Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Talk With Urologist Dr Sivapraksam | The Living Center Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It...Read More
Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a sexual disorder characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. ED affects men of all ages, but is most common in men over 40. There are many possible causes of ED, including psychological, physical, and medical conditions.
ED can have a negative impact on a man’s quality of life, causing anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. If you’re experiencing ED, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that as many as 30 million men in the United States suffer from the condition.
Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for ED. The most common include oral medications, vacuum devices, surgery, and lifestyle changes.
Oral medications are the most common treatment for ED. They include:
- Sildenafil (Viagra)
- Tadalafil (Cialis)
- Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)
- Avanafil (Stendra)
These medications work by relaxing the muscles in the penis and increasing blood flow to the area. They can take effect in as little as 30 minutes and are effective for four to five hours.
A vacuum device is a pump placed over the penis to create blood flow. The pump draws blood into the penis, causing it to swell. A ring is then placed around the base of the penis to maintain the erection. The ring can be removed after sex.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat ED. Surgery options include:
- Penile implants: A device is placed inside the penis to help support erections.
- Vascular surgery: Surgery is performed to repair blood vessels in the penis.
- Neurological surgery: Surgery is performed to repair the nerves in the penis.
Certain lifestyle changes can also help treat ED, including:
- Quitting smoking
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy diet
- Reducing stress
- Limiting alcohol consumption
- Treating underlying health conditions
If you’re experiencing ED, there’s no need to suffer in silence. There are many effective treatment options available. Talk to your doctor about your options and find the treatment that’s right for you.