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Erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can a doctor help treat ED on Maple?

Yes, absolutely. For men, ED is the most common medical condition treated by doctors on Maple.

Once a Maple doctor has had a consultation with you, they can help you to understand possible causes of your ED. 

They also may prescribe treatments such as medicine that can help you achieve a temporary erection during sexual intercourse.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

ED is known as the inability to maintain an erection sufficient for satisfying sexual activity.

An erection is more complex than you may think – it involves your brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. If any of these factors isn’t working together with the rest, an erection cannot occur.

Common causes of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Alcoholism
  • Andropause
  • Clogged blood vessels
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety
  • Sleep disorder
  • Smoking
What are the symptoms of ED?

Symptoms may include:

  • Difficulty getting an erection
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire

You should see a doctor if:

  • Your inability to get or maintain erections is new and uninvestigated
  • Your difficulty with erections causes significant distress or relationship disruption
  • You experience other sexual problems like a premature or delayed ejaculation
  • You have diabetes, heart disease, or other health conditions
  • You have other symptoms associated with your erectile dysfunction
How does ED get treated?

There are several treatment options for ED including:

Counselling – this a recommended course of treatment for those suffering with erectile dysfunction caused by psychological reasons such as anxiety or stress.

Medication – pills (such as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra) or injections can be prescribed to help increase the likelihood of reaching an erection.

Vacuum Devices – vacuum devices can be used to improve the firmness of the penis by boosting blood flow to the area.

Surgery – vascular reconstruction surgery can be performed in cases where blood flow to the penis is restricted.

Treatment varies depending on doctor recommendations and what you personally feel is the best option for you.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start talking to a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

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Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

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The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

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Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

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Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

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Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

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I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

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Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

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Conditions Maple doctors can treat

Acute care

Our doctors see and treat many common medical issues on Maple.

Chronic care

Doctors are available 24/7 to provide advice and prescriptions for common chronic care conditions.

Some examples include:

Mental health

Our doctors are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

Some examples include:

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Trauma & loss
  • and more...
Women's/men's health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

Some examples include: