot get an erection at all.

WHAT ARE ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION TREATMENT OPTIONS?

There are many different ways to treat ED and effective treatment should always begin with uncovering the underlying cause. Vityl Men's Health Clinic takes a unique approach to treating erectile dysfunction. The first step is always a comprehensive medical consultation and psychological screening to discover what treatment methods will be most effective for you and most importantly, to uncover if there is something more serious causing your ED. Once we have established a baseline and potentially an underlying cause we co-ordinate the treatment process for you so that we can find you the most effective treatment and strength. It could be a treatment from a variety of treatment options and delivery methods. It all depends on you and your body. As you progress along your treatment plan, it may be possible to reduce your treatment plan and wean you off medication for good.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ED TREATMENTS?

As with many medical treatments, there can be side effects during treatment for ED. Some of these side effects are more likely to occur when higher dosages are used and they usually don't last for long and may subside with use. They include headache, facial flushing and upset stomach. If you experience symptoms that are concerning, seek medical help immediately. ED medications may cause other side effects besides those listed here.

Premature Ejaculation

WHAT IS PREMATURE EJACULATION (PE)?

Premature ejaculation is when a man cannot control his ejaculation and, generally speaking, can only engage in a few minutes of sexual intercourse. PE is a problem only if it leaves both the sexual partner and the one experiencing premature ejaculation unsatisfied and if it causes undue stress and anxiety as a result. Premature ejaculation may accompany an erection problem such as ED, but PE is generally treated differently.  If you are experiencing both PE and ED a customised treatment can be administered to overcome both symptoms at the same time.

WHAT CAUSES PREMATURE EJACULATION?

Premature ejaculation is most often caused by a combination of factors. The most common biological issues causing premature ejaculation are an overly sensitive penis, low testosterone or serotonin levels and weak pelvic muscles. It's also important to remember that ejaculating too quickly occurs from a combination of factors beyond the physical: psychological causes like anxiety, guilt, depression, or stress are all significant sources for this condition, and the most effective treatment plans address all of these factors.

HOW DO I STOP EJACULATING SO QUICKLY?

Depending on the severity of your condition there are many ways you can stop premature ejaculation. These include behavioural methods, psychosexual psychology, clinical treatment which includes oral and topical creams, and working with your sexual health doctor to find what blend of treatment options is right for your individual circumstances.

HOW LONG DO MEN LAST ON AVERAGE?

A healthy ejaculation time is anywhere from 12 - 20 minutes. Studies have shown that the average man lasts approximately 10 - 15 minutes. While erection times vary from a couple of seconds to an hour, premature ejaculation is very common and can be quite distressing to a couple. It is not uncommon for a man to last under a minute. According to the Urology Care Foundation, about 1 in 3 US males aged 18 to 59 years old have problems with premature ejaculation.

ARE THERE ANY NATURAL REMEDIES TO LAST LONGER IN BED?

Although we don't recommend gimmicks, our naturopaths and dieticians always advise men to take part in healthy eating and supplementation so that your nutrient levels reach an optimum range in order to improve their sexual function. Many men have reported benefits from testing their vitamin levels with pathology and restoring any deficiencies such as Vitamin D, Zinc, Magnesium etc.

IS THERE A CURE TO PREMATURE EJACULATION?

PE can be effectively managed and should improve with time. While not all men are permamently cured of premture ejaculation, it is a highly treatable illness. A variety of oral and topical medications can help with premature ejaculation. The patients at Vityl Men's Health also see great result from psychological therapy to address their anxieties and insecurities. In addition to clinical intervention, all men are encouraged to keep up with their pelvic floor exercises and to practice behaviour modification techniques like the squeeze technique and the stop-start method in order to further strengthen your conrol.

HOW CAN I INCREASE MY STAMINA IN BED?

Modern medicine still has not pinpointed the exact reason why some men finish in less than a minute and others last for almost an hour. Despite this, over the years doctors and researchers have uncovered effective treatment plans. In addition to medical treatment behavioural techniques (such as the squeeze technique and pelvic floor exercises), mental health support such as CBT can and should also be attempted to increase your satisfaction.