Medicare does not cover erectile dysfunction treatment if you have Medicare Part A and Part B. Typically, you won’t receive coverage for Viagra or other similar impotency medications. Viagra is the most widely used treatment for erectile dysfunction, and until recently, it was the only option on the market. However, there are now generic versions that are much more affordable and could be an option for you if you only have Medicare Part A and Part B.

If you have Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) or Medicare Part D, you may receive coverage for some of the generic forms of Viagra. Medicare Advantage and Part D plans are designed to provide supplemental coverage for things that Part A and Part B don’t cover. Each Medicare Advantage plan is different, so be sure to check yours to see if your Medicare plan covers erectile dysfunction. It’s important to know what does Medicare cover.

Erectile dysfunction and other forms of impotency are more common than you might think. About 50 percent of men in their fifties experience mild erectile dysfunction, and that number gets higher as you get older. By age 70, 15 percent of men experience total erectile dysfunction. November is National Impotency Month, and if you’ve been struggling with impotency, now is the perfect time to seek treatment. While Medicare doesn’t cover all impotency treatments, you do have options when it comes to seeking out care for a healthy sex life.

Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms and Causes

Those that struggle with erectile dysfunction and impotency will struggle to get and maintain an erection, and may also struggle to reach orgasm even if they can maintain an erection. This often comes with a lower libido as well.

There are a number of different factors that can cause erectile dysfunction. Alcoholism, smoking, and recreational drug use often lead to erectile dysfunction. It can also be brought on by taking certain other medications. Many common chronic health conditions can also cause symptoms of erectile dysfunction, including cardiovascular, neurological, and hormonal problems, as well as diabetes, kidney disease, and more. Stress and anxiety can also exacerbate issues with erectile dysfunction.

Preventing and Managing ED

Erectile dysfunction is very common, and although it can be annoying, there are ways to manage it. The best way to prevent erectile dysfunction is to live a healthy lifestyle – don’t smoke, keep drinking to a minimum, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly.

There are also things you can do to manage your ED symptoms, particularly if you only suffer from mild ED. If you’re overweight, taking steps to slim down can really help to reduce your symptoms. You should also have your doctor check for underlying conditions that could be making your symptoms worse. Finally, take steps to manage the stressors in your life, as anxiety is a common cause of ED.

Although impotency can be frustrating, you can manage it with the appropriate treatment. If you’re interested in learning more about Medicare, talk to one of our licensed insurance brokers today. Fill out this form or give us a call to see how we can help.