Men's Health

At Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California, Daniel E. Erdman, MD, provides high-quality personalized men's health services. Compared to women, men have a significantly higher risk of developing a number of serious health conditions including heart disease and stroke. Throughout his lifetime, a man is about twice as likely to have a heart attack as a woman is. Also, there are some diseases, such as prostate cancer, which occur only in men. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is another common disorder experienced only by men. Additionally, men are more likely than women to make unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking or drinking. On top of that, men are often more likely than women to put off regular medical checkups or seek routine preventive care. Men's health aims to address these specific issues. To learn more about how we can help you manage your specific men's health issues, please call to speak personally with Dr. Erdman or book an appointment at Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California, by phone or online today.

Men's Health Q & A

What is men's health?

Men's health refers to a comprehensive approach to addressing the particular health concerns that affect men.

Men are at higher risk than women for developing a number of serious health conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes

Men, unlike women, are at risk for developing prostate cancer and the risk of developing prostate cancer is much higher in older men. For this reason, your men's health evaluation may include a digital rectal exam as well as a PSA laboratory test to screen for signs of prostate cancer.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is another common disorder experienced only by men.

Men's health services can help men assess and manage their risk of developing these serious conditions. as well as issues concerning their sexual and reproductive health, such as erectile dysfunction.

At Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California, Dr. Erdman provides comprehensive personalized men's health evaluations and offers science-based approaches to help men manage their unique risks and maintain long-term health and wellness.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man is unable to reach or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual activity.

ED is a very common condition in men and a man's risk of developing ED increases significantly as he gets older. ED affects about 50% of men by the age of 50, about 60% of men by the age of 60, and about 70% of men by the age of 70.

Although erectile dysfunction is very common, it is not something you should just accept.

At Prime Time of Life, located in Saratoga, California, Daniel E. Erdman, MD, offers a full spectrum of treatment options for ED. These include more conventional therapies such as Viagra or other similar drugs classified as PDE5 inhibitors. The cost of these medications has dropped tremendously due to the recent availability of generic forms of both Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil).

Other treatment options include direct injection of vasoactive drugs (bimix, trimix, or quad-mix) into the penis (intracavernosal injection therapy). This option is often highly effective even in patients who do not respond well to Viagra or other PDE5 inhibitors. However, injection therapy can be painful, is obviously not the most convenient or spontaneous form of therapy, and has significant potential risks including the possibility of infection.

Supplements such as L-arginine and L-citrulline, which can boost nitric oxide levels, may also be very helpful in promoting better erectile function.

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is not appropriate for everyone but can be very helpful for many patients with ED.

Penile implant surgery is a last resort for the treatment of ED. The procedure is expensive, there are significant surgical risks associated with the procedure and the procedure is not reversible.

therapy is an innovative new, safe, and effective non-surgical option for the treatment of ED, which unlike other treatment options, actually addresses the underlying pathology responsible for ED in most patients.

To discuss which treatment options are best for you, please call to speak personally and privately with Dr. Erdman or schedule an appointment at Prime Time of Life in Saratoga, California, by phone or online today.

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