The duration of ED depends on what causes it and how you respond to your treatment. Many men notice an immediate improvement when they start on medication or another form of treatment.
Patients of the UAB Urology Clinic usually are referred by their primary care doctor, but some men start their ED treatment journey at the clinic. Almost always, treatment begins with pills designed to increase blood flow to the penis. These include: Sildenafil (Viagra) Tadalafil (Cialis) Vardenafil (Levitra and Staxyn) Avanafil (Stendra) .
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Another second-line therapy is the use of alprostadil, either intracavernosal or intraurethral. Two products are available for direct injection, Caverject (Pfizer) or Edex (Actient). A small needle is used to inject the medication into the lateral aspect of the penis through a small-gauge needle.
Only a small subset of men with ED benefit from vascular testing, which can identify specific arterial or venous dysfunction amenable to surgical reconstruction. For the vast majority, such testing is unlikely to change management strategy. Thus, specialized testing is now limited to PDE-I non-responders, young men with post-traumatic or primary ED, men with Peyronie’s Disease, and legal investigations.
Oral pills called phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed medications for ED and include: Viagra (sildenafil) Cialis (tadalafil) Levitra (vardenafil) Stendra (avanafil)
This depends on whether you know what it is causing your ED. There are some things you can do that may help prevent ED, including: Avoid drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or abusing drugs. Ask your doctor if ED is a side effect of a new or current medicine you are taking. He or she may have an alternative medicine. Control your blood sugar and blood pressure. Try to relax and avoid stress.
Did you know that diabetes can contribute to erectile dysfunction and other men’s health conditions? Find out more about why treating your diabetes is important. Get more education on diabetes awareness.
Khera M, Snyder PJ, Martin KA. Treatment of male sexual dysfunction. UpToDate. 2019. Accessed at https://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-of-male-sexual-dysfunction on January 31, 2020.
Some herbal products and supplements can cause side effects or interact with other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you try an alternative treatment for erectile dysfunction, especially if you're taking medications or you have a chronic health problem such as heart disease or diabetes.
The phrase “penis exercise” actually refers to exercises known as pelvic floor or Kegel exercises, in which a man focuses on strengthening the muscles that control the flow of urine and ejaculation. These exercises are often recommended to men who are recovering from prostate cancer treatment, have problems with ejaculation, or have a hard time holding their urine, but they do not appear to help erectile dysfunction. Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Pelvic Floor Muscles What Are the Pelvic Floor Muscles? Kegels for Men How Are Kegel Exercises Performed in Men? Guide Are Kegel Exercises Good For ED? Topic Guide Kegels are exercises used to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which can help prevent incontinence, prevent accidentally passing gas or stool, and improve orgasms. Kegel exercises can also help men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and enhance sexual performance.
Natural treatment- Regular yoga, vitamin E and, fiber rich diet, increase in the intake of garlic, cayenne pepper and ginger
In fact, one common reason many younger men visit their doctor is to get erectile dysfunction medication. Often, men with erectile dysfunction suffer with diabetes or heart disease, or may be sedentary or obese, but they don’t realize the impact of these health conditions on sexual function. Along with erectile dysfunction treatment, the doctor may recommend managing the illness, being more physically active, or losing weight.
A lot of women may be familiar with Kegels, as these are often recommended after childbirth, and are named after Dr. Kegel (yep, he was a real person!) who studied and practised sexual medicine in the 1940s.
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Urology Associates provides various treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED). Our urology team will help treat your ED safely and effectively.