Erectile Dysfunction

You Are Not Alone.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is simply the repeated inability to get or to keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. You might find that you can’t get an erection at all, or you can get one only sometimes or you can only keep an erection for a brief period of time.

Some people believe that ED is just a part of getting older – it’s not. It’s caused by a physical or psychological problem that can be treated. Because it’s such a personal issue, you might feel awkward about seeking help but don’t worry: ED is very, very common and is very treatable.

Here at the Fitzwilliam Private Clinic our resident specialist Dr. Pearse Phelan specialises in ED problems and has successfully treated thousands of men in exactly the same position as you find yourself in. There is no need to suffer in silence any longer because we will find the cause and specify a treatment for you, without any embarrassment, judgement or complications.

If you’re having problems, talk to a doctor who knows exactly what you’re going through, in a discrete, compassionate consultation. Make an appointment using our form, or call us on (01) 662 9777 and we’ll help you to get your old life back again.

What causes ED?

ED is caused by a physical or psychological problem. Previous diseases may lead to ED. Likewise some prescription or other drugs might be a chemical cause (drug effects account for 25 per cent of cases). A physical examination can give clues to problems in your nervous system, for example. There might be hormonal or circulatory problems that we can quickly identify and begin to treat.

What happens during an appointment?

Firstly Dr. Phelan will discuss your medical history and get an account of your current problem. This will help to identify any previous previous diseases might have led to ED or if there have been any problems with sexual desire, erection, ejaculation or orgasm.

Often, we will do laboratory tests to check for systemic diseases, including blood counts, urinalysis, lipid profile and measurements of creatinine, liver enzymes and free hormones.

Another diagnostic measure is to monitor erections that occur during sleep to help rule out certain psychological causes. Healthy men have 4 or 5 involuntary erections a night during sleep lasting 20 to 40 minutes each.

How is ED treated?

It’s very important to realise that ED can become worse the longer you leave it untreated. We often find that what starts as a small setback can really affect your quality of life because it plays on your mind which, in turn, further affects erections and you’re caught in a vicious circle.

Treatment can be on a number of levels, depending on the causes and severity of the problem, and is tailored to your specific case. This is why accuracy of diagnosis is so important.

Treating ED can be as simple as making a few healthy lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, losing excess weight, reducing alcohol or getting more exercise. The next thing to consider is oral or locally injected medications and possibly hormone replacement.

In very resistant cases, we will consider vacuum devices and surgically implanted devices.

If it becomes clear that the underlying causes might be emotional or relationship problems we will arrange for an excellent counselling referral.



Regain your confidence

If you’re having problems, talk to a doctor who knows exactly what you’re going through, in a discrete, compassionate consultation at the Fitzwilliam Private Clinic.

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It was amazing to be able to talk to someone who understood, completely, and who looked at it from a medical viewpoint...I felt completely relaxed and even relieved.

- Michael, 44, Kerry