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Why Should a Man Come to the Men’s Health and Vitality Program?
There’s nothing we haven’t heard and we are not going to be embarrassed by anything that you tell us. The biggest step is coming in. Once you are in the office we will reassure you and provide a practical treatment plan.
We can fix this condition in over 95 percent of men
We just have to figure out the best treatment plan for you.
- Do it for yourself
- Do it for your family
- Do it for whatever motivates you
We often take better care of our cars than we do ourselves.
- Dr. Kevin Billups
First Get Educated
Men’s sexual health issues are most often a medical condition. While fatigue and stress can contribute to your erectile problems, for the most part, this is a medical condition. The earlier you come in, the sooner we can help you.
But you don’t have to come in and see us right away. You can explore the website, read the articles and watch the extensive list of videos. Once you are educated and feeling ready, come see us. This isn’t going to be scary. We will take very good care of you.
Think you’re alone? Not true.
Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction by Age
- 0 to 49 years 28%
- 50 to 59 years 45%
- 60 to 69 years 65%
The Facts About Male Sexual Health
Who Has Sexual Dysfunction?
Laumann and colleagues have shown that the prevalence of male sexual dysfunction approaches 31% in a population survey of approximately 1400 men aged 18 to 59 years; in the National Health and Social Life Survey hypogonadism (5%), ED (5%), and premature ejaculation (21%) were the 3 most common male sexual dysfunctions noted. (E. Laumann, A. Paik, R.C. Rosen Sexual dysfunction in the United States: prevalence and predictors JAMA, 281 (6) (1999), pp. 537–544)
Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Future Cardiac Disease
Whereas ED had little relationship with the development of incident cardiac events in men aged 70 years and older, it was associated with a nearly 50-fold increase in the 10-year incidence in men 49 years and younger. (M. Miner, L. Kuritzky Erectile dysfunction: a sentinel marker for cardiovascular disease in primary care Cleve Clin J Med, 74 (2007), pp. S30–S37)
Male Sexual Health and Diabetes
- Erectile Dysfunction is more common in diabetic men than in non-diabetic subjects with prevalence rates ranging up to 85% depending on the study. (“Sexual Dysfunction In Men With Type 2 Diabetes” Maria Luisa Isidro 2013)
- Gazzaruso and colleagues recruited 291 type 2 diabetic men with silent CAD and found that those who developed major adverse cardiac events over the course of approximately 4 years were more likely to have ED (61.2%) than those who did not (36.4%). (C. Gazzaruso, S.B. Solerte, A. Pujia et al. Erectile dysfunction as a predictor of cardiovascular events and death in diabetic patients with angiographically proven asymptomatic coronary artery disease: a potential protective role for statins and 5-phosphodiesterase inhibitors; J Am Coll Cardiol, 51 (21) (2008), pp. 2040–2044)
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Male Sexual Health and Heart Disease
- The likelihood of having heart disease at some point is two to three times higher in those who have ED than those who don't," Dr. Mehdi Shishehbor, a cardiology specialist at Cleveland Clinic
- The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial found that a history of ED was associated with a risk for CV events equal to or greater than the effects of family history of myocardial infarction, cigarette smoking, or measures of hyperlipidemia. (Thompson IM, Tamgen CM, Goodman PJ, Probstfield JL, Moinpour CM, Coltman CA. Erectile dysfunction and subsequent cardiovascular disease. JAMA. 2005; 294:2296-3002.)
- For more information, see our relevant articles
Please don’t hesitate to call with any questions or concerns about MVP. We are here to help you.
Schedule the Appointment
Dr. Billups has appointments available on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Our Men's Health Clinic Coordinator is available to help you.
Prepare for your First Appointment
Please complete the Medical History forms and bring them with you to the first appointment. Please contact our Men's Health Clinic Coordinator to obtain lab tests before your first appointment at 443.287.4378.
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