Here's What You Don't Know About Erectile Dysfunction

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on May 31, 2016 3:46:11 PM

If you are one of the estimated 30 million men in the United States suffering from erectile dysfunction—the inability to achieve and sustain an erection—then what you don't know could hurt you.

Of course, the frustration of erectile dysfunction, or ED, alone is enough to send many men to the doctor, looking for a solution. But understand this: ED is often an outward sign of a serious underlying health condition that bears looking into.

One more thing: If you've been told nothing more can be done, think again. At Einstein, we offer several advanced treatment options.

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction

Infographic: Erectile Dysfunction Might Be a Warning Sign of Serious Health Issues

Posted by Jeff Meade on Feb 11, 2016 3:40:27 PM

Valentine’s Day is almost here. It’s a time when—to roughly paraphrase Lord Tennyson—a man’s thoughts lightly turn to thoughts of love.

But for many men, the physical expression of love might be limited by erectile dysfunction, or ED, a condition that inhibits the ability to form an erection.

ED becomes progressively more common as men age.

Sixty-one percent of men between the ages of 40 and 69 report symptoms of erectile dysfunction. In men over 70, the number increases to 77 percent. (American Journal of Men’s Health, July 2012)

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment at Einstein: One Man Shares His Story

Posted by Jeff Meade on Nov 30, 2015 11:57:32 AM

“You can see I’m a talker,” says Preston Forchion, with a deep laugh that seems to start in the soles of his shoes and reverberate up to the top of his 6’3” frame.

And it’s a good thing he is, because Forchion, a retired bus mechanic for New Jersey Transit from Hammonton, NJ, has something important he wants to talk about, and he wants other men to hear it.

We’re sitting in a diner just off the Atlantic City Expressway, and we’re talking about Forchion’s years of unhappiness caused by erectile dysfunction.

It seems an unusually public place to have the conversation, and although he’s not exactly shouting from the rooftops, he believes it’s important to speak openly about a problem that afflicts more than 33 million men nationwide, and more than half of all men 65 and older.

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Topics: Urology, Erectile Dysfunction

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