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We have chosen some of the most common questions at each stage in the process
Disclaimer: The final results of the treatment depend on the individual patient, type of treatment and results can vary from person to person. Medical expert diagnosis is highly recommended. Call us for a diagnosis.
ED is normal in older men and should be accepted as a normal part of aging.
ED should not be accepted as normal by men of any age. It is a medical problem with a medical solution. Just as we would not accept problems like high blood pressure when we are older, we should also not accept ED. At Revita Medical, there is no age limit to the people we can help. The oldest patient that we have treated to date was 98!
If my own physician or urologist cannot help me, no one else can.
It is not uncommon for many patients to have seen a variety of physicians prior to coming in to Revita Medical. We specialize in helping patients with more difficult and advanced conditions
Tobacco, alcohol or illicit drug use may bring about ED.
These substances can damage blood vessels and/or restrict blood flow to the penis, causing ED.
Erectile dysfunction affects only the man.
Both partners can suffer if ED goes untreated. Failure to acknowledge and treat the problem can lead to depression, anxiety and loack of self-esteem for both partners.
Impotence affects only the man with ED.
Both partners can suffer if impotence goes untreated. Failure to acknowledge and treat the problem can lead to depression, anxiety and lack of self-esteem for both partners.
Can my Primary Care Physician or Urologist treat me the same way?
Sexual dysfunction remains a specialized field that most Primary Care Physicians may not have the same level of dedication, tools or experiences as do our physicians, who treat these problems on a daily basis. Your urologist can of course treat you using many of the available modalities that are open to him.
I currently have other health issues. Am I still a candidate for your treatment?
One of our most significant contributions in this area of medicine is the ability to offer safe and effective treatment for men who want to improve their sex lives but do not wish to take unnecessary risk. Our physicians take into consideration the patient’s health as well as the goal of the treatment sought after. A thorough medical assessment as well as on site testing are necessary to ensure safe delivery of health care. You will need to be completely candid with your medical history and bring the list of medications you are taking, if any.
How long has Revita Medical been in business?
The company has been operating for over 15 years. We have over 100 clinics, including the U.S., Latin America and Europe.
How common is erectile dysfunction?
It is extremely common, afflicting an estimated 30 million men in the U.S and over 3 million men in Canada. About half of all men aged 40 – 70 have erectile dysfunction
Can erectile dysfunction be prevented?
In some cases, yes. Reducing stress, or sharing concerns with your partner and/or doctor can help psychological ED. Physical impotence can be avoided by following a prudent diet and lifestyle that includes cutting back on alcohol and smoking. Diabetics must control their blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
How is ED diagnosed?
On taking the patient’s history, the physician may ask how the erection difficulties developed. Generally, physical ED develops over months or years, starting with a gradual loss of firmness in the erection. Over time, it takes longer to have an erection and is more difficult to maintain one. The physician conducts a thorough examination, and may select tests to differentiate between physical and psychological ED.
Is an impotent man infertile?
No, an infertile man does not produce enough effective sperm to conceive a child. A man who had erectile dysfunction (or impotence) can be perfectly fertile, so being impotent does not mean a man cannot have children. Often erectile dysfunction is easier to treat than infertility.
Is there one best treatment for ED?
Each patient is different. The doctor will recommend the best treatment/s for you.
Are your doctors specialists?
The doctors at Revita Medical are general practitioners who have extensive knowledge and special training in the area of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and other sexual difficulties. They focus exclusively in treating sexual difficulties in men, which means that their experience is significant and comprehensive. They understand your anxieties and have the knowledge to offer effective solutions to each individual’s situation.
What is Peyronies Disease? Can I be treated with Peyronies Disease?
Peyronies disease is characterized by a plaque that forms on the penis. The plaque develops on the upper or lower side of the penis in layers containing erectile tissue. It begins as a localized inflammation and can develop into a hardened scar. ED caused by Peyronies disease can often be treated successfully with the available treatment options.
Is diabetes a cause of erectile dysfunction?
Diabetes is one of the medical disorders most frequently associated with erectile dysfunction. It is estimated that 35 – 59% of men with diabetes have ED. The vascular and neuralgic complications associated with the natural history of diabetes are thought to be the main causes of ED in men with diabetes.
Do you treat people with diabetes?
Revita Medical successfully treats many men who have ED as a result of diabetes. Conversely, we occasionally discover diabetes in men who visit our clinic for ED, but who are not aware they have diabetes.
Will the use of prescription medication lead to erection problems?
As a side effect, some prescription medications can lead to erection problems. Check with your physician if you are concerned about a medication you are taking.
I have just had prostate cancer surgery. Will i be able to function again?
You definitely have the potential to resume full sexual function. It may take some time before you know whether or not the surgery affected your sexual functioning, but don’t wait to meet with an experienced physician about these concerns. Other things to consider before you undergo prostate cancer surgery are: the type of surgery you are offered (there are nerve sparing techniques available) and the experience of your surgeon. These factors will affect your erectile health post-surgery.
When should I see a doctor about erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation?
You should see a doctor about erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation as soon as it begins to bother you or cause problems in your relationship. There are ways to treat and maybe even cure these conditions. You do not have to suffer unnecessarily.
Even though I have problems with erectile dysfunction, I always wake up in the morning with an erection. What does this mean?
Waking up with an erection in the morning, when you have difficulty achieving an erection at other times of the day, can indicate that there may be a psychological problem interfering with your ability to get or maintain an erection and this may be directly related to excessive amounts of adrenaline in the blood stream. Do not let your problem persist. You should consult a specialist in the field as soon as possible.
I’m 85 years old. Am I too old to benefit from today’s treatments for erectile dysfunction?
You are NOT too old to benefit from one or all of the treatments available.
Here at Revita Medical we have successfully treated patients in their 90′s! If you can walk up one flight of stairs without exhaustion, you are probably healthy enough to participate in sexual activity. You are only as old as you feel! Your overall physical health should be examined and the doctor can confirm for you whether or not you should consider using treatment.
I’ve read that erectile dysfunction is often just, “in the mind.” Is that true?
Not usually. Most often erectile dysfunction is caused by physical rather than psychological reasons. However, physical impotence can often be compounded by psychological factors.
Ejaculation is not something that you can control.
Actually, Ejaculation is something that you can control. You can learn to control your ejaculation in the same way that we all learn bladder control (Toilet Training) when we are children. Like bladder control, once you learn to control your ejaculation, you are unlikely to forget.
Premature Ejaculation is a problem that is entirely in your head.
Most patients with premature ejaculation actually have an oversensitive glans penis or head of the penis. It is mostly through stimulation of the head of the penis that we ejaculate. Men with an oversensitive head of the penis will ejaculate with very little stimulation. They have what is called a low ejaculatory threshold.
Premature ejaculation will not eventually cause erection problems.
More patients who have suffered from PE for a long time eventually develop erection problems than those who can actually control their ejaculation.
Premature Ejaculation will not affect your sex life.
While you are making love, you are often worried that ejaculation may occur. This makes it difficult to relax and enjoy the experience. Also, your partner may not be getting the most out of her sex life, and may avoid lovemaking for this very reason.
Premature ejaculation will not affect your confidence and ability to socialize in everyday life.
Any problem that affects your self-image can have a negative impact on your confidence and ability to socialize. Men who learn to control their ejaculation often become more confident and more outgoing.
There are many herbal products on the market today that can treat ED.
There is no known herbal product that has been consistently proven to be effective in treating ED. In a recent alert, the FDA discouraged the use of these products and stated: “Theses products have not been approved by FDA, and there is no guarantee of their safety and effectiveness, or of the purity of their ingredients.
I have to see the physician many times before I can begin treatment.
In most cases, only one consultation is required before you can commence your treatment. So that a comprehensive approach can be undertaken and successful outcome guaranteed, the consultation will take about (1) hour to complete.
Can you treat me if Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis® or other medications have failed?
Yes. Viagra ®, Levitra® and Cialis® belong to the same class of medication. If one does not work, it is unlikely the others will. Our physicians will prescribe a personalized treatment plan that can help immediately restore your sexual function as well as deliver a sustainable solution.
I’m currently taking other prescription medications. Will your treatments be safe?
The attending physician will take into consideration any and all prescription medications you are using before making any recommendation. Most of our treatment options do not interact with other prescription medications.
Do you use herbal treatments?
No. We only prescribe approved prescription medications. Recent studies have shown that herbal supplements either are ineffective, or have been shown to cause dangerous side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer warning regarding dangerous ingredients in certain dietary supplements.
How much will the treatment cost?
The cost of the prescribed treatment program varies depending on the duration of the treatment and the desired results. Such cost can be discussed once the assessment has been completed so that you can make an informed decision.
Can my partner come with me to the appointment?
Yes, we actually encourage your partner to join you at the consultation. Quite often, the partner is relieved to understand that this is an identifiable problem that can be successfully treated both with short and long term goals.
How long will the initial consultation last?
A typical appointment lasts about 1 hour. This allows enough time for a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis to be made, treatment options discussed and treatment program initialized. This commitment of time is an important investment in your personal health and well-being.
Is there a treatment for weak erections?
Whether you are experiencing weak erections, or an inability to get an erection, treatment is often the same. The main difference in treatment will be found in the strength of the dose you are prescribed.
Do you offer viagra, cialis or levitra? Which one is best?
Revita Medical can prescribe any of these medications when appropriate. Our doctors are very experienced and can tell you in advance if these medications are safe for you to take and which brand might be most suitable for your individual case. There is no “one best” treatment option. All of these medications are effective, and the best choice for you depends on a variety of medical and lifestyle variables. At Revita Medical, patients go through a thorough medical examination and the doctor will help you determine which treatment option is best for you.
What type of doctor should I see? Can I go to my family doctor?
It is possible for you to go to your family doctor but you should be aware that most family doctors are very busy and may not have an adequate amount of time during your appointment to properly address these issues. If you have a good relationship with your family doctor we always recommend that you take the initiative to discuss these problems with him or her. However, we often hear men tell us that they are uncomfortable talking to their family doctor about their sexual health. Urologists also treat these conditions among many other issues.
You could ask your doctor for a referral to a Urologist, however to do so, you do need to speak to your family doctor about the problem and once referred, you may find long waiting times to get an appointment and similar time restrictions during the appointment. When talking to a physician about your most personal of health concerns, you should not feel rushed.
You should feel that your health care professional is taking the time to understand your problem, is asking questions, and also educating you about your sexual health.
Here at the Revita Medical, our doctors have been specifically trained in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and have the knowledge and experience to determine the best possible solution for your specific condition. Our doctors see many patients just like you, every single day, and they understand the fear and frustration that you are experiencing. Since everyone in our office from doctors to nurses to receptionists are accustomed to seeing patients every day for sexual health concerns, you can feel comfortable that our staff of professionals will be sensitive to your concerns and treat you with dignity and respect. At Revita Medical, your privacy and confidentiality is extremely important to us. We spend a considerable amount of time with you (usually about 1 hour on your first visit) so you will have a chance to ask all of your questions without feeling rushed. Although your family doctor may be able to prescribe a treatment for you, there is a difference between visiting your family doctor to discuss ED and visiting a clinic which specializes in treating ED and other sexual health problems.
Alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and antidepressants are good ways to control premature ejaculation.
None of these drugs are meant to be taken to control premature ejaculation. One of the side-effects of these drugs is the inhibition of ejaculation. However, other serious side-effects must be taken into account. Here’s the reality: substance abuse causes erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, inability to orgasm, and other side effects. Antidepressants should not be taken lightly and should be taken only under strict medical care.
Anesthetic sprays or creams available from sex shops are good ways to control PE.
These products rarely, if ever, work. They numb the head of the penis as well as the partner’s vagina, reducing pleasure for both partners. As they numb the head of the penis, you never actually “get used” to the sensation of making love for longer periods of time, and the problem returns as soon as you stop using them.
I have to take medication for the rest of my life in order to get an erection.
While no one can guarantee a cure, it is an observable fact that many of our patients have reported they no longer need treatments to perform. It appears the extent and duration of ED is inversely proportional to the chance of cure. The treatment regimen recommended by Revita Medical will provide an erectile response satisfactory for sexual intimacy while at the same time aiming at curing the problem.
Is the treatment a cure for ED?
The treatment can potentially be a cure.
Can I be on more than one treatment at any given time?
It is very possible to be on more than one treatment at any given time. The doctor will explain the options and the purpose of each one.