Erectile dysfunction is the inability to cause or hold on to the erection during the sexual intercourse. It causes due to many physiological and psychological problems. There may be any one of them or both type of problems combined to cause erectile dysfunction in males. When you consult a highly qualified and experienced urologist in hospitals like Lazare Urology in Brooklyn, you can get the assistance with your medical problem. The following treatments are done to get rid of the issue:
The erectile dysfunctional is treated in accordance with the cause. Various blood tests, physical examinations, urine tests, ultrasound and psychological examinations are done for curing erectile dysfunction.
- Oral medication:
There are many drugs prescribed by an urologist which will help you to get rid of the symptoms. You can take these medicines orally:
Tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis)
Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)
These medicines help you to increase the blood flow in your penis and get an erection in response to stimulation. These medicines enhance the effect of nitric oxide which is a natural chemical in your body that relaxes muscles in the penis. The dosage and side effects of these medicines vary. Hence you should take these under the consultation of your doctor.
- Alprostadil self-injection
In this method you have to self-inject the medicines prescribed to you by your urologist. The pain you feel through this injection is very minor as the needle used is very thin. There are also side effects of these injections like mild bleeding, prolonged erection, etc.
- Testosterone replacement
When the reason of erectile dysfunction is low level of hormone testosterone, this method is used. This therapy is given as a stand-alone therapy or in combination of other treatments.
- Penis implant
This treatment includes surgical implants of devices on both the side of penis. These implants help you to manage the erection for the time you want. The devices are malleable rods to help the penis firm but bendable.