What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?
ED, or erectile dysfunction, is when a man can’t get and keep an erection strong enough for sexual activity.
Incidental ED is common. Most men experience it during stressful times. Frequent ED can be an indication of a health issue that requires treatment. It can also cause problems in your relationships or social confidence, and you may need to talk to a professional. Let us explore more about erectile dysfunction treatment.
ED can be of two types: frequent or occasional.
Five most successful treatments for erectile dysfunction (ED)
Treating ED does not always need to start and end with only oral medications, which may cause severe side effects. Furthermore, it’s not safe for you to take such medications, especially for those already dealing with chest pain, low blood pressure, and heart disease or failure. Furthermore, these medications occasionally fail to work for a few men.
Nothing to worry about. There are many erectile dysfunction treatments. Let’s learn about some of them.
Vacuum Erection Device (VED)
Commonly called a penile pump, it works by pulling blood toward your penis with the help of suction. After an erection is created, a tension ring is shifted to the base of your penis, which helps maintain an erection for half an hour.
Most men don’t like the ring compression and suction concept for maintaining and getting erections. But it is a reliable treatment that works for many couples to get their intimate life back to normal without taking drugs.
Most of the time, erectile dysfunction is caused by heart conditions that last for a long time or by short-term stress that reduces blood flow to the penis. But having low testosterone levels can also make it hard to get and keep an erection. Your doctor can help you determine if your testosterone levels are low and if starting this treatment might help you reduce ED symptoms.
However, this treatment is not suggested as a primary, single treatment for ED. A doctor might suggest trying it with another ED treatment option based on your symptom profile.
It includes putting a tiny drug pellet into the penis tip.
Through this treatment, it takes 10 to 12 minutes to form an erection, which lasts around 30 to 60 minutes. Still, this treatment can cause side effects like a burning feeling or a small amount of bleeding from the tip of your penis.
These injections contain medicine that increases blood flow to the penile area much better than oral medications. The medicine is directly injected at the base of your penis with the help of a small needle.
It includes a 30 to 45-minute surgical process that sets down a water-based device in the penis’s erection chambers, which allows you to control precisely how long you want your erection to last. This is one of the most successful treatments for ED.
As it includes a short surgical process, you might feel uncomfortable undergoing this treatment. Your doctor can thoroughly choose the best option for you. The success rate of this penile implant treatment is around 90%.
Other ways to ease ED symptoms
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is not always caused by increasing age. It is often related to one or more health problems you might not know about. Depression, anxiety, heart disease, and high blood pressure can lead to ED symptoms.
In addition to different treatments, you can ease your symptoms by taking steps to improve your mental and heart health.
How to prevent ED?
You can follow many steps to prevent ED. These steps include:
- Try to exercise regularly
- Maintain a balanced weight
- Eat healthy diet
- Try to find ways to manage or reduce stress
- Try to take enough sleep
- If you smoke, quit it immediately
- Stop taking medications that are not prescribed by your doctor
- Try to manage your anxiety and depression
Erectile Dysfunction is a serious sexual incapability that can make your sexual life unhealthy. It can be hard for you to discuss this openly with your partner. However, you can feel free to contact Dr. Ramit Kamate, who can help diagnose your ED and offer the best erectile dysfunction treatment in Pune. He is an experienced gynecologist and sexologist with more than 12 years of experience.