Troubles getting or keeping an erection sufficient for sex can indicate a health problem that calls for treatment. Resolving that condition could be the cure for your erectile dysfunction. But if this isn’t effective, drugs or other direct treatments may be in order.
Oral medications like vardenafil and tadalafil are all working erectile dysfunction treatments for countless men today. These drugs heighten the effects of nitric oxide, a natural substance in your body that soothes penile muscles. This steps up blood flow and gives you an erection in reaction to sexual arousal.
Erectile dysfunction can typically be improved by just making certain changes to your lifestyle, such as weight loss, smoking cessation, regular exercise, alcohol consumption reduction, and stress management.
If your erectile dysfunction is a result of stress, anxiety or depression, your doctor might recommend you, or you and your partner, consult a psychologist. Though caused by something physical, erectile dysfunction can cause stress and tension in a relationship.
Many medications may be injected straight into the member to bring an erection. The most usually used medications are papaverine, phentolamine, and alprostadil. The goal is to build an erection that holds for around 20 to 40 minutes. Should an erection last longer than an hour, the dose can simply be reduced.
This option requires the surgical insertion of devices into the two sides of the member. Such implants could be either silicone or polyurethane formed as inflatable or semirigid rods. The inflatable devices enable you to dictate when and how long you should have an erection. The semirigid rods make the member firm yet still bendable.
If a male’s erectile dysfunction is arising from low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy may be a suitable first step. Testosterone replacement therapy could be done with an injection, subcutaneous pellet, oral medication, or as a gum or patch.
A member pump is a battery-operated tube that is placed on top of the member. The pump draws out the air inside the tube to produce a vacuum that will, in turn, pull blood into your member. Slipping a tension ring around your member’s base at the moment you achieve an erection holds the blood right there and keeps you firm. The vacuum device must then be removed. After sex, take off the ring as well.
Surgery for erectile dysfunction is often only recommended if all other options have been unsuccessful. In the past few years, surgery was the option if a blockage to the blood supply of the member has been proven. The surgeon will unblock the blood vessels so as to bring back normal blood circulation in the member.