Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Most Men With Prostate Cancer Avoid Treating Erectile Dysfunction

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer earned the dubious distinction of being identified as the group least likely to treat their erectile dysfunction. In a 2013 study, Brian Helfand, MD, PhD, an assistant clinical professor of urology at Northshore University Health System and the University of Chicago reviewed the medical records of more than six million men diagnosed with erectile dysfunction. Among those diagnosed with prostate cancer, he found only 15% of the men given a prescription for ED medication actually filled their prescription, which means 85% did not.

Those dismal statistics are about the men who actually went for help. It doesn’t include the group of men who don’t seek help. If you add in the number of men who refuse to get help, you are left with the inescapable conclusion that the overwhelming majority of men with prostate cancer, who also are coping with ED, do not get any form of treatment for their erectile dysfunction.

This is bad news since ED affects a man’s self esteem, confidence, manhood, relationship with his partner, and also his performance at work.
I was in the small group of men who decided to aggressively treat their ED, I used the following:
I did not try:
Here are two links that may help you get started on the journey to treat and overcome erectile dysfunction:
Nine Popular Ways to Treat ED
Dealing With Erectile Dysfunction  

Four years after double nerve sparing surgery, and active participation in penile rehabilitation , I flunked out. I was told I’d be impotent for the rest of my life. I was seriously depressed before we reached the parking lot to drive home. This leaves me to wonder if depression, and feeling helpless, are major factors that discourage other men to seek treatment for erectile dysfunction.

If you hate living with ED, as most men do, don’t let prostate cancer win. DO SOMETHING! Take back what treating prostate cancer took away from you. When all of my treatment options failed, my rehab specialist failed to tell me about an option that works when all other treatment options fail.

It’s an option that most men don’t know about, or get frightened once they hear about it. It’s called penile implant surgery. Penile Implants have the highest user and partner satisfaction rates. Medicare and many private insurance companies will pay for this surgery.

Will you accept the challenge to see your physician, your urologist, or cancer treatment center in order to discuss the most effective way to treat your erectile dysfunction?
Why live with ED, if you don’t have to?
Note: This article appeared in Prostate Cancer News Today 

Rick Redner and his wife Brenda Redner wrote two award winning books. The first:
provides men and couples with information and support before, during and after prostate surgery.

Their second book was written for couples living with!erectile dysfunction. After living with erectile dysfunction for four years, Rick chose penile implant surgery. The couple share how implant surgery changed their lives and relationship.
The title of their book is:

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