Erectile Dysfunction Case Studies
A Case of Psychological Erectile Dysfunction
Russell is a 43 year old man of good health. He has been happily married for 17 years.
In His Own Words
I guess that I was going through a kind of mid-life crisis and although I am happily married, I sometimes had problems getting an erection. I worried that it could be she was not as physically attractive to me as she once was. Of course, I still love her dearly. I know that I do not have erection problems per se, as I still get good erections most mornings and when I am by myself.
Russell has a problem called psychogenic erectile dysfunction. He is able to get good erections on his own, but not with his wife. There are many reasons for this problem, including guilt, stress, insecurity and tension in the relationship.
The Boston Medical Group physicians measured Russell’s blood flow through the penis using echo Doppler studies and found it to be in the normal range. A course of treatment was prescribed to ensure that he had an erection every time he made love, regardless of his state of mind.
He was able to overcome the nervousness and tension when he made love, as he had the certainty that he would not fail. Not long after, Russell’s confidence had been restored and he had overcome his fear of failure. He began to enjoy lovemaking once again.
At the age of 50, I felt like I was not fit to live at all. That used to be my thinking. For the last few years, I felt my age put limits on the things I was capable of. Watching life go by was not easy. It was like watching one unproductive day go by and by. Even with very little work, I felt the days weigh on me.
I thought this is just a part of aging. I asked my friends if they felt the same way and some of them said that they had experienced the same issues around the age of 50. One of my friends suggested it might be low testosterone as he had the same issue a year before. He recommended that I book an appointment with Boston Medical Group.
At first, I was skeptical about this whole testosterone idea. I was not prepared for what was in store for me. The doctors from Boston Medical Group were very knowledgeable and gave me the comfort that they could help me find the energy I used to have. So, I decided to allow the doctors to treat me. We decided on a long term plan to improve my testosterone levels and it all turned out to be very successful.
Few days after my first injection, I was running down an out of bounds ball at my son’s soccer practice, and it felt so good to run. It was at that moment that I knew things have changed. From that point on, I sleep better, I have loads more energy, and my wife tells me I have a new spark in my eyes. It has taken some time to get the levels adjusted but there is no denying the effects of testosterone have had huge positive effect on my life.