Diseases

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is a common disorder of males in which there is a loss of the erection of the penis. Sometimes, erectile dysfunction is referred to as impotence, but this term is not in use nowadays. It is a rare condition, and mostly this is the condition of stress. In this article, we are going to discuss the causes, symptoms, and erectile dysfunction treatment.

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction, but the most common cause of erectile dysfunction is cardiovascular disorder and hypertension. The symptoms of this disorder include interest in sex and failure to maintain an erection during sexual activities; there are some tests for its confirmation. Treatment mostly is sildenafil referred by a registered doctor and some other natural treatments related to food. There are some treatments of ED related to exercise for this disorder.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a man’s inability to keep his penis erect during intercourse and failure to satisfy his partner. It is the most common disorder all over the world. Erection of the penis occurs when the muscle of the penis relax and blood flow in vessels of the penis, which causes erection of the penis.

If there is an issue in blood pressure or heart-related problems, then proper erection of the penis cannot occur. It is a medical problem, and the right medication should be started referred by a doctor. Sometimes it is related to the psychology of partners or depends on the relationship between them, so proper psychological procedure is required to treat erectile dysfunction.

Causes of erectile dysfunction

There are many causes of erectile dysfunction; the most common are cardiovascular disorders, hypertension, and stress.

These are

  1. Cardiovascular disorders
  2. Stress
  3. Hypertension
  4. Diabetes
  5. Psychology-related issues
  6. Anxiety
  7. Depression
  8. High cholesterol
  9. Obesity
  10. Low testosterone ( genetically or hormones related)
  11. Relationship problems
  12. Drug usage
  13. Alcohol consuming
  14. Sleep disorders
  15. Tobacco usage reduce sperm count
  16. Due to injury or accident
  17. Parkinson’s disease
  18. Damage to the muscle of the penis during sex
  19. Down syndrome
  20. Increased age

There may be a single cause, or there may be multiple causes of erectile dysfunction. It is, therefore, necessary to consult a registered doctor.

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction

Listed below are symptoms of erectile dysfunction. If you are having any of these, consult your doctor and follow the medication.

  1. Not full erection of the penis during sex
  2. Ejaculation can be delayed
  3. Premature ejaculation
  4. Trouble in even erection of the penis
  5. Reduced drive or interest in sex

If you face any of these symptoms for the last three months, then immediately consult your doctor and start your treatment as soon as possible.

Erectile dysfunction Treatment

Treatment of erectile dysfunction depends on the cause, and doctors start treatment accordingly.

Medication

Your doctor may prescribe several medications, and it needs time to decide which medication will work because there are many causing underlying erectile dysfunction.

Often prescribed medicines are given below

  1. Sildenafil
  2. Tadalafil
  3. Avanafil
  4. Valdenafil

These drugs mentioned above have different brand names in the market like Viagra, Cialis, stendra, and syntax.

First-line therapy

  • Lifestyle and pharmacological medications
  • In case of hypogonadism, take testosterone externally
  • Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors are also used

Second-line therapy

  • Intraurethral
  • Vacuum pump
  • Removal of negative psychological factors

Testosterone Therapy ( TRT )

If someone has a low level of testosterone, he has to take testosterone externally to treat erectile dysfunction. A low level of testosterone is due to a genetic defect or hormonal imbalance.

There are many side effects of drugs used in erectile dysfunction. If you feel uncomfortable or any side effects, immediately consult your doctor.

Psychological therapy

Treatment also includes talk therapy in Erectile dysfunction occurring due to psychological issues. Given below are factors due to which erectile dysfunction occurs:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Relationship of partners
  4. Stress
  5. Your feeling during sex

Vacuum pumps

These are pumps used to pump blood to the penis, so erection occurs, they produce a vacuum, and blood is sucked into the penis.

Parts of these vacuum pumps are,

  1. Plastic tube on your penis
  2. Pump
  3. An elastic ring around the penis maintains blood in the penis, so erection is maintained for an extended period.

Erectile dysfunction exercises

Aerobic exercise

To cure erectile dysfunction, proper cardio and walk are necessary and to enjoy wonderful sexual life. You need to maintain your heart rate normal. Discuss an exercise plan with the consultant doctor. It is essential for heart patients.

Yoga

It helps to reduce your anxiety, tension, and stress.

These are things that cause erectile dysfunction, so yoga is vital in the cure of erectile dysfunction.

It also is important for peace of mind, maintains blood pressure normal.

Start eating vegetables and fruits, whole grains

  1. Make your diet healthy
  2. Reduce consumption of alcohol
  3. Reduce tobacco usage
  4. Start eating almonds
  5. Start some dairy products like mike and yogurt
  6. Some herbs have things related to the treatment of erectile dysfunction
  7. Yohimbine , l-arginine etc
  8. Start eating onions more
  9. use some basic remedies with basic pH like almonds.

Acupuncture

It is an old Chinese method to cure almost all diseases. It is also used to cure erectile dysfunction.

When choosing this type of cure, consultation with a registered medical practitioner is necessary.

Oil apply on penis

There are oils available to treat erectile dysfunction. Give a delicate massage on the penis and prostate.

Gently apply oil of lavender and pumpkin to the prostate; it helps cure erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction surgeries

If all the medication prescribed by a doctor is not effective, then surgery of the penis is the most suitable option to cure erectile dysfunction prescribed by a surgeon. +

There are many types of surgeries available, like vascular surgery, which maintain the proper blood flow to the penis,

Also, doctors may perform surgery of muscle or muscle fibers if the damage is to muscle or muscle fibers.

Every type of surgery has its proper benefits and disadvantages, so be conscious or aware of everything first and make sure the surgeon is a registered medical practitioner from which you are getting treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Tests to confirm erectile dysfunction

Test to confirm whether you are facing erectile dysfunction includes a physical examination, health, and psychology-related tests.

Also, we can use some additional tests to confirm erectile dysfunction, which is given below in the description.

Physical tests

In a physical exam, the doctor checks your heartbeat, working of lungs, and heart.

In this, he may also examine your prostate, testis, and penis to confirm the cause of erectile dysfunction.

Psychological tests

In this history of partner, the psychologist may ask you about your relationship and feelings during sex.

Some of the questions a psychologist can ask are given below

  1. how much time have you spent when you start having the issue of erectile dysfunction
  2. Is it happens gradually or suddenly
  • How often you do sex?
  • Do you wake up in the morning with an erection, or you woke up at night while having an erection?
  • How is your relationship with your partner??
  • Do you use any drugs?
  • What medication did you take recently?
  • How are you firm erection during sex? Is it fully erected or half?
  • Do you have any other disease other than this
  • Is this erectile dysfunction disturbing your life?

Additional tests for erectile dysfunction

The doctor may perform some additional tests for the confirmation of erectile dysfunction are given below.

Ultrasound

It can be done to know the condition of vessels and find whether it is a problem with penis blood flow.

If the issue occurs seen in ultrasound, then proper medication is started

Blood test

Doctors perform blood tests to know the cholesterol level in patients or whether he has diabetes or not.

Urine test

Performed to know the diabetes

Which causes erectile dysfunction?

Nocturnal penile tumescence ( NPT ) test

In this test, a portable, battery-operated device is planted on the thigh, and it records the nocturnal erection of the penis .data is saved in the machine, and the doctor can recheck it.

Side Effects / Risk Factor

Many side effects can increase the incidence of erectile dysfunction.

These risk factors are very dangerous in a person who already has diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, etc.

  1. Taking medication like  anti-depressant, which causes erectile dysfunction
  2. Radiation therapy etc
  3. Cancer
  4. Tobacco products
  5. Alcohol

Prevention

We can surely prevent erectile dysfunction by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a proper diet and exercise.

These are the bits of advice for the patient having erectile dysfunction:

  1. keep heart rate and diabetes under control
  2. Control on your nerved
  3. Try to not stress out yourself during sex
  4. Quit smoking
  5. Stop using drugs not prescribed by the doctor
  6. Maintain proper diet
  7. Control your stress
  8. Be confident and control your nerves during sex

Mehedi Hasan

Mehedi Hasan is an enthusiastic health blogger and the founder member of WOMS. He likes to share his thoughts to make people inspired about their fitness. He is an experienced writer and author on highly authoritative health blogs.

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