Men’s Health Clinic
Dr Bert Rauber and a number of nurses specialise in erectile dysfunction. Together they provide a comprehensive assessment for patients with this condition.
Erectile dysfunction (previously called impotence) is a condition where a man is unable to achieve and/or maintain an erection firm enough to have a satisfactory sexual relationship.
- 50% of men over the age of 50 have erectile dysfunction
- Blocking of the arteries does not only occur in the heart. Other organs including the penis can be affected.
- On average it takes three years from presenting with erectile dysfunction to having a heart attack in men where the erectile dysfunction is the results of blocking of the arteries
- Obesity, inactivity, high cholesterol and diabetes are the most common causes of blocking of the arteries leading to erectile dysfunction
- Only 10% of men talk to their GP about erectile dysfunction
- Only 20% of GPs talk to their patients about erectile dysfunction
There have been huge advances in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and we now have effective oral medications to treat this condition. Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra are some of the oral medications. Vacuum devices and injection therapy are some others. Surgical implants are reserved for treatment failures.
What do we at the Men’s Health Clinic?
We provide a comprehensive assessment based on thorough history taking, clinical examination and blood tests, following which we look at suitable treatment options.
When you contact us, you will be sent out a form to do a fasting blood test and an appointment will be made for you. During this appointment the nurse will take a detailed history from you – this will take about 30 minutes. You will then be given a full physical check by Dr Rauber and we will discuss treatment options – this will take about 30 minutes, the nurse will meet with you again to discuss in more detail the medication you have been prescribed.
We encourage that your partner attends the appointment with you, as we like to treat the couple together.