Patient Success Stories
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.