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No pills, no problem: another way to treat your erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects millions of men. While there are many potential causes of ED, it is often a result of low levels of testosterone or other hormones. Fortunately, there are a number of treatment options available, including testosterone replacement therapy and other medications.
In some cases, however, medications may not be effective or may cause unwanted side effects. For these men, surgery may be an option. One type of surgery that is sometimes used to treat ED is penile implants.
Penile implants are devices that are placed inside the penis to allow men to have an erection. They are usually made of silicone or metal, and they can be either semi-rigid or inflatable.
Penile implants are usually placed under local anesthesia. The surgery usually takes about an hour, and men usually stay in the hospital for one to two days after the procedure.
Recovery from the surgery usually takes four to six weeks. During this time, men may experience some pain and swelling. They will also need to avoid sexual activity for four to six weeks.
Once the implant is in place, it is not visible. The inflatable implants can be inflated when needed, and deflated when not in use. The semi-rigid implants are always semi-rigid.
Penile implants are usually very effective. In most cases, men are able to have an erection whenever they want. The implants can also help men to maintain an erection for a longer period of time.
There are some potential risks associated with penile implants. These include infection, bleeding, and scarring. In rare cases, the implant may become dislodged.
Overall, penile implants are a safe and effective treatment option for men with ED. They can provide men with the ability to have an erection whenever they want, and they can help to improve the quality of a man’s sex life.