How do I bring up the topic of erectile dysfunction with my doctor?
It’s perfectly understandable that you might be hesitant to bring up such a sensitive and personal topic with your doctor. But it’s important to remember that it takes much more than a common problem like erectile dysfunction to faze the typical doctor. In fact, if you have an older male doctor, there’s a chance he’s experienced it himself.
Drugs like Viagra have been taken by tens of millions of men around the world, and erection problems are not nearly the taboo a topic they used to be. It’s sad to think that generations of men had no choice but to go along with the old conventional wisdom that “impotence” was a sign of personal failure. The good news is that today’s doctors are far more educated on what really causes erection problems, and they have more options than ever for treating it effectively.