If erectile dysfunction affects a man`s well-being or relationships, it needs to be treated. Treatment aims to improve or improve erectile function, support circulatory health, and improve a man`s quality of life. Usually, the hardest part of diagnosing erectile dysfunction is overcoming the embarrassment that comes with talking about your erectile dysfunction. But once you talk to your doctor, you`ll find that it`s common and a diagnosis can come quickly. For many people, a physical exam and answering a few basic questions about your medical history is all that is needed. If you have chronic health conditions or if your doctor suspects that an underlying condition may be involved, you may need additional testing or consultation with a specialist like me. Penile implants are most often placed under anesthesia. If a patient has a systemic, cutaneous or urinary infection, this surgery should be postponed until all infections are treated. If a man is taking blood thinners, he may need to talk to a medical expert about stopping medications for elective surgery and healing.

Aids such as suction devices and penis constriction rings serve some men as an erection aid. The type of doctor who treats erectile dysfunction depends on the cause of the problem. Depending on your family`s medical history, as well as your own medical history and current health condition, your doctor may treat you with oral medications (Viagra®, Levitra®, Cialis®). A vacuum erection device is a plastic tube that slides over the penis and forms a joint with the skin of the body. A pump at the other end of the tube creates a low-pressure vacuum around the corpora cavernosa, resulting in an erection. An elastic ring is then pushed to the base of the penis. This keeps the blood in the penis (and keeps it hard) for up to 30 minutes. With proper training, 75 out of 100 men can achieve a functional erection with a vacuum erection device. Psychological causes can contribute to erectile failure, even if there is a clear organic cause.

Millions of men are able to successfully treat their erectile dysfunction. Oral prescription drugs are a popular method. Taking medication does not automatically lead to an erection. These tablets enhance the effect of nitric oxide. It is a chemical that your body produces to relax the muscles of the penis. Sexual stimulation releases this chemical and these drugs enhance their effects and allow an erection. Other less common but effective medications for erectile dysfunction include self-injections or urethral suppositories. If medications are not effective, your doctor may recommend a vacuum penis pump. This device uses a hollow tube to create a vacuum that draws blood to your penis. Penile implants are another option and involve the surgical placement of a device that allows the penis to achieve an erection. If your erectile dysfunction is affecting your mental health or relationship, your doctor may also recommend that you and your partner see a mental doctor or sex therapist. What your treatment looks like ultimately depends on the cause and severity of your erectile dysfunction, as well as any underlying health problems.

Your doctor will be able to work with you to find the right solution. Symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) include that sometimes, but not always, you can get an erection; be able to get an erection, but do not last long enough for sexual intercourse; and not being able to get an erection at all times. Complications arising from erectile dysfunction may include: The brain plays a key role in triggering the series of physical events that cause an erection, starting with feelings of sexual arousal. A number of things can disrupt sexual feelings and cause or worsen erectile dysfunction. These include: depression. Depression is another cause of erectile dysfunction and is closely related to erectile dysfunction. Because there is a triad relationship between depression, erectile dysfunction, and cardiovascular disease, men with depression should be fully screened for medical conditions as well as psychological factors. Some antidepressants cause erectile insufficiency. The fact is that erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages. However, as you get older, your risk may increase.

This is not only because erections take longer to develop, but also because other factors can come into play. Physical problems such as heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking can all cause erectile dysfunction. On the other hand, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, and other mental health issues can also affect sexual feelings. And it can cause or worsen your erection problems. Often, it`s a bit of both. Therefore, it is important to understand the physical and mental state in order to know the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction. A specific treatment for erectile dysfunction is determined by your doctor based on the following factors: Direct risk factors for erectile dysfunction may include: Accurate identification and characterization of risk factors is essential for the prevention or treatment of erectile dysfunction.