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Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2021, August 21). Erectile dysfunction. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved October 14, 2021, from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/erectile-dysfunction/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355782. .
The idea of using low-energy shock waves to treat erectile dysfunction comes from studies that show that these types of shocks help heart blood vessels regrow, a process called revascularization. Shock wave therapy may also work on the penis, and there have been some promising results, but it’s not currently an approved ED treatment. "It’s similar to the type of shock waves used to break up kidney stones, and it may cause revascularization,” says Bennett. “However, there are not yet any good controlled studies to recommend it to patients."
Usually, men have 3 to 5 erections during the night as they sleep. Your doctor may use an overnight erection test to see whether you’re able to get an erection.
There are several areas of the brain involved in sexual behavior and erections. In psychogenic ED, the brain may send messages that prevent (inhibit) erections or psychogenic ED may be related to the body's response to stressors and the release of chemicals (catecholamines) that tighten the penile muscles, preventing them from relaxing.
While there’s limited research on how ED affects different races, a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine showed that Black Americans may be slightly more likely to suffer from ED than white Americans or Hispanic Americans.
Reluctance to seek treatment remains the major barrier to restoring full sexual function for men who have erectile dysfunction.
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Pelvic floor exercises or Kegels are the most helpful treatment for ED. A person feels improvement in erection after 4-6 weeks. Following different Kegel exercises can be tried to get a harder and long-lasting erection.
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Aetna considers the following diagnostic workup of erectile dysfunction medically necessary: Comprehensive history and physical examination (including medical and sexual history and psychosocial evaluation) Duplexscan (Doppler and ultrasound) in conjunction with intracorporeal papaverine Dynamic infusion cavernosometry and cavernosography only for members who are to undergo re-vascularization procedures and meet medical necessity criteria for penile re-vascularization (see below) Pharmacological response test for erectile dysfunction (using vasoactive drugs, e.g., papaverine HCl, phentolamine mesylate, prostaglandin E1) Pudendal arteriography (angiography) only for members who are to undergo penile re-vascularization and meet the medical necessity criteria for penile revascularization (see below).
First, you’re not alone (even if it’s not a common topic of conversation with your mates) and there shouldn't be any stigma involved in getting help for this.
A proper nerve system is essential for a man to keep having a normal erection. Men may find difficulty in erection when they suffer nerve damage. Nerve damage can be caused due to;
The vacuum device is relatively well tolerated but may cause pain, bruising and numbness.
Another relatively simple, non-invasive treatment for ED includes use of a vacuum erection device (‘penile pump’), to assist with achieving erection for intercourse. These devices work by pulling blood into the penis; a tight constrictive ring is then placed at the base of the penis. While generally safe, care should be taken not to overinflate the device nor to leave the constrictive ring on for prolonged periods as either of these may lead to penile damage.
Endovascular treatment can be performed using either antegrade access via the deep dorsal penile vein, which should be the preferential route, or using a retrograde transfemoral venous approach.
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