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The Cost of Treating Erectile Dysfunction from the NY Times

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For the most part, TWSHF focuses on women's sexual health difficulties. However, we found this piece from Tara Parker -Pope on Erectile Dysfunction to mirror many of the challenges women face with FSD: finding the professional who has the expertise to help and the cost of various treatments.

We often hear that there are no treatments for FSD. That is not entirely correct. There is vagifem, physical therapy, lubricants, and other options.The major hurdle appears to be in finding a professional who has the expertise to diagnose, treat and understand FSD. However, we certainly welcome more treatment options.

We hope you enjoy Ms. Parker-Pope's article below and the comments from her readers.

Recently a reader complained to me that she and her husband no longer have sex. It wasn’t that they didn’t care about each other. They simply couldn’t afford it.

The problem was that her husband suffered from erectile dysfunction, or E.D., a problem that afflicts about a third of men in their 50s and half of men in their 60s. And for couples on a limited budget, the cost of drugs like Viagra, at about $15 a pill, can be prohibitive to use on a regular basis.

Medicare and many insurance plans don’t cover the cost of E.D. drugs. But as Lesley Alderman explains in today’s Patient Money, there are a range of options for treating erectile dysfunction, including pumps, injections and surgical implants. Many of them are covered by insurance.

To learn more, read the full story, “Viagra and Its Ilk Aren’t the Only Treatments Around,” and then please join the discussion. Have you found success with any of these treatments? Is the cost of treating E.D. taking a toll on your sex life?

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Use of herbal remedies are best for problem of men sexual health like erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation problems for men health.

February 11, 2013 - 2:06am
EmpowHER Guest

For all of those who think Male performance Products are just for older guys, please read.

Unfortunately there are prescription drugs out there that say "may cause sexual side effects." I took one of these prescrption drugs and now that has ruined my ability to do the deed without assistance. It sucks that this happens, but not being able to get it up is not the fault of the person nor does it make them less of a man. Many times its because of physiological problems or medical reasons.

I started taking the Dr Max Powers HGH Spray and it had allowed me to carry on a somewhat normal sexual life. It seems to be a very natural way to boost male sex drive and erections without harmful side effects.

My point is people: Go the more natural alternative way like the Dr Max HGH Spray. I sure wish I found it sooner that the prescription stuff I took.

I highly recommend it. Thank you

October 29, 2009 - 10:29pm
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