A variety of options are now available to treat erectile dysfunction, even for those with previous health conditions. Boston Medical Group has helped thousands of men across the US overcome ED with overwhelming success. Boston Medical Group physicians are well-trained and uniquely-qualified to treat erectile dysfunction in men with high blood pressure or any other ailments that may affect sexual health. The wide variety of treatments they employ can also help patients on cholesterol-lowering medications deal with the sexual problems that can be caused from Zocor® side effects, statin side effects, and Simvastatin® side effects.

Common oral medications for ED can help men with high blood pressure maintain strong erections, even for those who were previously impotent. However, for some men with high cholesterol and ED, the damage done to blood vessels and nerves in may be too extensive for these medications to work effectively. If this is your case, don’t be discouraged. The Boston Method provides a wide range of treatments for ED sufferers that don’t involve pills.  Such options include:

Intracavernous Pharmacotherapy (ICP) – This treatment involves a painless injection of a combination of FDA-approved vasodilators into the soft tissue of the penis. This increases blood flow to the penis and a firm, natural-feeling erection typically develops within a few minutes. Erections induced by ICP do not subside until after the effect of the medicine has worn off and can last for 30-60 minutes. ICP injections are commonly preferred by men who cannot take oral medications or have suffered with their side effects.

Vacuum Suction Devices (VSDs) – These cylindrical devices are placed over the penis and the air is sucked from the chamber, drawing blood into the penis. A rubber ring is then placed around the base of the penis to keep the blood from leaving the erectile chamber. While often effective, incomplete erections can sometimes result so using a VSD in conjunction with ICP has proven more effective.

Other treatments – These include hormone replacement therapy (for men with low testosterone levels), sex therapy, or arterial and venous surgeries. Like any surgical procedure, arterial and venous surgery comes with a long list of risks. Boston Medical Group physicians do not perform surgeries of any kind.

Erectile dysfunction that stems from high cholesterol will not be completely reversed unless you also work to lower cholesterol levels and repair the damage done to veins, arteries and nerves. In addition to the treatments available for the sexual symptoms of high cholesterol, patients should also undertake important lifestyle changes such as eating right, getting proper exercise and taking the appropriate cholesterol-lowering medications in order to achieve long-term sexual health.

Talk to your doctor about treatment options that will not affect the high cholesterol medications you are currently taking. For information on available options, the physicians at Boston Medical Group are prepared to answer questions about managing erectile dysfunction and high cholesterol together.