When men heal their ED, their quality of life improves. This is well documented.
And there are several treatment options that have been proven very successful for treating ED.
So, a new study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research came as quite a surprise.
It revealed that up to 80% of men who receive these successful ED treatments actually stop using them.
The researchers surveyed 50 previously published studies with 14,371 subjects.
Some studies found that up to 76 percent of men discontinued their phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor treatment. These were the men on drugs like Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, and Stendra.
Up to 79.9 percent of men receiving intracavernosal injections and 69.2 percent of those receiving urethral suppositories stopped their treatment.
Meanwhile, 30 percent of those with penile prostheses simply stopped having sex altogether because of device complications or loss of interest in sex.
For all treatment types, many complained that the treatments had led to poor or inconsistent erectile responses and attributed their treatment discontinuation to this issue.
Side effects of medications were also a common cause to stop taking them.
The most common complaint by men on oral drugs was headaches, for men on injections it was Peyronie’s disease (scar tissue in the penis), and for men on suppositories it was urethral pain.